Jolly Phonics Project in the Republic of Guinea
The Jolly Phonics project in Guinea is implemented under a partnership between the Guinean government (Ministre de I’Education Nationale et de I’Alphabetisation (MENA)), Jolly Learning Limited UK and Optimalpath Consulting Limited (OCL) – a UK based literacy organisation.
The literacy project which was launched in Conakry in September 2019, has spread to all the eight regions in the country due to its visible impact on pupils literacy skills, the enthusiasm it generates among pupils, teachers, parents and the overwhelming support and encouragement from National Government (MENA) and Regional Government Officials alike.
Under the philanthropic Jolly Futures Programme of Jolly Learning Limited, Government school teachers, School Education Directors and Inspectors in each of the eight regions in Guinea have been trained in the Jolly Phonics method. The training sessions were conducted in two phases. In the first phase, 185 participants from the eight regions including CP1 Teachers from 48 schools, Directors, Inspectors, other government officials and community leaders received a two-day Jolly Phonics training from September 16 to October 30, 2019, and each school was provided with Jolly Phonics Kit for teachers and pupils. The second phase which covered advanced skills and refresher training was delivered in each of the eight regions of the country in January 2020.