Kantolomba Village, Zambia

It was a privilege to be invited by Swan Christian College to accompany them on their student trip to the Light Up Ahead School in Kantolomba, Zambia to conduct teacher training in Jolly Phonics.


It was wonderful to learn from and with the fantastic staff at the Light Up Ahead School – the achievements of their students are a testimony to their dedication. Whilst I conducted training the Swan Christian students conducted baseline testing and taught prepared lessons to the students.


It was quite an experience to conduct Jolly Phonics demonstration lessons without a smartboard – but it is one of the great advantages of the program; it can easily adjust to the available resources.


I was excited to meet our family’s sponsor child, Roidah. Her letter for me to take home to my children said she loves us “like a cup of milk” – precious!


We had an intensive week of training and now we are planning regular webinars to follow up with the application of the new Jolly Phonics program.