Teach For Malaysia in the news
Changing the classroom and beyond20th September 2019View More
Pilot project to focus on environmental education29th June 2019View More
How one woman became a teacher and ended up in a movie11th February 2017View More
The Edge Inspiring Young Leaders Awards 2017: DZAMEER DZULKIFLI – Co-founder + managing director, Teach For Malaysia25th October 2019View More
Education Ministry welcomes private sector engagement to improve quality of education8th March 2019View More
KPM galak graduan jadi felo TFM1st August 2019View More
创意教学·热血老师翻转教育31st July 2019View More
Berasaskan projek, ajar bahasa ketiga – Pakar kongsi bentuk sekolah kebangsaan impian20th September 2019View More
Nothing scary about learning English16th December 2018View More
Cover Story: The Malaysian maker revolution18th May 2018View More
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About Teach For Malaysia
Teach For Malaysia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation on a mission to provide all children in Malaysia the opportunity to attain an excellent education. 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.
What We Do
We partner with the Ministry of Education to build a movement of leaders to have immediate and long-term impact on underprivileged communities across Malaysia. We recruit outstanding graduates and young professionals into our Leadership Development Programme, to teach in for 2 years in full-time, fully-paid positions in high-need public schools. We also work closely with our Alumni network and other public and private sector partners to impact and transform the education system.
Since placing our first cohort in 2012, our movement of over 413 Fellows and Alumni, across 8 cohorts has impacted more than 111,000 students in over 157 schools across 10 states in Malaysia.
About our CEO
Chan Soon SengChief Executive Officer, Teach For Malaysia Alumnus (2012 Cohort)Soon Seng joined the inaugural Teach For Malaysia Cohort in 2012, and like many other Fellows and Alumni, the experience had a profound impact on his worldview. He was deeply moved by the challenges faced by students growing up in low-income communities and how it was the lack of opportunities, rather than the lack of ability, that prevented students from realising their desired potential. He holds a degree in Management and Marketing (Murdoch University) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Universiti Utara Malaysia). He envisions a holistic education system that not only develops students’ academics, but also their social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and leadership skills, in order to thrive in the 21st century.