South Sudan

Jolly Phonics was successfully piloted in 2019 with future plans for expansion.

Juba is the capital and largest city of South Sudan. The city is situated on the White Nile and also serves as the capital of Central Equatoria State. South Sudan is a multilingual country, with over 60 indigenous languages spoken. The official language of the country is English which was introduced in the region during the colonial era. Jubeq state is divided in to 3 blocks. Juba Turn Block,Kator Turn Block and Munuqi Turn Block. Jolly futures was first implemented in Juba, 6 schools from each Block with the support of Rev. Daniel Sewaka and Mr Arsenio Beda on Feb 2019. The intervention of the 18 selected schools, 6 schools from each block. Jolly Future case study results show some improvement; children’s blending, reading and writing skills to a certain degree. Sadly with the pandemic follow up and support was only possible remotely. In the near future it is believed to work together again to expand Jolly Futures, to promote young children’s English literacy across Juba and reach out other states in South Sudan.


Pilot in Juba.

Pilot phase
Rollout phase
Sustainability phase

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Project Contacts

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Luwam Araya Bahibi

Jolly Phonics Trainer, Jolly Futures Manager and Educational Consultant

Projects: Various

Project Partners

Jolly Futures CIC is a UK-registered social enterprise that has been established to manage the overall implementation of the Jolly Futures Programme. Jolly Futures supports Implementing Partners and directly partners with government to ensure high-quality projects that achieve results.