Mukaranta is a community interest company registered in the UK, with a sister company in Nigeria, MuKaranta Literacy Resources Ltd. We are established as a consultancy for promoting reading skills and literacy pedagogy in Nigerian primary schools. Both directors of MuKaranta are experienced language and literacy trainers who believe that everyone first needs access to literacy education through the medium of a language that they already speak. As literacy consultants, we collaborate with partners in the educational field in Nigeria and the UK. These include NSF Developments, Tallafi UK, and the digital literacy consultancy, onebillion.
Hindy was born in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, and is a fluent Hausa speaker. After graduating with a degree in History and English literature, she did a post-graduate Master’s in English Language Teaching. Since 2021, Hindy has been closely involved in educational consultancy in Northern Nigeria, including with education programmes funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (formerly the Department for International Development, DfID).
Mary spent several years in Kano, Northern Nigeria, researching her PhD on the Fulfulde language. After qualifying as a language teacher, she enjoyed a career editing and writing educational books for major international publishers. With Nigerian colleagues she then developed resources for teaching basic Hausa literacy and worked for the Teacher Development Programme. Until recently, Mary was Secretary of BALID, the British Association for Literacy in Development.