Sierra Leone

A national rollout of Jolly Phonics has been approved for Sierra Leone

The Jolly Phonics Project in Sierra Leone commenced in October 2018 with a pilot project in Bo District. This was closely followed by pilot projects in Bonthe, Bombali, Kenema, Kailahun, Karene and Port Loko Districts. Following the successful completion of the pilot in 42 schools in 7 districts of Sierra Leone, the then Minister of Basic & Secondary School Education, Alpha Timbo, approved a countrywide rollout of Jolly Phonics for the 2019/2020 academic year.


4 out of 5 regions in Sierra Leone have started to roll out Jolly Phonics

Pilot phase
Rollout phase
Sustainability phase

Take a look at the project in action...

Project Reports and Documents


The 2019 Roll Out report.pdf

Project Contacts

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Olusola Kemi Oladapo-Tonade

Sierra Leone Country Director & Jolly Phonics Trainer

Projects: All nationwide

Project Partners

Kemi is the lead Jolly Phonics trainer and the Country Director for the Jolly Futures project in Sierra Leone.