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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Jolly Phonics Rollouts Accross Four Indian States

November 23, 2022

Dr. S. V. Gomathi continues to be an incredible Jolly Phonics advocate in India. Her research has contributed to these states adopting the use of Jolly Phonics as the methodology for teaching early reading and writing in English. Her research found that parents move their children out of government schools in search of private schools for better English instruction. The recent steps taken by many states shows they recognise the value of English instruction as they have turned to the Jolly Phonics programme to enhance the teaching of English in their schools.

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