Our Vision for Students

Teach For Malaysia is an education movement to empower all children to be leaders of their own learning, their future, and the future of our nation.

Our Theory of Change

  • Recruit and develop young Malaysians as teachers and leaders through a 2-year Fellowship
  • Teach and empower students in low-income communities
  • Build a movement of education champions to facilitate collective impact
  • Transform the education ecosystem and society
Recruit and develop young Malaysians as teachers and leaders through a 2-year Fellowship

We recruit passionate young leaders as Fellows to become agents of change in high-need communities at a grassroots level.
Fellows teach for 2 years as part of their commitment to creating change, and 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 under-served students in high-need schools by developing their capabilities, their values, and their voice, to empower them to become young leaders capable of leading change in themselves and in their communities.

Build a movement of education champions to facilitate collective impact

Alumni of the Fellowship go on to work with a variety of education stakeholders to co-create long-term systemic change as teachers, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, researchers, and advocates for the mission.
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.

Transform the education ecosystem and society

We work together with students and members of the movement to reimagine education for our children and future generations, so one day, all children will be empowered through their education to live the lives they truly love.
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 to co-create an ecosystem that is collectively invested in the education of our children.

We Focus our Impact On

  • Communities
    90
    %
    Principals are satisfied with TFM Fellows and feel they have contributed to the betterment of the school.
    *Principal Survey 2018
  • Students
    36
    %
    Students taught by TFM Fellows experienced 36% more academic growth compared to their peers.
    *TFM Analysis of MOE Sistem Analysis
  • The System
    70
    %
    70% of Alumni continue to work in the broader education and social sector after the Fellowship.
    *Alumni Survey 2018

Our Impact Over 8 Years

As of 2019
  • 8
    Cohorts
  • 413
    Fellows & Alumni
  • 157
    Schools
  • 10
    States
  • 111,000
    Students Impacted

    Our Footprint

    3rd party evaluations of Teach For Malaysia’s Impact

    • “Compared to other teachers, TFM Fellows do much better pedagogically, at building rapport and developing thinking in the classroom through more engagement and better use of questioning in lessons.”
      What Shapes Malaysian Teachers’ Classroom Practices, University Malaya, 2019
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    • “The study found that students of TFM Teaching Alumni performed better on 4 (ethics, thinking skills, knowledge, dual language skills) out of the 6 student aspirations, compared to other novice teachers.”
      TFM Phase 2 Impact Evaluation Report, Educational Planning & Research Department, Ministry of Education (EPRD), 2018
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    • “The study found that TFM Alumni who are not teaching alumni still contribute to the wider education sector through the form of volunteering, setting up their own social enterprises, providing training to school subjects, opening tuition classes. ”
      TFM Alumni Career Pathway Evaluation, Institute of Teacher Education (IPGM), Ministry of Education, 2017
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