My Journey from Fellowship to Scholarship

“Personally, I feel that we need people who wholly and truly believe in developing Malaysia to come home. We have talent spread around the world and it would be great if we could consolidate it back home. If you want to see a powerful change, be part of making that happen.”   Law to Education…

Soonufat Supramaniam: Heart for the Arts brought me back to Malaysia

“We believe that excellent education is beyond academic achievement and it’s about transforming mindsets and exposing students, about creating opportunities for them to succeed.”     Soonufat Supramaniam, better known as Soon, is a 2015 Alumnus currently teaching English at a high-need school in Lubok Buntar, Kedah. As a graduate from The Australian National University…

My School Reality: Resilience through the Fellowship

Phavanjit Kaur, a 2018 Fellow, is currently placed in a high need school in Johor. This is her candid account of her daily life as a teacher. (Written on 2nd of June 2018) I don’t think I would do any justice to describe my 3 months as a Teach For Malaysia Fellow so far (I…

Meet Alex, our Volunteer from Switzerland!

“It was in early 2018 when I applied for Credit Suisse’s Global Citizen Programme. Now, six months later, I am about to leave Switzerland and am heading towards Kuala Lumpur. I am definitely curious and a little nervous, but very excited about what is expecting me.” This was what Alexander Hayoz, Vice President of Credit…

#TFMweek2018 : Dancing Queen Goes Back To School

On the 6th of August, Suhaili Micheline, one of Malaysia’s most celebrated contemporary dancers and a name famously associated with the likes of Under Armour, Sk!n, Disney and Malaysia’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, took a ferry ride to a small island off Klang with 2018 Fellow Gee Keat to participate in a co-teaching…

Yen Teng: I teach for others like myself

“Your background should not define your success in life.” Lim Yen Teng (2017 Fellow) has first-hand experience in the hardship of coming from a challenging background. Despite the barriers he faced, his life was transformed by the influence of a cikgu. Being one himself now, he strives to empower others that face the same challenges…

Tina Tan: Three lessons from the Fellowship

Learning is a two-way street When I first started the Fellowship, I was told that teaching would push me to achieve my potential and would be a great learning experience. Looking back, I couldn’t agree more: just as I was able to impact my students, I’ve also learnt so much from them. Trust Before I joined,…