#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: 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…

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: Yin Yee

Yin Yee is one of many Malaysians who switched to a career in education through the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from HELP University, and previously worked as a corporate analyst. She joined the first cohort of Teach For Malaysia Fellows in 2012, and is currently a senior analyst at the Education…

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,…