Connect-ED: A Ripple Effect

By Tien Chia Lim Teach For Malaysia (TFM) placed our first Cohort in Johor in 2016. We now have more than 100 Fellows & Alumni in 23 schools in the districts of Johor Bahru, Pasir Gudang, and Kulai.  At TFM, we believe that collective effort is needed to end education inequity. Therefore, it is key…

The Complex Reality of Education Inequity: A Peek into an Alumna’s Experiences Part 2

By Hamsaveni Vigneswararao In the last post, I wrote about some of the school-level issues that I saw while teaching in a school in Miri, Sarawak. It was a tough pill to swallow, but what was even harder was interacting with students day in and day out. I loved (and still love) my students, but…

The Complex Reality of Education Inequity: A Peek into an Alumna’s Experiences Part 1

By Hamsaveni Vigneswararao At the end of 2014, I got my posting for the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship. I unwrapped a piece of paper that had the name of my school and was instantly filled with dread when I realised I had been delegated to Miri, Sarawak. Like many non-Borneans, I had never been to…

Students on the Big Stage

Multi-award winning musician Dennis Lau’s journey toward becoming an accomplished musician was birthed from humble circumstances of academic failure and his mother’s persevering love. “I am where I am today because I had people who believed in me, who provided me with opportunities. This concert is called ‘THE CHOSEN’ because we are all chosen for…

To Walk in Another’s Shoes

Written by Jessica Fung, 2018 Fellow. “Don’t judge people for the choices they make when you don’t know the options they had to choose from.” Like it or not, a child’s background often determines the course of his or her life. Children from underprivileged communities do not have the same access to education opportunities, including…

Nur Ayneen: Terima Kasih Cikgu Jessica!

Nama saya Nur Ayneen. Saya berumur 13 tahun. Saya seorang pelajar Tingkatan 1 yang berasal dari Semporna, Sabah. Dahulu, saya merupakan seorang pelajar yang pemalu, tidak berkeyakinan dan tidak dapat bertutur Bahasa Inggeris dengan baik. Tetapi segalanya berubah sejak adanya guru dari Teach For Malaysia (TFM) iaitu Cikgu Jessica (2018 Fellow). Cikgu Jessica telah membimbing…

Puan Saidatul: Championing Education in Semporna

This May – the month of Teachers’ Day – Teach For Malaysia (TFM) is appreciating and celebrating the champions in the education system, who work alongside us to give all children an excellent education. Puan Saidatul Izdihar bt Amir Bangsa is an education champion who has dedicated her career to education. She has served in…