Students on the Big Stage

Multi-award winning musician Dennis Lau’s journey toward becoming an accomplished musician was birthed from humble circumstances of academic failure and his mother’s persevering love. “I am where I am today because I had people who believed in me, who provided me with opportunities. This concert is called ‘THE CHOSEN’ because we are all chosen for…

Meet Alex, our Volunteer from Switzerland!

“It was in early 2018 when I applied for Credit Suisse’s Global Citizen Programme. Now, six months later, I am about to leave Switzerland and am heading towards Kuala Lumpur. I am definitely curious and a little nervous, but very excited about what is expecting me.” This was what Alexander Hayoz, Vice President of Credit…

Tina Tan: Three lessons from the Fellowship

Learning is a two-way street When I first started the Fellowship, I was told that teaching would push me to achieve my potential and would be a great learning experience. Looking back, I couldn’t agree more: just as I was able to impact my students, I’ve also learnt so much from them. Trust Before I joined,…

Journey to the Fellowship: Nadhirah Syalin Koh

Travel, exposure, and the opportunity to learn new things are very important to me. While studying abroad at university, my wanderlust led me to volunteer with refugees in Calais and children in Morocco. I served my Malaysian Society as president for a year, then spent the next year teaching debate to primary school kids through…

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…

What’s Next? Policy

Now that they’ve completed their two years in the Fellowship, what comes next for Teach For Malaysia’s first cohort of alumni? Tham Yin Yee reflects on her journey as a Fellow and shares with us how the Fellowship will help her in her new role with PADU. What is the position you’ll be taking on…

What’s Next? Education

Now that they’ve completed their two years in the Fellowship, what comes next for Teach For Malaysia’s first cohort of alumni? Khoo Tze Jian tells us about the next step in her journey as a lecturer at Sunway University. What is the position you’ll be taking on after the Fellowship? Next year, I will be…