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Learning the letter sounds is the first step towards reading and writing.
Fatima is a trainer and is currently running her newly opened Jolly Learning Centre (Phonics Club) in Pakistan, where children, parents and teachers now enjoy her lively training. She is working as a trainer and literacy consultant for various organizations. She provides Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar training along with the progression of concepts.
She also organizes sessions and her enthusiastic and lively seminars demonstrate her passion for effective language instruction. She believes every child and teacher deserve to benefit from the synthetic phonics approach using Jolly Phonics program. She works closely with local education foundations, authorities and publishers. Recently working with Punjab Government and piloting Jolly phonics in low cost public and private schools.
She has been impressed with the speed and enthusiasm of the children in learning with Jolly Phonics and she eagerly gives training to schools in the region, amazed how unbelievably well this method works if used effectively.
She is acknowledged for her sessions on Teaching with products in Pakistan and abroad. She had planned curriculums and training sessions for various school systems from high to very low budget schools.
I have graduated in Economics & Finance; however, my professional inclination is in training and development, early childhood education and child psychology. As a person, I love travelling, meeting new people, discussing ideas and exploring new opportunities.
I have been teaching and specializing in junior grades since 2012. I am a freelance trainer and have been training teachers, school administrators and parents on a regular basis. I believe that in a country like Pakistan, with a population of more than 190 million, there is a huge need for early childhood educators and professional trainers. Therefore, I decided to tap into this area so that I can wide the spread of my knowledge.
Sadaf is an experienced teacher and the Head of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at her school. She is really passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others. Since implementing the Jolly Phonics programme in her school, children have shown tremendous results whilst becoming excellent readers and creative writers. Sadaf strongly believes that the ability to read and write is the basic right of every child and that no child deserves to be overlooked.
Sadaf has conducted workshops and training sessions for her teachers. She is constantly working on creating fun and exciting activities to fully engage the children in the learning process. She is enthusiastic for shaping young minds to the thrill of learning regardless of learning styles or difficulties.
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” (Nelson Mandela)
Falak is a teacher and trainer of Jolly Phonics and has spent some of her time working with Fatima-Tuz-Zahra at Phonics Club; a learning center specifically teaching with the Jolly Phonics method. Falak has independently taught many children over the years, and when using Jolly Phonics she was so impressed with the speed and enthusiasm of the students’ learning that she now uses nothing else.
Falak is now eager to pass on her experience and knowledge of Jolly Phonics so that other teachers and parents can benefit their students and children they are teaching. Her target is to spread Jolly Phonics across the whole of Pakistan to ensure the country meets international educational standards.
Fatima Aftab is Manger Research and Evaluation for Research society for Synthetic phonics and Phonics Club. She joined Phonics Club as Co -Principal Investigator for the first Pilot study project for the PEF schools in 2015 .Later she served as Principal Investigator for the trial projects ran across Lahore and Karachi schools.
Fatima is currently perusing her degree of M.S in Clinical Psychology and believes in following interdisciplinary approach.. As a psychologist I know that students learn best when they are taught alphabets, words and sounds using fun activities from narrating and asking them to repeat after you. As co-principal investigator for PEF schools along with my RSSP members I did evaluation of reading skills of grade 1 students prior to the introduction of synthetic phonics approach. Moreover I did monthly evaluation of schools for ensuring correct utilization of resources and jolly phonics concepts in classes. I wish success to Jolly Phonics approach which would ultimately help in taking synthetic phonics approach to hundreds of less privileged schools of Pakistan and picture of primary education would improve in Pakistan.
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