Muslim Aid-UK Bangladesh Field Office

MAIT’s training on Sewing machine operation was the right choice for Hoshneara

Hoshneara is a graduate of Muslim Aid Institute of Technology (MAIT), Chittagong on “Sewing Machine Operation (SMO)” trade of this year. She is also a BTEB affiliated National Skill Certificate (NSC) holder of MAIT, Chittagong.

Hosneara lives in a slum of Chittagong. She could not do her studies due to poverty. Hosneara’s father does not have any earning. Her mother’s income as a day laborer in construction sites was the only source of income for their 5-members family. Hosneara have 2 younger sisters. Since a very young age, Hosneara was responsible for taking care of her younger sisters because her mother used to go to work.


When Hoshneara’s sisters grew up, Hosneara started looking for a suitable job for her, in order to reduce the burden on her mother’s shoulder. She along with her mother was finding ways to get a job in RMG sector. Then on a fine day, her mother came to know about Sewing Machine Operation course of MAIT Chittagong from a neighbor. Without any delay, Hoshneara’s mother decided to admin Hoshneara at MAIT because admission was free in that course. Hoshneara studied hard and completed two months skills training on SMO funded by ILO. After training, she successfully got a job as Operator in UNI Garments Ltd. with a monthly salary of BDT 8,800. Hoshneara and her family members became very happy for the job. Hoshneara said that, the training of MAIT is very useful at her workplace. Due to poverty and family responsibilities, Hosnerara was not able to do thorough education. The training on sewing machine operation helped Hosneara to acquire adequate knowledge to get a job within a short span of time, as she required. The training was the right choice for her.

Hosneara is now dreaming to work hard and develop her career in RMG sector. She have the confident that she will do well and bring good luck and prosperity to her family in future. She is grateful to ILO, CEBAI and Muslim Aid for providing her support when she was in need of it.