Recruit and develop Agents of Change in the classroom

1. High potential young Malaysians join the Fellowship and teach for 2 years in high-need communities at a grassroots level

2. Existing in-service teachers with the aspiration to lead system transformation

We invest in their personal development through professional training and personalised coaching.

Teach and empower students in low-income communities

We focus our impact on the most underserved students in high-need schools by developing their capabilities, values, and voice, to empower them to become young leaders capable of leading change in themselves and in their communities.

As part of the programme, innovation initiatives are created by Fellows and participants through collaboration with other teachers and community leaders to improve students’ outcomes and leadership

Mobilise a movement of education champions to facilitate collective impact

We are building a movement of Alumni leaders who are committed to our mission, that work together at every level in the public, private, and social sectors as teachers, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, researchers, and who are advocates for the mission to co-create an ecosystem that is collectively invested in the education of our children.

Transform the education ecosystem and society

We work collaboratively with students, the Ministry of Education, our partners and supporters, Fellows and Alumni, and members of the public to bring long-term sustainable impact to the lives of children.

On 26th of October 2010, Teach For Malaysia’s journey began


First Cohort

• First Cohort of Fellows: 44 Fellows placed in Central Region - KL, Selangor & Negeri Sembilan
• First TFM Week
• Expansion to North Region: Perak, Penang, Kedah
• First Student Leadership Camp
• Expansion to Pahang
• Graduation of First Cohort: established Alumni network
• Expansion to Sarawak
• Graduan Brand Awards, No.1 in Education and Training
• Gradmalaysia Graduate Recruitment Awards (GRA), Winner of Best Management Trainee/Graduate Programme
• Top 3 for Anugerah Inovasi Perdana Menteri
• Expansion to Johor
• Graduan Brand Awards, No.1 in Education and Training
• Gradmalaysia Graduate Recruitment Awards (GRA): only NGO in Top 40 of Malaysia’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers
• Expansion to Sabah: first cohort to have placement in 3 regions
• Launched Program Duta Guru (PDG) (A collaboration between Yayasan PETRONAS, Ministry of Education through Pusat STEM Negara)
• BMCC Business Excellence Awards: Social Enterprise of The Year
• First PDG Cohort: 120 PDG Teachers in 97 PPD (Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah/District Education Office) across all states in Malaysia
• Established Special Projects team in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to diversify impact through innovative community initiatives
• Appointment of Chan Soon Seng (2012 Alumnus) as CEO of Teach For Malaysia
• PDG expansion to 106 PPD (Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah/District Education Office)
• Launched 2030 Strategy
• Launched 2023 Education Recovery Strategy in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
• PDG’s First National Symposium Conference with 680 participants
• Launched TFM Tutoring Programme
• 10th Cohort: first cohort in primary schools and Orang Asli schools
• Graduation of PDG’s First Cohort: established Duta Guru Community
• Third PDG Cohort with expansion to 142 PPD (Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah/District Education Office)
• Merdeka Award Recipient for the Education & Community Category
• 10th Student Leadership Camp
• IPGM (Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia/Institute of Teacher’s Education)’s implementation partner for Kursus Induksi Guru Baharu 2022 (induction course for newly appointed teachers)