Sian Summers Issa is an Early Years Professional, Teacher and the Founder and Director of Education Matters East Africa. Education Matters East Africa is an educational consultancy focusing on teachers’ on-going professional development; believing that investing in teachers contributes towards positive, sustainable change for education in East Africa. Empowering teachers and giving them the tools relevant to their context encourages improved classroom delivery, effective teaching and consequentially improves the outcomes for children.
With over 14 years of experience working in nurseries, pre-schools and primary schools in the UK and East Africa, Sian is particularly passionate about developing early reading skills. She believes Jolly Phonics is the most successful program enabling children to quickly become confident readers in English and Kiswahili. Based in coastal Kenya, Sian has been using the programme for over 7 years in both private and government schools. She is an experienced trainer and is excited to share Jolly Phonics with those ready to put the fun back into reading.
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Sian now manages a team of Jolly Trainers who are available to deliver training.
From top left to right of the photo: Bilal, Irene, Mwanasha, Judith, Terezia, Regina and Nelly.
From bottom left to right of the photo: Maureen, Jackline, Dorcas, Sian and Celestine