Stories from the front line: Helmy Arifin

I come from a family of five – my parents, my two brothers and I. Growing up, we were a very low-income family, living in Kuala Lumpur. My dad worked in a blue-collar job, and my mum had to quit her job after she had my little brother, because of the recession. When I was…

Stories from the front line: Candee Chee

“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.” – Rosa Luxemburg When I was studying Sociology, people were defined by all these statistics and numbers, these one-liners. X% of students face Y challenge because of Z factor. After teaching for two years at a high-need school, I feel like education inequity is not…

I’m a #FriendofTFM: Fatimah Merican

My name is Fatimah Merican, and I’m a #FriendofTFM. I believe the work of building a nation starts in the classroom. I heard about Teach For Malaysia at the very beginning when the founders were still working at PwC. I met Dzameer at a dinner and when he talked about Teach For Malaysia, his passion…

I’m a #FriendofTFM: Ong Ning Jia

My name is Ong Ning Jia, and I’m a #FriendofTFM. I believe the work of building a nation starts in the classroom. I truly believe education can solve all humanity’s problems. I first heard of the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship back in Sydney, during a recruitment talk in 2012, and I was really interested but I…

#TFMweek 2017: Industry leaders become teachers for a day!

Teach For Malaysia Week (#TFMweek) returns for the fifth time. This year, public figures and industry leaders got the chance to work together with educators to help empower students in Johor. From 6 to 10 August, more than 35 participants excitedly co-taught lessons with 32 Teach For Malaysia (TFM) Fellows in 21 schools in Johor….

I’m a #FriendofTFM: Mah Xian Zhen

My name is Mah Xian Zhen, and I’m a #FriendofTFM. I believe the work of building a nation starts in the classroom. My friend connected me on a personal level with Teach For Malaysia. I first heard about Teach For Malaysia through Nawar, a college friend who was a staff member there. I knew about Teach…

Tanah Airku

“Through caring, we can save the beauty of the environment. For our country. For our future generations.” – Izzati 2013 Alumna, Cheen Yee has taught in Permatang Tok Labu for 4 years. Contemplating on moving to research after finishing her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, she opted to continue teaching for one more year –…