#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,…

Beatrice Belinda: Kampung to university, and back again

“School is useless and it’s a waste of time.” My classmates in high school would say. Beatrice Belinda grew up in a community where her peers believed that there is no future in education. In order to prove them wrong and inspire them to think otherwise, she’s setting out on her story worth telling! Even…

Aaqilah Afraa: Finding My Voice

“I want to empower others that were in the same shoes as me.” Aaqilah Afraa applied to join the 2019 cohort of the Fellowship with the goal of starting her own social enterprise that empowers individuals in her community. Read on to hear her own #StoryWorthTelling! Aaqilah’s personal struggle during her childhood molded her to…

Hisyamuddin Ghazali: Ilmu Pelita Hidup

“Ilmu pelita hidup.” Kata-kata yang sering kita perhatikan, terlekap kemas di mana-mana ceruk bangunan sekolah. Di mana-mana di seluruh negara ini, kita mudah benar menemui motto ini. Motto yang penuh erti dan makna namun buat kebanyakan kita hanya dilihat dengan mata, namun mesejnya tak berbekas di hati. Kata-kata kosong tak bererti. Sama seperti saya 16…

Aizat Luffi: Nilai sebuah pendidikan di Malaysia

Dilahirkan dalam sebuah keluarga yang berpendapatan rendah bukanlah sesuatu perkara yang buruk, malah ia mengajar saya untuk melihat dunia dengan rasa rendah diri serta mensyukuri segala nikmat dan kurniaan yang telah diberikan kepada saya. Salah satu kurniaan tersebut adalah pendidikan. Sebagai seorang anak pengawal keselamatan dan penjual nasi lemak, saya membesar melihat ibu bapa saya…