Irsyad Zainal Bahrin: Why I choose to teach

I’m so grateful for the path carved for me by God in this battle. I’m thankful that I’m able to give my best despite my shortcomings, because every step in this fight is laying a brick in the foundation of our country. Every student deserves the space and support to learn from their mistakes and…

Why not have a no-gift Christmas?

It’s coming up to that time of the year! The time when we all crack our collective heads over what to get our friends and family – and hope no one buys the same presents as us! But what do you get the friend who has it all already? How do we make our gift…

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…

#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…

#TanyaTFM: What is the Fellowship?

Last week, we curated @twt_malaysia’s Twitter account!  Here are some #TanyaTFM highlights – in case you missed it. The Twittersphere sent us some really great questions about the Fellowship. We thought this would be a good place to start: Thanks for bringing us back to basics, @nooratiqahabdu1! TFM is short for Teach For Malaysia – we’re an independent, not-for-profit organisation…

#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…

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…