No easy task to educate

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A teacher’s contribution to nation-building, especially in high-need schools, is more important than we think. And it’s no walk in the park either, as Teach for Malaysia fellow Alina Amir discovers.

Nothing could have prepared me for school. If I thought having a degree from a US college and a job at a big consulting firm in the city were enough, I was wrong – none of those did anything for my self- confidence when faced with rowdy kids in a classroom where anarchy reigned. Down I fell from my high horse within the first few days of becoming a fellow with Teach for Malaysia (TFM).

TFM is a challenging leadership development programme that places young professionals in high-need schools in the country to serve as teachers for two years.


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