Review on Training Team
|Support & Guidance|
|Environment & Location|
|How Rewarding Was It?|
The gist of it was that I was to assist the training team. During my internship, the major part of the training had just ended, so I was involved in the wrapping up of it. As it was not a "peak" period for internships, I was also one of the few interns around and so I assisted the other teams as well. Some of the tasks included going through and creating an inventory, making "cultivation" calls to potential applicants for the TFM fellowship, and printing certificates for students who had participated in a TFM workshop previously.
Education inequity in Malaysia is a big issue that is plaguing the country, and it was very interesting for me to observe and learn from them and their strategies, which appeared to tackle the symptoms of the issue (short-term impact) to its core (long-term impact).
Whilst the mentor was helpful, I mostly feel like I did not learn much as many of the tasks assigned to me were menial.
People in the field of education, or anybody interested in contributing to social impact. Also, maybe people who are interested in learning how a "professional" NGO functions. The work culture at TFM seemed very corporate to me despite it being an NGO.