#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…

A TFM Christmas: “There is hope yet”

As we approach Christmas, we take the time to reflect on our greatest source of strength and inspiration: our students, and how often they can surprise us with their ability to achieve, as 2012 Fellow Izwan Abu recently found. Staying in a hotel, with kids from different schools, the first realisation my students had was…

Stories from the Classroom: Suet Li

 Teaching in a high-need school is a highly challenging endeavour and a constant up-hill battle. It takes true leadership, passion and resilience to make a difference in the lives of students who need it the most.  Here, our 2012 Fellow, Liew Suet Li shares her encounter with hope and aspiration as she experienced it in…

Make Your Mark: Transform

Venessa Usek, a graduate of University Malaysia Sarawak, hopes to bring a greater sense of possibility to her students. As an incoming Fellow, she wants to help them aspire to a future beyond one they’ve ever dreamt for themselves. “I will not only be teaching them basic subjects in class. I will also raise their…

Food For Thought: A Pending Fellow

Jason Soh is the very first Fellow accepted into our 2013 Cohort. He also happens to be working as a Development Associate with Teach For Malaysia while waiting to begin training. So how have these two perspectives shaped his thoughts on teaching? Read on to find out.  What does it take to live life to…

Why I Teach For Malaysia: Ranjeetha’s Story

Every Fellow has their own motivation for leaving their comfort zones and taking a leap of faith into the unknown. Here is Ranjeetha Sivajanam’s story. As far as I can remember, education was made to be the most important thing in my life. I led a full life and was groomed to be the best…