Why I Teach For Malaysia: Ratna’s Story

Ratnadewi Lim binti Sani Sukiman Lim believes that education is the key to inspiring and motivating the younger generation to lift themselves – and the nation – to new and greater heights. Read more to learn why Ratna teaches for Malaysia.


I have always believed that the majority of our society has been deprived of a meaningful education. This, in my opinion, contributes to the negative social issues in the country.

Joining Teach For Malaysia gives me tremendous personal satisfaction, knowing that I will directly contribute to the betterment of our society. It is my personal goal to develop passion for the English language amongst the students that I will be teaching in this programme, thus increasing their command for the language and also improve students’ confidence. I hope to make a positive impact on the students that I will be teaching and to gain a better understanding of education inequity in Malaysia.

I hope that I will be able to develop a deeper understanding of the challenges that the nation is facing in the education sector and tackle the challenges to improve Malaysia’s education landscape. We determine our future, and it is our responsibility to educate, shape and equip the younger generation to the best of our abilities, as it is they who will bring that vision to fruition.

Education is the key to a healthier society. Being a Teach For Malaysia Fellow gives me a great opportunity to educate, inspire and motivate future generations to lift themselves – and our nation – with great pride and unity. It is a chance to open young minds to love and respect one another, transcending the borders of colour and spiritual beliefs.