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…

Lim Mei Jin: What I want for my students

In their second year, our Fellows kickstart initiatives to address a problem in their communities. Mei Jin, a 2016 Alumna co-founded Project FLY to address the need for better discipline and diversity among students, through camps and community project workshops. Mei Jin wrote this poem to commemorate the past 2 months she spent with her…

#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…

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…

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,…

Adzrul Syafiq: I Teach For Michelle & Faiq

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” – Plato As a teacher, I am a firm believer that we should not impose…

I came back to Teach For Malaysia: Deborah’s story

Deborah Dris came back to join the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies & Anthropology from the University of Western Australia. Here’s why. 1. Why did you decide to join the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship? Honestly I was not keen on returning to Malaysia after studying abroad. I realised that people…