It was back to school for managing director and founder of Teach For Malaysia, Dzameer Dzukifli, along with volunteers William Sin and Denise Chiew, and the Malaysia Tatler team as they ventured into a rural school for an eye-opening experience on education.
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Above Denise Chiew, William Sin and Dzameer Dzulkifli discussing about their day at school.

Two months ago, the Malaysia Tatler team had the absolute honour and privilege of taking part in a Teach For Malaysia (TFM) initiative. Its founder and managing director, Dzameer Dzulkifli, had arranged a trip to one of the schools partnering with the organisation, so that the team could shadow a teacher for a day. In planning this, we had managed to get two very willing volunteers – jeweller William Sin and textile designer Denise Chiew – to tag along for the 'educational trip'.

Also see: Dzameer Dzulkifli Of Teach For Malaysia On Building A Better Nation

What had begun as just an introduction to the education system, the struggles the students faced just to remain motivated enough to study, as well as the challenges low-income families face to send their children to school, ended in an emotional and heartfelt dialogue and discussion, which we covered in detail in our May 2018 cover story. For the full feature, grab a copy of Malaysia Tatler's May 2017 issue on newstands.

In the meantime, watch excerpts of the official cover shoot, which had happened weeks after the trip:



In case you missed it, read all about our April 2018 cover stars here


Photographer: Shaffiq Farhan
Creative Direction: Syahlia Albina Sari
Videographer: Dean Shaari
Writer: Kathlyn D'Souza
Outfits: Salvatore Ferragamo on Dzameer Dzulkifli and William Sin; Michael Kors on Denise Chiew
Watches: IWC 
Clé de Peau Beauté, by Chin Mun Liow
Hair: Shiseido Professional, by Eric Chang

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