Lighthouse School Program

Challenge of Education in Indonesia

High-quality education is the foundation for the successful development of a country. Based on Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 (World Economic Forum, 2017), currently, Indonesia is placed in rank 36 of 137 countries. This number shows that Indonesia still have lots to do to compete against other developing countries, and one of the ways is to work harder in improving the education quality. Based on research by McKinsey Global Institute, there will be more request for a well-educated and skillful workforce in 2030. Thus, the quality improvement of graduates is the most crucial part in the development of Indonesia (McKinsey Global Institute, 2010).

The quality improvement of graduates should be done in parallel with the quality improvement of teachers’ competence. Though the number of schools in Indonesia drastically increase in 2009-2017, the quality of teachers, in general, is far from expected. With close to 3 million teachers and 211.646 schools, the government of Indonesia needs support to achieve an excellence of Indonesia education. PSF-SDO partnered with both government and private sector to work in elevating education quality in Indonesia through an initiative namely Lighthouse School Program.

What is a Lighthouse School Program?

Lighthouse School Program (LSP) is established to assist under-performed schools to be quality schools that would be role models among others in the area. This intervention program will be applied at school for 3 years to fulfil the National Standard as well as LSP Standards through the implementation of teachers’ professional development, school management improvement, students’ capacity improvement and school community empowerment. STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and English subjects are important keys of the program to create more competitive graduates through the collaboration and empowerment of the school community.

Strategic Approach

Visioning and Sustainable Learning System Development

The design of school blueprint based on the result of the School Profiling Study, conducted using a rigorous Lighthouse School Standards

Teachers Professional Development

Teachers exposure to effective learning approaches, implementing world best practices through workshops & coaching, and their empowerment to share their good practices to others

School Management Improvement

School leader capacity building on establishing an independent & accountable school through workshops, consultancy & coaching

Students Capacity Enhancement

Students development on character & effective learning skills and exposure to international learning experience

Community School Empowerment

Parents engagement and collaborative partnership development to support the development of the school


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    Kota Jakarta Selatan,
    Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12780

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