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…

Career switch: Shahrun Sofian

Shahrun Sofian is one of many Malaysians who switched to a career in education through the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and previously worked in engineering. She joined the first cohort of Teach For Malaysia Fellows in 2012, and is currently a sixth-year teacher at a high-need…

Career switch: Melissa Tanya Gomes

Melissa Tanya Gomes is one of many Malaysians who switched to a career in education through the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics in Natural Resources from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, and previously worked in consulting. She became a Teach For Malaysia Fellow in 2013, and is currently a fifth-year teacher at a high-need school in…

Corporations pledge to double public donations in support of education

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 APRIL 2017 – “Thank you, Mr Brian for helping me see that I have a future beyond SPM.” Shawn* is one of many students sharing their stories of teachers who helped them unlock their potential, in Teach For Malaysia’s biggest fundraising campaign of the year, #EmpoweredTo Unlock MY Potential. In a video…

Jacintha Tagal: The teacher who changed the life of my father & our family in Ba’Kelalan

“My father’s incredible life journey can be traced back to the classroom. Would you consider teaching a child whose life trajectory may change, because of you?” – Jacintha Tagal, 2012 Alumna My father is the inspiration behind why I joined the Fellowship. He was the first university graduate in his family and, in doing so,…

Venessa Sambai: Nation-building starts in the classroom

“We need more youths to take on this challenge to build sustainable change in communities, and eventually, a better system for all.” – Venessa Sambai, 2013 Alumna The idea of social change has always been on my mind since I was in university. I’m the first to graduate in my family,  and all the privileges I have are because of…

Samantha Loh: I Teach For Daniel

“Even when my students fail their exams, even when I feel inadequate as an educator, the priceless interaction with students is what drives me to continue teaching every day, and I think it’s worth all the sweat and tears.”  – Samantha Loh, 2016 Fellow I teach for Daniel* because he reminds me of, well, me….