Tiada.Guru began as as small grassroots news updates and research idea after we discovered a revolutionary High Court case filed by one of Kota Belud's bravest daughters in late 2018. We thought, "This is it. This is the moment it will end. But we know the Ministry and its corrupt officers. If reform will ever to happen, the world must know the total & complete truth."
From an idea born between a few MOE whistleblowing teachers, we knew we could never turn back if we started. But it was an easy decision, in retrospect. It is a now or never moment for these students and so it is for us.
Our Campaign is unique in fighting for 1) actual justice, in Court for abused & neglected students, 2) powered by MOE whistleblowers from the inside, 3) ready to take the fight to its needed conclusion in policy reform. These unique traits gives affected families a true sense of hope & a strategy to fight power with power. Awareness is not enough: we know we can change the course of history.
Since our soft launch in late 2018 and our proper launch in late 2020, Tiada.Guru has been lucky to have been featured on Astro AWANI's Consider This, AWANI Pagi, Malaysiakini, Free Malaysia Today, SAYS, ORANGKATA, and others. We have also partnered internally & externally with AWAM, Undi18, WOMEN:girls, MCCHR, PACOS Trust, Borneo Komrad, the Sabah Human Rights Centre, Bentarakata, the Parents Action Group for Education (PAGE), and others.
You will be joining a relatively revolutionary campaign that knows hope is not found, but made; evil is not brave, but shielded; and injustices are not just words, but lives lived.
As you join us, we hope to train you and help you find your power and your voice in this fight. Activism is a collaborative vision that demands policy change, justice, and the truth. If you are as fired up as we are about two of Malaysia's most historical High Court cases, then apply to volunteer with us. Tiada.Guru is just the beginning.
You will be joining Fiqah Roslan, our Panel Representative. Fiqah began a career in journalism in 2015. Her experience as a reporter catalysed her interest to delve into advocacy and activism through writing. Along with journalist colleagues, Fiqah is a writer and contributor for Borneo Speaks, a platform founded by Sabahan journalists as a form of alternative media to tell Sabahan and Borneon stories. Most recently, Fiqah is a Research and Content Engineer for Undi Sabah.
You will also be joining Sharmila Sekaran, our Peninsular Director. Sharmila is a senior litigation lawyer, child rights advocate, and Voice of the Children co-founder & chairperson. By day an advocate & solicitor, Sharmila is one of Malaysia’s most dedicated advocates to protect the rights of children. By night, Sharmila’s fearless policy & legal analysis have set the record straight on Astro Awani, Malaysiakini, the Malay Mail, Free Malaysia Today, Sky News, the Washington Post, and more.
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