Friday, October 22, 2010

Teach for Malaysia Classroom Series

Thanks to Nawar for sharing this info. .

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Teach For Malaysia would like to invite you to the inaugural Teach For Malaysia Classroom Series. TFM Classroom Series is a platform that explores leading opinions in the education landscape. The first talk, entitled "The Education Gap Around The World: The Teach For All Experience," will be given by Mariyam Farooq, a former Teach For America corp member and the current Teach For All Managing Director of New Partners at Teach For All.

Details of the event are as follows:

Title: "The Education Gap Around The World: The Teach For All Experience"

Date: Thursday, 28th of October 2010

Time: 7.00 PM - 9.30 PM 

Venue: Auditorium,
Khazanah Nasional Berhad,
Level 29, Mercu UEM,
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5.
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Malaysia
Parking: Flat rate of RM4.00 after 6.00 PM at P14, Quill 7 KL Sentral or Sooka Sentral 
Five minute walk from KL Sentral Station (take the KLIA Express Departure exit)

7.00 PM - 7.45 PM Registration and Networking (Surau available for Muslim guests)
7.45 PM - 8.00 PM Welcoming & Opening Remarks
8.00 PM - 8.30 PM Presentation by Mariyam Farooq
8.30 PM - 9.30 PM Q & A Session 

Due to limited seats and security requirements of the venue, kindly confirm your attendance for this event by providing your full name, IC number, organisation/university, and contact number by 5 p.m. on Tuesday the 26th of October 2010 to 

Thank you.


About Mariyam Farooq

Mariyam Farooq is currently the Managing Director of New Partners on Teach For All's country relations team. In this role, she has provided both remote and on-the-ground support to the programs in Lebanon, China, Peru, Brazil, Malaysia and Pakistan. Prior to assuming the new partner role in November of 2009, Mariyam first worked to help support the launch of the Teach For India program for two years, serving as the organization's on-the-ground country relations manager. 

Mariyam was a 2003 Teach For America corps member in Los Angeles, California where she was a fifth grade teacher at Trinity Street Elementary School for three years. She was an elected member and teacher representative of the Trinity Street Elementary School Site Council for two years. During her time at Trinity, Mariyam worked together with her colleagues to help start the Trinity Street School Parent, Teacher and Student Association and supported in the organization of voter mobilization campaigns to get community members registered to vote for national, state-wide and district elections. She also taught English and Mathematics to at-risk high school students as a part of Los Angeles Unified School District's Beyond the Bell Program. 

Mariyam graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She holds a Master's in International Educational Development with a concentration in International Humanitarian Issues from Columbia University.

About Teach For All 

Teach For All is a global network of independent social enterprises that are working to expand educational opportunity in their nation by enlisting their most promising future leaders in the effort. They aspire to the vision that one day, all children will have the opportunity to attain excellent education.

About Teach For Malaysia

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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