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 Possibility
Our Structure and Teams
Teach For Malaysia operates in Kuala Lumpur (Central office).
The Programme Team’s core goal is to develop Fellows of the Fellowship Programme to be transformational and impactful leaders who work to change the life opportunities and outcomes for Malaysian students – thereby ensuring there is a positive, comprehensible student impact over the two year Fellowship and an enduring systemic impact beyond the Fellowship. They do this by training and supporting Fellows during the Fellowship and rigorously measuring the impact Fellows are creating inside and outside of classrooms.
The Growth Team comprises Marketing and Partnership Development (Fundraising) teams. They are on a mission to grow a movement of champions to drive scale in the number of Fellows we place in the Fellowship program to impact students, as well as to ensure sustainability of TFM’s impact.
The Education Ecosystem Engagement Team comprises of the Public Sector Engagement, Regional Impact, Alumni Impact teams. A large part of TFM’s impact is embedded in the work we do with the Ministry of Education, education-focused entities and the local communities. This Team focuses on driving tangible and sustainable transformation in the education system through strategic engagements with these key stakeholders.
The Finance and Operations Team in TFM oversees 3 core pillars (Talent Strategy, Finance and Operations) that are essential to ensure that the organization is run transparently and efficiently, and on top of that to provide a conducive working culture and environment that brings out the best in our people.
Meet The Senior Leadership Team
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.
She is now the Head of Talent & Operations and plays a crucial role in overseeing all talent related matters in the organisation, including recruiting and developing passionate talent to work towards TFM’s mission and co-creating a culture that allows people to bring their best and whole self to work. She aspires for Teach For Malaysia to be the greatest place to work – to realise the full potential of all talent in TFM, so that they can then translate their skills and passion into impact, which will realise the full potential of all children in Malaysia.
Music is a key part of Yi Ling’s self-care routine, she loves listening to jazz and playing the piano to unwind from the world. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Multimedia University Melaka.
Talent Acquisition, Associate
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Senior Associate
Partnership Development, Associate
Community Mobilisation, Manager
Leadership Development, Manager
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Manager
Why Work At Teach For Malaysia?
In TFM, we place equal importance on both achievements and our core values. As a values-driven organization – the deep belief in the mission, the pursuit of excellence for a good cause, the desire to collaborate because we know we cannot achieve our goals alone, and “doing the right thing” – are the backbone of our results and impact.
Working with people who share similar values and passions is not easy to come by, and most often taken for granted. Each of us in TFM are inherently different and unique, but what makes the journey together a joy is knowing that we have the same vision and values to anchor on at the end of the day, when the going gets tough.
Have you ever dreamt of a job where you could do what you love, while contributing to the betterment of society? Wait no more! We don’t just provide you with a platform to utilize your strengths and skills, we give you the chance to use them for a cause you believe in.
TFM believes in empowering our staff to take up challenging responsibilities to drive their professional growth. Steep growth does not happen on a smooth sailing journey; it is during challenging times that we discover our hidden potential. We entrust you with big goals, while providing you with the safety net and support to fail, learn, get up and go again.
If there’s one thing that stands out the moment you join TFM, it would be the immediate warmth and inclusiveness you feel from everyone. We are not kidding when we say that people will most certainly form genuine friendships at work! We genuinely believe that the way for us to end education inequity is to work as a collective, within the organization, and externally as well.
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