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 –…

Satu Suara, Satu Hati

“We come from different backgrounds, but music unites us as one.” 2017 Fellow, Koay Yi Zhuang grew up with the opportunity to explore her passion for the arts, especially the harmonica. Seeing her students who share the same passion she had but have no platform to explore it, she vowed to bring the joy of…

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…

Parents write notes to students – and their kids write back!

“I felt touched when I read the note. I did not realise that my parents really care for me, especially about my life in school.” – OJS, 16 Research from around the world has shown that parental involvement is crucial to a child’s academic success. Last year, 2016 Fellow, Jessica Mary asked the parents of…

Exams can’t measure a student’s worth

“The most important lessons in life are not always found in textbooks.” – Nadia Nicole, 2016 Fellow At the end of 2016, Nadia’s students completed their end-of-year English exam. Their results were impressive, but Nadia is not convinced that exams completely capture her students’ intellectual and social growth. Like many children throughout Malaysia, my students are…

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…