To Walk in Another’s Shoes

Written by Jessica Fung, 2018 Fellow. “Don’t judge people for the choices they make when you don’t know the options they had to choose from.” Like it or not, a child’s background often determines the course of his or her life. Children from underprivileged communities do not have the same access to education opportunities, including…

Dragons’ Den and beyond: How we raised RM25,000 for ARTspire

In anticipation of this year’s Dragons’ Den happening this Saturday, 10th March, Jia Qi (2018 Fellow) sits down with Candee Chee (2016 Fellow) to talk about ARTspire, an initiative that she pitched at last year’s Dragons’ Den. 1. Hi Candee! What’s your initiative about?  ARTspire is an initiative that aims to empower students to express…

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…

Facing the Dragon: Redha Shukor, PwC

During connect_ed, Teach For Malaysia’s conference for educators, Fellows took part in Future Impact Day, where they explored the ways they could maximise their impact in the classroom, community, and beyond. One of the main activities for the day was Dragon’s Den, a challenge that allowed Fellows to present their second year projects to a…

The Second Year: Blok A

In their second year, Fellows are expected to start initiatives or projects that address problems within their communities. Here, 2013 Fellow Alina Amir describes her second year initiative, Blok A. “I started off with night classes in my living room. 5 students would’ve already been too packed. I had close to 18 at the most…