#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: Pasar Malam Adventures

As we approach Christmas, we take the time to reflect on our greatest source of strength and inspiration: our students. In today’s story, 2013 Fellow Wan Farihah Ahmad Fahmy shares how a simple trip to the local pasar malam gave her new perspectives on her students. Yesterday after English class, three boys came up to…

The Summit: Gaurav Singh

Gaurav Singh left the corporate world as a software programmer with Accenture to pursue his passion for education equity as a member of the inaugural corps of Teach For India Fellows. Over the two-year Fellowship, he worked with students to achieve significant academic gains while also spearheading teacher collaboration sessions in his school. In 2012,…

The 3rd Year: Azizi Khamis

Why would a Multimedia, Film & Animation graduate shift gears to become an educator? Azizi Khamis, a graduate of Multimedia University (MMU), shares his motivations for this new career trajectory after two years as a Teach For Malaysia Fellow. The Fellowship is a 2-year commitment. What made you decide to do more than that? I…

A Day in the Life of a Fellow: Cheryl

Cheryl Ann Fernando, a 2013 Teach For Malaysia Fellow embraces her role as the “CEO of [her] classroom”. Every day, she teaches and a leads her students towards transformational change. Here, Cheryl shares what a day in her life as a TFM Fellow is like! 6.00am – I’ve never been a morning person, but in…

Why I Teach For Malaysia: Stephanie’s Story

As our 2013 Cohort experience their first few months of teaching, the realities of a high-need classroom and the struggles of its students become more and more apparent. However, passion for the larger mission remains, bolstered by an even greater sense of urgency to bring about change – one small step at a time. Here,…

Make Your Mark: Drive Change

2013 Fellow, Cheryl Fernando wraps up her Teach For Malaysia Institute experience, reflecting on eight weeks of learning, teaching, inspiring and being inspired in return.  “Last year, at this point, I didn’t feel complete. While I was happy doing the things I love, there were parts of my life that were missing. But being here…