Reflections: Perayaan Hari Guru Peringkat Sabah 2019

From 1-3 May, Teach For Malaysia (TFM) had the honour of being a part of Perayaan Hari Guru Peringkat Sabah (Sabah state-level Teachers’ Day celebrations) in Semporna, Sabah. Semporna is one of our focus impact regions where we’ve placed teachers for 2 years running now. It was an excellent opportunity to create awareness about TFM…

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…

Ras Atiqah: Bringing Inspiration Home to Create Change

Written by Hamsaveni Vigneswararao (2015) Being away in a foreign land opens your eyes to what can be taken back to your own, and that is precisely what inspired 2017 Alumna Ras Atiqah binti Mohd Rosli, to return after her studies in the United States to teach the children of Malaysia. Why Join Teach For…

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…

Elizabeth Wong : How the Fellowship paved my career pathway

To decide on her future career pathway, Elizabeth asked herself “What am I willing to put my utmost time and effort into, when it comes to building a career?” After some serious soul-searching, she found her answer : “I want to help make people’s life better, especially those from marginalised communities. I feel strongly that…