Lim Mei Jin: What I want for my students

In their second year, our Fellows kickstart initiatives to address a problem in their communities. Mei Jin, a 2016 Alumna co-founded Project FLY to address the need for better discipline and diversity among students, through camps and community project workshops. Mei Jin wrote this poem to commemorate the past 2 months she spent with her…

Stories from the front line: Kenneth Khoo

We often think the goal of schooling is to graduate with perfect grades. We emphasise academic excellence because we know it can deeply affect a student’s future opportunities. But sometimes, we fail to appreciate how important extra-curricular activities are in shaping a student’s character, and in some cases, their future too. Bernard, one of my…

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 –…

Tiga Sahabat Buta Warna

“We are Kok Hao, Isaac, and Shahril!” These three students are pretty impressive for their age. Despite coming from challenging personal backgrounds, that hasn’t stopped them from charting out ambitious dreams for themselves, and working towards making them a reality. But perhaps what’s most impressive about them – is their friendship. At first, these three…

Stories from Sarawak: Ellen and Jasmine

“It was a privilege for me to see how she helped transform her school, and most importantly – how she transformed as a person.” – Ellen Chong, 2015 Alumna I first met Jasmine when I was assigned to teach her class Maths. Her class was the largest Form 4 class at the time, about 40 students. The…

#TanyaTFM: What happens after the Fellowship?

Last week, we curated @twt_malaysia’s Twitter account!  Here are some #TanyaTFM highlights – in case you missed it. We’ve had some great discussions with the Twittersphere over the past week about the impact teachers have on our nation, plus some frequently asked questions about the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship. Now you’re probably wondering, what happens after the two years? Well, our…

I met Teach For Malaysia at Graduan Aspire – and the rest is history

“I found out about Teach For Malaysia through Graduan Aspire. I’m a teacher now, and the rest is history. Come say ‘Hi’ – you don’t know what you are going to find at the Teach For Malaysia booth!” Puteri Nazatulshima graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Technology from Universiti Teknologi Mara. She found out about…