Chan Soon Seng

Teach For Malaysia

Chan Soon Seng joined the inaugural Teach For Malaysia Cohort in 2012, and like many other fellows and alumni, the experience had a profound impact on his worldview. He was deeply moved by the challenges faced by students growing up in low-income communities and how it was the lack of opportunities, rather than the lack of ability, that prevented students from reaching their full potential. Soon Seng brings a fresh perspective in his leadership of Teach For Malaysia, having served as a fellow and subsequently a staff member for six years, bringing his passion for ensuring the holistic development of children through education from his previous role as Programme Director. He envisions an education system that not only develops students’ academics, but also their social, emotional, spiritual, physical and leadership skills, in order to thrive in the 21st century.