Thus Thought's Learning Improvement Program (LIP)

Promote Student Engagement in Learning (PSEL)
The student-centric learning enrichment programs are focused on the bottom-up approach; the student gains more independence and control by becoming aware of many ways to improve his/her learning. It is no longer the student just sitting in a class and expecting the teacher to do all the teaching for him/her; he/she is more engaged and empowered.

  1. Neighborhood Peer-Based Tutoring, Mentoring and Group Study Program
  2. Targeted Remediation Program
  3. Building a Stronger Foundation Program
  4. Student Leadership Program
Professional Support for Teachers (PST)

All the quality improvement programs focus on teacher training of some sort. Starting this year, Nepal government has embarked on an ambitious 5-year program called School Sector Reform Program (SSRP), which includes a Teacher Professional Development (TPD) program. The TPD is a 30-days training module divided into three 10-days segments, which are to be delivered one segment every year for each teacher. Each of the 10-days segment is further broken into 5-days needs-based training at the training centre, 3-days worth of take-home projects, and 2-days of auditing and counseling at the teacher’s school. However, government programs are not always implemented as planned. In order to work in synergy with this comprehensive teacher training program, we provide on the ground monitoring of the schools and make sure all are aware of the programs available to them and are participating in them. Beyond this, teachers need additional support.

  1. Teacher Student Assistant (TA) Program
  2. Teacher Coaching and Feedback Program
  3. Targeted Review and Remediation During Class-time Program
Effective Education Partnerships within the Community (EEPC)

"It takes a village to raise a child."
- African Proverb

The support of the community is essential for success. There are many committees already in existence, such as a Village Development Committee (VDC). All of the schools have their own School Management Committee (SMC) and Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Not all committees function well. The goal of this organizing is to better coordinate between the schools to standardize on common sets of best practices. In order to improve the main school (K-10), all the other feeder primary schools are included to achieve similar quality levels at all grades.

  1. Village Development Committee (VDC)
  2. Village School Management Committee (VSMC)
  3. School Management Committee (SMC
  4. Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  5. Headmasters Committee (HC)
  6. Student Representative Committee (SRC)
Key Indicators

Our key indicators allow us to evaluate progress towards our strategic goals. It also allows us to measure success of our programs and provides insights about how engaging the students in their learning can contribute to improving the quality of education.

In alignment with Education For All aim, our target pass rate on the 10th grade national examination is 80 percent within 5-years of our involvement. While this is a measurable goal, it is intended as a byproduct of our underlying focus, which is in the engagement of the students in their learning. To be able to learn well is an essential life skill.

To achieve our goals, we introduce low-cost student-centric enrichment programs, strengthen existing school committees and work in synergy with government programs, such as the School Sector Reform Program (SSRP). It is inclusive of all the schools in the village. Our commitment lasts for 10-years, in which we have 3-years of active involvement followed by 2-years of transitional handover to the local community and 5-years of followup monitoring. We also assist neighboring villages in replicating the model for their schools.