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
Dzameer DzulkifliCo-founder, Managing Director, Director of Growth & Education Ecosystem EngagementDzameer 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.
Chan Soon SengProgramme DirectorSoon Seng is an Alumnus from Teach For Malaysia’s first cohort in 2012, through which he taught English at a high-need secondary school in Klang. His experience opened his eyes to some of the beautiful aspects of what it means to be Malaysian, as well as some of the huge challenges that exist in society. After the Fellowship, he continued his journey in Teach For Malaysia as a Leadership Development Officer. 2 years later he went on to lead our Johor Region, and was subsequently appointed as the Head of Regions. Currently, as Teach For Malaysia’s Programme Director, he oversees the recruitment, selection, training and support of Fellows and Alumni across our regional teams, and the research and design of our Leadership Development Programme. He holds of B.Com. in Management and Marketing Management from Murdoch University and a PGDE from Universiti Utara Malaysia.
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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