Kenya

With excellent results in Kilifi and Tana River, there is growing interest in Jolly Futures in Kenya.

In 2015, the first Jolly Phonics pilot study was conducted in 6 government schools in the coastal Kilifi County, with astounding results. Further successful pilots at both pre-primary and primary level were then conducted in 2017 and 2018, in partnership with Pwani University. As a result, in 2019, Kilifi County was the first county in Kenya to adopt Jolly Phonics in all public Pre-Primary schools. This rollout was managed by our implementing partner, Universal Learning Solutions, and reached over a 680 public pre-primary schools.

3Counties
2820Teachers
105720Pupils

Jolly Phonics has been rolled out across Kilifi and Tana River Counties, and is being piloted in Taita Taveta County.

Pilot phase
Rollout phase
Sustainability phase

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Project Reports and Documents

Kilifi Jolly Phonics Case Study 2017- 2019.pdf

Project Contacts

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Sian Summers Issa

Kenya Country Director, Universal Learning Solutions & Jolly Phonics Trainer

Projects: All nationwide

Project Partners

Universal Learning Solutions, registered as Literacy Learning Solutions in Kenya, is a not-for-profit organisation that is managing the implementation of the Jolly Futures projects in several countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Cameroon. It’s vision is of a world where all children can read and write with confidence and enjoy their right to learn.