The Teach For Malaysia Fellowship is a demanding, challenging and incredibly rewarding experience. Our intensive two-year leadership development programme is an amazing platform that empowers you to empower your students and their communities, and collaborate with different stakeholders - so we can all be part of the solution!

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Stories from the front lines

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“A few friends whom I used to go to school with, didn't ended up finishing school. I want to help students believe that every dream is possible.”

2015 Fellow, Fatin Farhana grew up in the small town of Lawas, Sarawak, and is currently teaching in a high-need school in Miri, Sarawak. “One of my science classes managed to outrank the Kelas Rancangan Khas classes and became the top-ranking Form 1 science class in school during the year-end exam. The class pass rate increased from 51.35% to 72.97%; from zero As to three As, from two Bs to eight Bs - there were two girls who failed in the last exam who got Bs. I’m really inspired by my students. They gave their best and worked really hard. They showed me that the sky is the limit, that everything is possible.”

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09 Samuel Lee

“I want to be part of the solution for a better Malaysia, and I know I can do so through teaching, and hopefully impact lives along the way.”

2015 Fellow, Samuel Lee teaches in a high-need school in Miri, Sarawak. Last year, Samuel and Fellows from four other schools in Miri participated in SAINS on Wheels, a community service project to teach Arduino to secondary schools. “I collaborated with Curtin University to bring the SAINS on Wheels tech mentor programme to my school. I mentored the school team who made it to the semi-finals, where they finished in the top 30 teams in Malaysia.”

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What happens during the Fellowship?

Here's a snapshot of your journey!


Your journey starts with two months of intensive residential training that prepares you to be a leader in the classroom.


You’ll teach for two years in a high-need school. As a full-time teacher, you’ll work in collaboration with other teachers and community leaders to improve students’ educational outcomes.


04 Regional events


Regional Events are key opportunities to build community and connections between Fellows, Alumni, and staff, and to focus on Fellows' personal vision and development.


05 Completing your PGDE


During the Fellowship, you will study towards a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) which qualifies you to continue your career in teaching after the two years.


How do you create continuous impact? Fellows are expected to lead an initiative to solve a problem they identify in their community.


This annual event is an opportunity for Fellows to network and pitch their 2nd year initiatives to a select panel of corporate leaders for funding and support.

After the Fellowship, Fellows are inducted into the Alumni community.


Meet Our Fellows

2017 Fellows

2018 Fellows


Where have our Fellows been placed?