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
    We 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.
  • Excellence
    We 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.
  • Collaboration
    We 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.
  • Integrity
    We 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).

Programme
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.
Growth
The Growth Team comprises of the 3 main pillars, namely the Talent Acquisition, 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.
Education Ecosystem Engagement
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.
Finance and Operations
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 our Senior Leadership

  • Dzameer Dzulkifli
    Co-founder, Managing Director, Director of Growth & Education Ecosystem Engagement
    Dzameer 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 Seng
    Programme Director
    Soon 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 Danish
    Finance & Operations Director
    Danish 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 Zulkifly
    Education Ecosystem Engagement Director
    Zahirah 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."
    Steve Jobs
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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Why work at Teach For Malaysia?

Values and achievements are two sides of the same coin.
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.
Work alongside like-minded individuals.
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.
Do more than dream. Make a tangible difference.
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.
Grow yourself through stretched opportunities.
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.
We are a collective!
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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