About Us


Our experienced team of consultants are all highly familiar with the Kenyan context. They have extensive experience and expertise working in a range of Kenyan educational settings providing them with in depth understanding of the former Kenyan 8-4-4 curriculum and the new CBC curriculum; including its strengths, limitations and grounds for flexibility. Having worked closely with teachers, educational leaders, stakeholders and government officials across East Africa in both private and Government primary schools, the team have the knowledge and ability to create educational teaching and training programs and accompanying resources and to support and enhance the curriculum.

Sian Summers Issa is the Founder and Director of Education Matters East Africa and the Lead Consultant.

Sian is an educationalist and teacher with years of experience working in diverse educational settings.  Her areas of teaching experience and expertise  spans from birth through to adulthood. She is a trained teacher, Early Years Professional and Jolly Phonics Trainer. Her work in and outside of Kenya has involved both the classroom and the local community. With several years of both living and working in Kenya and a working knowledge of Kiswahili, Sian has a solid understanding of the cultural context and her ability to utilise local contacts ensures all of her work is both effective and appropriate to the context and cultures.   

Universal Learning Solutions Team

We have large team of nine experienced Professional Jolly Phonics Trainers and two experienced Workshop Leaders. 


You have made me love my work. I used to do it for a living but now I do it with passion. I don't just want to be a teacher, I want to be a great teacher with a great impact on my pupils

Nelly, Teacher Feedback

The course facilitator made the workshop very interactive, practical and motivating. I recommend it for all teachers and Trainers of teachers. A good effort was made to show how to apply this knowledge to Kiwsahili language and current curriculum programs.

Pwani University Lecturer

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Contact us at 0789458443 or email info@educationmatters.co.ke