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…

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…

Encik Hanizzan: Fighting for Education for All

In the month of Teachers’ Day, Teach For Malaysia (TFM) appreciates and celebrates the champions in the system, who work alongside us to give all children an excellent education. Encik Mohd Hanizzan bin Mohd Hanafiah, TFM’s desk officer at JPN Selangor (the Selangor State Education Department), is one of these champions. He first joined the…

My Journey from Fellowship to Scholarship

“Personally, I feel that we need people who wholly and truly believe in developing Malaysia to come home. We have talent spread around the world and it would be great if we could consolidate it back home. If you want to see a powerful change, be part of making that happen.”   Law to Education…

I’m a #FriendofTFM: Fatimah Merican

My name is Fatimah Merican, and I’m a #FriendofTFM. I believe the work of building a nation starts in the classroom. I heard about Teach For Malaysia at the very beginning when the founders were still working at PwC. I met Dzameer at a dinner and when he talked about Teach For Malaysia, his passion…

Venessa Sambai: Nation-building starts in the classroom

“We need more youths to take on this challenge to build sustainable change in communities, and eventually, a better system for all.” – Venessa Sambai, 2013 Alumna The idea of social change has always been on my mind since I was in university. I’m the first to graduate in my family,  and all the privileges I have are because of…