I came back to Teach For Malaysia: Najwa’s story

Najwa Huda came back to join the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship after graduating with a Bachelor of Natural Science in Physics from Michigan State University. Here’s why. 1. Why did you decide to join the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship? “You want to become a teacher? Is that all you want to do in life?” That was the reaction I got whenever…

I came back to Teach For Malaysia: Deborah’s story

Deborah Dris came back to join the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies & Anthropology from the University of Western Australia. Here’s why. 1. Why did you decide to join the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship? I realised that people back home like to complain about the country a lot, but often…

Teach For Malaysia x CIMB Fusion

Did you know that Teach For Malaysia is a CIMB Fusion partner? The CIMB Fusion programme with Teach For Malaysia is a 3-year joint employment programme between Teach For Malaysia and CIMB Group, designed to give fresh graduates and young professionals a unique opportunity to emerge as a socially-conscious leader with the technical skills to succeed in the…

I came back to Teach For Malaysia: Zhi Xiong’s story

Chong Zhi Xiong came back to join the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship after graduating with a Masters of Engineering in Materials with Nuclear Engineering, from Imperial College London. Here’s why. 1. Why did you decide to join the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship? I was still studying in the UK when the co-founders of Teach For Malaysia, Dzameer and Keeran, and their…

#Adiwiraku: The reviews are in!

Based on the true story of Teach For Malaysia Alumna, Cheryl Fernando, and how her students beat the odds at a choral speaking competition, Adiwiraku has been selected as a Finalist at the Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2017 and a semi-finalist at the Equality International Film Festival 2016. It’s been 5 days since the movie opened in…

Students pitch ideas to transform their schools & get funding to kickstart it for real

By Juan Margrita, 2016 Fellow 99 students from 12 schools all over Pasir Gudang came head-to-head at Project Kickstart last November, to pitch solutions that they hope will make a difference in their schools. Themed ‘Kickstarting a new tomorrow’, Project Kickstart is a new initiative organised by Teach For Malaysia’s 2016 Fellows in collaboration with the District Education…

The teacher behind Adiwiraku & the woman who empowered her

In honour of International Women’s Day, we caught up with Cheryl Ann Fernando, one of the teachers behind the true story that inspired the film Adiwiraku. 1. Tell us about an important woman in your life, and how she’s empowered you to be who you are today. My mother. She completed her degree when she…