Helen Sawyerr has over 20 years working experience in the social welfare sector, 12 of these years in management positions. She is passionate about providing literacy skills to pupils from the grassroots up, especially in Africa. One of the ways she actualises this is in her role at Optimalpath Consulting Ltd where she is the Education Programme Manager.
She supports our projects in Nigeria, Ghana, and Cote D’Ivoire.
Olubusola (Busola) Eshiet has a PhD in Education with a focus on improving the reading skills of Nigerian pupils. During the PhD research, she established that synthetic phonics instruction resulted in ease of gaining reading and writing skills. These skills were easily transferred to other subjects resulting in greater achievement not only in language but in other subjects as well.
Her drive to achieve a higher literacy rate in Nigeria has its root in over 30 years of experience as a teacher. She sadly noticed a gradual decline in reading and writing skills. As a supporter of development through education, Busola began teaching free after school literacy classes. She has since led many successful projects aimed at helping pupils achieve literacy skills early and with ease. In the past 10 years, she has initiated and supervised the implementation of programmes leading to the attainment of an increase in teaching skills of teachers and growth in reading and writing skills of pupils.
Her experience includes working with teachers, government, donors, and charitable organisations towards the achievement of improved literacy.
Busola has spoken at local and international conferences on literacy, publishedarticlesinpeer reviewed journals, and has developed a strong network with literacy experts in several countries.
Dr. Olubusola Eshiet
Dr. Olubusola Eshiet
"...has a PhD in Education with a main focus on improving the reading skills of Nigerian pupils..."
"...She is passionate about children's learning and development..."
"...has more than 33 years’ experience in academia, human resource management and training..."
Emmanuel Eshiet has more than 33 years’ experience in academia, human resource management and training. He has a passion for developing literacy skills and entrepreneurship. He is presently the Administrative & Finance Manager for Optimalpath Consulting and is responsible for office management, accounting and marketing.
Often addressed as Yemi, she is an early years Practitioner, teacher and Educationist. She is passionate about children's learning and development, especially in supporting the acquisition of English by children with English as an additional language. She has over nineteen years’ experience of working with children across all ages. Yemi has worked as a teacher and head of department of languages in schools in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
In addition, Yemi has worked across government agencies in the United Kingdom as; an Education Registration Officer - Ofsted, Team Manager - Office of National Statistics and Executive Officer - Department of Works and Pensions. Her educational background includes a Bachelor and a Masters in Education, (B.Ed. & Med) and Early Year Practitioner (EYPS) qualifications.