Spreading the Joy of Jolly Phonics

Jolly Futures enables government school children in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to learn to read and write in English with Jolly Phonics.

Jolly Futures is the world’s most far-reaching and effective philanthropic literacy programme

Who We Are

We are not your usual development actors. Jolly Futures is made up of a global family of passionate philanthropists, experts, project managers, trainers, government officials and educators, who believe in the power of Jolly Phonics and are on a mission to give this gift to the worlds most underprivileged children.

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What We Offer

We provide children in the world’s most challenging contexts with the opportunity to learn to read and write with Jolly Phonics - a world leading, effective, fun and multi-sensory synthetic phonics programme. We do this through the donation of materials, high quality teacher training, world-leading technology, and the provision of expert advice and support.

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Projects and Impact

Jolly Futures has reached numerous countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. We are ambitious about scale, because millions of children are still not learning to read and write in school, but at the same time we are serious about quality and achieving results. Balancing the two is a challenge we are ready to embrace.

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National Jolly Phonics Rollout in Namibia

March 14, 2022

Namibia has joined several other African countries with the adoption of Jolly Phonics in all public primary schools. Following successful pilots in several regions, Jolly Phonics was rolled out in all grade 1 classes in Oshana Region in 2019 and progressed to Jolly Grammar 1 and 2 for grade 2 and 3 teachers in 2021. Based on the success of these interventions it was agreed that Jolly Phonics would be adopted nationwide in 2022 .

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