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About Teach For Malaysia

Our Mission

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.

Our Impact

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 Managing Director

  • Dzameer Dzulkifli
    Co-founder, Managing Director, Director of Growth & Education Ecosystem Engagement
    Dzameer began his career in 2007 as a consultant at PwC, where he grew his experience in human capital development, process improvements, and project management in Malaysia and Indonesia.
    In 2010, Dzameer co-founded Teach For Malaysia in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the private sector to impact the lives of students growing up in low-income B40 communities.
    Dzameer holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London, United Kingdom. He is also a recipient of the Pingat Ahli Negeri Sembilan (a medal given in recognition of charitable work) in 2015 and is constantly curious about the intersection of emotional intelligence, mindfulness, leadership and the sense of possibility.