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Ready for the challenge?

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

UP for the challenge of working with the country’s future leaders and at the same time gaining the skills for a challenging and rewarding career?

The Teach For Malaysia Fellowship is a selective two-year leadership development programme focused on addressing education inequity in Malaysia through the efforts of outstanding youth leaders.

Applications are invited from exceptional Malaysian students in their final year of study and young professionals who want to pioneer this exciting mission.

Teach For Malaysia is a non-profit organisation set up in 2010 by social entrepreneurs Dzameer Dzulkifli and Keeran Sivarajah to address education inequity in the country.

Inspired by Teach For America founder Wendy Kopp, Dzameer and Keeran took the challenge of starting a similar programme here where participants, known as fellows, commit themselves as teachers for two years in “high need” schools around the country.

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Teach for Malaysia

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Teach For Malaysia’s vision is for all children in Malaysia to have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

We are enlisting Malaysia’s most outstanding youth in our mission to end education inequity.

Teach For Malaysia participants would serve for a minimum of 2 years in challenging schools and commit to transform the educational outcomes of less-privileged schoolchildren through significantly improving their achievements and aspirations.

In time, our alumni would form an influential network of leaders, committed in their pursuit of expanding educational opportunities from within and outside of the education sector.

Currently in the early stages of development, Teach For Malaysia aims to place its first cohort of 50 participants in challenging classrooms at the start of the school term in January 2012.

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