Tyume Valley Schools (TVS)

Key to the Future

TVS will work intensively with local primary schools in the Tyume Valley area of South Africa to raise the standard of English Language thus providing the key to future educational achievement.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103909)

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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




All South African children receive their education and are examined in either English or Afrikaans. Many African children in rural schools are held back by being taught English by unqualified teachers and are unable to access the language of text books or to express themselves in English to examination standards. In many schools the percentage of students passing the final leaving exams necessary to find employment is now even lower than it was under apartheid.


The project will target primary school children in Grades 6 and 7 with a view to transforming their English before they enter secondary school. ESOL qualified volunteers will work with teachers in schools and in an out of school supplementary programme to teach learners to the internationally recognised standard of the Cambridge Young Learners English Tests.