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 Tan: Teaching Much More Than Mathematics

This May – the month of Teachers’ Day – Teach For Malaysia (TFM) is appreciating and celebrating the strong champions in the education system, who work alongside us to give all children an excellent education. Puan Tan Siew Choo, the Penolong Kanan Petang (Head of Afternoon Session) at one of TFM’s placement schools, is one…

From Sabah, To Sabah: Giving Back The Teacher Way

By Hamsaveni Vigneswararao Desmond and his STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) club founded in 2018, which is now funded by Accenture after the Accenture Student Leadership Camp. Being placed in your own state to serve the two-year Teach For Malaysia Fellowship may be a dream come true for many Fellows, but that doesn’t make the…

Giving Back to the Homeland: Being a Teaching Alumni in Sarawak

Written by Hamsaveni Vigneswararao Fellows join the Teach For Malaysia (TFM) Fellowship for a number of reasons, and after the Fellowship, some choose to stay on in the front line as Teaching Alumni. One such Alumnus is Anders Cheng, who taught at a high-need school in Klang from 2014-2015 for his 2-year Fellowship Programme. He…

Iskandar Najmuddin B. Othman: Motivating students to come to school through sports

Written by Amanda Navaratnam (2017) Thank you also to Alicia Low (2014) for your contribution! Iskandar Najmuddin B. Othman, 2014 Meet Iskandar Najmuddin B. Othman, better known as Top. He is a Mathematics graduate from the University of Southampton, UK who then became a Teach For Malaysia (TFM) Fellow for the 2014 cohort. While exploring…