“Their approach could be replicated across Thailand and southeast Asia.”
– The Guardian
Education was the route Tanin Timtong followed to escape from poverty from Thailand’s Nonthaburi province to Bangkok, its capital city, where the trained engineer served as the general manager of a multinational company.
In 2012, he was dismayed by the results of a national survey showing that 2 million Thai students from poor families were not attending school — 300,000 were dropping out annually after the 9-year compulsory education, and other millions were underperforming in national mathematics and science exams. Therefore, he decided to take an action.
Tanin assembled a team of educators and entrepreneurs and founded the social enterprise company, Learn Education. Learn Education is a one-on-one blended learning platform that helps teachers improve their skills and frees them to provide more individual attention to students who need supports.
Tailored to the content of the national O-NET examinations (GCSE-equivalent), Learn Education provides interactive video lessons and immediate post-learning evaluation tests. These facilitate teachers’ understanding of students’ learning and strategic coaching of weaker students, leading to improvements in teacher-student relationships and overall student motivation and achievement.