LAHORE: Following a successful pilot project in primary schools in Karachi and Lahore, a group of Pakistan and UK-based organisations have called upon the government and private sector to work together to enable children to access their right to literacy through the Jolly Phonics method.

Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers who witness rapid results.

It is used in the majority of schools in the UK and a large amount of the private schools across Asia.–Staff Reporter

The pilot projects in Karachi and Lahore were carried out to access how effective Jolly Phonics is in Pakistan.

It was implemented in partnership between the AFAAQ Foundation, Punjab Education Foundation, ITACEC, Phonics Club and Universal Learning Solutions UK, with evaluation of the impact of the project being carried out by the Research Society for Synthetic Phonics.

Fatima Tuz Zahra, founder of Phonics Club, said: “We are delighted that these findings further highlight the massive potential that Jolly Phonics has to raise English literacy levels in Pakistan and call upon all stakeholders to join hands and enable our children to access this method in their schools”.