Our Core Values
The Teach For Malaysia team is united by the belief that all children in Malaysia deserve the opportunity to attain an excellent education. We live out our commitment to the mission through 4 core values.
Sense of PossibilityWe set ambitious and audacious goals in order to reimagine a drastically different education system and world to meet the needs of everyone. As a movement, we empower our students and communities to lead the solutions that will make the most difference.
ExcellenceWe believe that when people love what they do, and believe in what they do, they bring their best self to work. We set a high bar of excellence in every aspect of our work and life in order to make the impact we want and to sustain ourselves over the long run.
CollaborationWe believe everyone has a role to play in ensuring every child realises their full potential to lead themselves and others. We collaborate radically with students, communities and partners from all sectors as an interdependent movement of collective leaders.
IntegrityWe believe in the power of authenticity, compassion, respect and trust to create transformational change. We place emphasis on what we achieve as well as how we achieve our goals.
Our Structure and Teams
Teach For Malaysia operates out of three regional offices in Kuala Lumpur (Central office), Pasir Gudang (South office) and Semporna (East office).
Meet our Senior Leadership
Chan Soon SengChief Executive OfficerSoon 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.
Khairul DanishFinance & Operations DirectorDanish has years of experience within the accounting and finance profession as well as corporate planning where he had led various business process improvements, financial planning and analysis, statutory and internal audits as well as organisational expansion, across the value chain of a major oil & gas company. He then led an acquisition of a MNC subsidiary and was appointed as the CFO in charge of managing the finance function, implementing strategies and developing the organization and senior management team. Danish currently oversees Finance, Talent and Operations at Teach For Malaysia. He holds a degree in International Accountancy and Finance.
Zahirah ZulkiflyEducation Ecosystem Engagement DirectorZahirah Zulkifly, more fondly known as Zizi, is passionate about solving social issues. She joined TFM in 2011 as a Recruitment and Selection Associate; the same time TFM’s first cohort began the programme. Having progressed into her current role, Zizi now leads TFM’s public sector partnerships, oversees our Alumni movement and manages TFM’s regional strategies and operations in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor and Sabah. She is responsible for creating collaboration opportunities with key players within the education ecosystem and to drive TFM’s impact as a movement for change.
Zizi enjoys traveling and the journey of discovery of other people and cultures, as well as oneself. She holds a Master of Business in Sustainability and Bachelor of Business & Commerce (International Business & Management) from Monash University Australia.
- "The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
If the following describe you, we want you!
- You are deeply convicted by Teach For Malaysia’s mission and vision.
- Challenges fuel and excite you.
- You resonate strongly with TFM’s core values.
- You believe in the power of working with people.
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