Teach For Malaysia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation on a mission to give all children in Malaysia the opportunity to attain a quality education.
We are mobilising a movement of leaders to empower our nation through education; working together towards a Malaysia where all children are empowered to be leaders of their own learning, their future, and the future of our nation.
We believe that the power of education can unlock the potential of every child. A child’s background and systemic injustices often determines his or her outcome in life. Children in less privileged communities do not have the same access to education opportunities. This is neither right, nor fair.
Malaysian students are far behind. While Malaysia has achieved tremendous progress in socio-economic development over the last 60 years, the Malaysian Education Blueprint calls out that the average 15-year old in Malaysia is academically 3 years behind their peers in Singapore and 4 years behind their peers in Shanghai! This is a precursor for our economic growth, social stability and overall development as a nation.
Teach for Malaysia’s mission is to address education inequity by empowering students to be leaders of their own learning, their future, and the future of our nation. To achieve this, we strive to build a movement of leaders to have immediate and long-term impact on high-need communities across Malaysia through:
- Our Leadership Development Programme: We recruit outstanding fresh graduates and young professionals to teach in full-time, fully-paid positions for 2 years in high-need public schools across Malaysia.
- Our Alumni Network: We work alongside our Alumni network to build an ecosystem of solutions at all levels of society.
- TFM seeks to accelerate the development of the next generation of leaders within the Ministry of Education through leadership development programmes, targeting the development and upskilling of in-service teachers.
- TFM seeks to mobilise, grow and continuously engage an inclusive movement of leaders across all layers of the education ecosystem to collectively scale impact.
Teach For Malaysia Fellows have diverse career pathways to choose from such as to continue as public school teachers, join the broader education ecosystem (e.g. non-profit organisations, social enterprises, private education institutions) or enter into the private sectors. Most importantly, our Fellows become a collective Alumni movement working across all layers of society in advocating for systemic change in the education system.
Teach for Malaysia currently has 2 pathways for our Fellows:
- Full time teachers employed under the Ministry of Education
- Teaching Partners who serve to support host teachers under TFM’s employment
Both of these pathways place our Fellows in high-need schools for a minimum of 2 years, where they will continuously receive training and coaching to enhance their leadership skills.
Teach For Malaysia Fellowship Programme is funded through the Ministry of Education, corporations and foundations, and individual donors.
In line with our mission to place more Fellows in the country’s high-need schools and more challenging economic environment that has affected our current funding sources, Teach For Malaysia has decided to diversify our funding sources for greater sustainability.
75% of funds raised will be channelled to run our Fellowship Programme. Remaining 25% goes to fundraising and operational costs.
As of 2022, Teach For Malaysia has placed and supported 474 Fellows in 674 schools across Malaysia impacting over 274,600 students.
YAM Tunku Ali Redhauddin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz, Datuk Yvonne Chia, Shahnaz Al-Sadat Abdul Mohsein, Chen Li Kai and Dato’ Tharuma Raja. All our Trustees serve in their personal and non-executive capacity and are not remunerated.
Ernst & Young.
Donation Specific Questions
No. You are free to donate as much or as little an amount through our online payment gateway. However, depending on your method of payment, please be aware that the maximum limit per transaction will be imposed by your credit card limit, or other constraints introduced by your financial institution.
Yes. You can pay directly to the account below.
Payee name: TFM Foundation
Bank: CIMB Bank Berhad
Branch: KLCC branch
Account number: 86-0015211-3
Swift Code: CIBBMYKL
Yes, you can pay directly to our office at the following address:
TFM Foundation, Level 1, Ming Annexe, 9 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Yes we do, Crossed cheques should be made payable to TFM Foundation. You can submit the cheque by hand or mail it to our office address.
Yes you can. As long as the card bears a Visa or Mastercard logo.
Yes you can. As long as the card bears a Visa or Mastercard logo.
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Is my donation tax-exempted and do I have to donate a certain amount to be eligible for tax-exemption?
Yes, your donations are tax-exempted and you are free to donate as much or as little and will still be eligible for a tax receipt.
We need to have your full name per IC, IC number and your email address. This info is required in issuing a tax exemption receipt from LHDN.
One-off donations: Within 4 – 6 weeks. Before the 15th of the following month.
Recurring donations: By Feb 15 of the following year.
A soft copy of your tax exemption receipt will be sent to you via the email you have provided us during registration. We also provide hard copies of the receipt on a case by case basis.
I donated to Teach For Malaysia some time ago. Is there a time limit if I want to claim my tax-exempt receipt?
We will issue tax-exempt receipt as per request, as long as the transaction and your request date occurred within the same calendar year.
I donated the wrong amount through the online payment gateway. Can I cancel my donation and get refunded?
Yes. You can contact us at +603 2026 0700 or email@example.com immediately after the remittance is made, as we need to do the required bank reconciliation before processing your refund.
Should you need to amend your payment amount, credit card details or other account-related details, please do reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to assist you in this process.
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