Dragons’ Den and beyond: How we raised RM25,000 for ARTspire

In anticipation of this year’s Dragons’ Den happening this Saturday, 10th March, Jia Qi (2018 Fellow) sits down with Candee Chee (2016 Fellow) to talk about ARTspire, an initiative that she pitched at last year’s Dragons’ Den. 1. Hi Candee! What’s your initiative about?  ARTspire is an initiative that aims to empower students to express…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….