#TanyaTFM: Why Teach?

Last week, we curated @twt_malaysia’s Twitter account!  Here are some #TanyaTFM highlights – in case you missed it.


We kicked off the conversation by popping the big question:

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A flurry of responses came in. Some recounted fond memories of their teachers, many shared that their teachers even changed the trajectories of their lives.

@HyukBaoBei wrote how her headmaster supported her family through a challenging time:

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Saying that a good teacher can help students love learning is certainly not an overstatement. These stories show how some teachers even changed the way their students felt about school or certain subjects.

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teacher-of-the-year_2016_caffiere_article_1200px_v1“It’s remarkable how much power one good person can have in shaping the life of a child.” Bill Gates’ favourite teacher was a librarian!

Many Malaysians also testified that their teachers went above and beyond for their students – empowering them to be who they are today.#TanyaTFM 01h

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Indeed teaching is more than just about exams and grades. Teaching is nation-building.

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The work of building a nation starts in the classroom. You can help empower students across Malaysia too. Apply for the Fellowship by 31 May – join the movement and be an agent of change.

Got a question? Ask us! Just use the hashtag #TanyaTFM or tweet us at @TeachForMsia. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or hop over to teachformalaysia.org for more information.

Teach For Malaysia recruits, trains and supports Fellows to teach in high-need schools across the nation. Beyond the Fellowship, our Alumni continue to champion education in different ways. To date, we’ve impacted over 44,000 students, working with the Ministry of Education and other partners.


Let’s unlock Malaysia’s potential – together!
Apply for the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship
or donate RM50 monthly to support our mission.

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