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…

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…

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…

Warda: Lessons from the Fellowship | part 2

If you haven’t, check out part 1 of Warda’s story, where she shares the challenges she encountered in her community while teaching on the Fellowship. For my second-year initiative, I started BLISS because I want to shift the “budak kampung” mindset. I want to empower students like Hakim to lead their own learning — which…

Behind the Fellowship: Leadership Development Officers

Leadership Development Officers, or LDOs, are an integral part of Teach For Malaysia’s Training & Support for Fellows. But what exactly do they do? Former intern Louise Tan tags along with LDO Sawittri Charun for a day to discover just what it’s like to be an LDO. “LDOs are Leadership Development Officers, and they are…

Behind the Fellowship: Interns

Teach For Malaysia sees a large number of interns come in and out of our office each cycle. Here, former intern Louise Tan tells us what life is really like as a TFM intern (hint: There are no coffee runs involved). “I applied for the Teach For Malaysia internship because I wanted to look into…

Behind the Fellowship: Recruitment & Cultivation

What kind of process goes into finding and recruiting over a hundred Fellows? Former intern Louise Tan takes us behind the scenes with the Recruitment Team to find out how Teach For Malaysia ticks. “I intern at the Communications department in Teach For Malaysia, which is by nature a very inter-departmental job. We work together…