#TFMweek2018 : Dancing Queen Goes Back To School

On the 6th of August, Suhaili Micheline, one of Malaysia’s most celebrated contemporary dancers and a name famously associated with the likes of Under Armour, Sk!n, Disney and Malaysia’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, took a ferry ride to a small island off Klang with 2018 Fellow Gee Keat to participate in a co-teaching…

Stories from the front line: Chiew Teng

When my parents divorced, it took me a while before I could talk about it as a child. The first time I told my best friend, she listened as I cried. I found that talking helps—that’s why it’s an important part of my teaching method. Coming from a poor family, I was the first to…

Stories from the front line: Helmy Arifin

I come from a family of five – my parents, my two brothers and I. Growing up, we were a very low-income family, living in Kuala Lumpur. My dad worked in a blue-collar job, and my mum had to quit her job after she had my little brother, because of the recession. When I was…

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…

I’m a #FriendofTFM: Ong Ning Jia

My name is Ong Ning Jia, and I’m a #FriendofTFM. I believe the work of building a nation starts in the classroom. I truly believe education can solve all humanity’s problems. I first heard of the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship back in Sydney, during a recruitment talk in 2012, and I was really interested but I…

#TFMweek 2017: Industry leaders become teachers for a day!

Teach For Malaysia Week (#TFMweek) returns for the fifth time. This year, public figures and industry leaders got the chance to work together with educators to help empower students in Johor. From 6 to 10 August, more than 35 participants excitedly co-taught lessons with 32 Teach For Malaysia (TFM) Fellows in 21 schools in Johor….

I’m a #FriendofTFM: Mah Xian Zhen

My name is Mah Xian Zhen, and I’m a #FriendofTFM. I believe the work of building a nation starts in the classroom. My friend connected me on a personal level with Teach For Malaysia. I first heard about Teach For Malaysia through Nawar, a college friend who was a staff member there. I knew about Teach…