Tutu-and-kidsWe believe, that given the right opportunities, support and encouragement at the right time, anyone can change their lives for the better.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to make the journey from dependence to independence, despite poverty and urban degeneration which threatens the future of our children.

Young people from the Rhondda speak about the grim reality of living in the Valleys:

‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next.’ Manic Street Preachers

The work of Valleys Kids is centred in the heart of the Rhondda Valleys, once famous the world over for its coal, its poetry & song and its passion. The coal has gone, but the passion and poetry remain, alongside a vibrancy of community spirit, typical of these communities, despite the immense challenges we face.