Agnes is from Kampala, Uganda. From a very young age, she wanted to become a teacher. Agnes holds a Bachelor’s degree in Primary Education and has teaching experience of over 26 years. Agnes has worked in public, private and international school settings, with a concentration in early literacy skills, and has used Jolly Phonics for the past ten years. Seeing children who use English as a second language learn how to read early and improve their speech and comprehension skills is very fulfilling for her. Agnes is currently the Director at IGNITE JOLLY PHONICS FOUNDATION FOR UGANDA, serves as a Literacy Consultant for different Primary School Boards, and teaches language skills part-time at Fram Nursery vocational school, a kindergarten teachers’ training institution.
Agnes would like to share her Jolly Phonics experience with fellow teachers, teacher trainers and parents within East Africa through hands-on workshops and training. This would, in return, help place a firm foundation in early literacy skills among children, thus combating the literacy problem that has remained an obstacle to many children’s steady learning progress today.