From the young age of 9, Jameela was always seen with a young child attached to her hip, whether they were cousins, nephews, nieces, children of family friends or acquaintances, it did not matter. This continued into her adult life as she became a mother and a child care worker. Her fondest memory is of her then 1 year old waking her up every morning with kisses all over her face.
After becoming a teacher and finishing her Master of Education, Jameela ran her own education centre, ILMA Education, where she gives young children the advantages of an early education. Being a migrant at the age of 5, she was at a disadvantage because of the language barrier until she cracked the reading code and began to read and write. She has been reading and writing ever since and wants all children to be able to read and write.
Jameela has taught, and still is teaching, children to read and write and she wants parents to be able to give their own children this advantage as well. She gives parents the tools and techniques to teach their own children. Along the way, she also helps parents with parenting support.
She can be found online at jameelaho.com (teaching site) ilmaeducation.com (parenting site) and jameelaho.wordpress.com (author blog). Occassionally, you will find her enthusiastically digging into reading and teaching books at book sales and bookstores.