DUBAI — Finding a job in Dubai was Sumon Azad’s dream. And on Wednesday, the dream became reality.
Khaleej Times had reported on Tuesday that Sumon and three of his compatriots from Bangladesh, Mohammad Rubel Rahman, Tipu Sultan and Habibun Rahman Saddam, had travelled to Dubai with the Maria Cristina Foundation to look for jobs. The four boys began their education with the Dubai-based foundation seven years ago, when none of them could speak English and was leaving Bangladesh for the first time.
Now, all four of them are fluent in English and Sumon has found a job in Dubai as an office boy with Brazilian food company, Sadia.
“It would take me two years in Bangladesh to earn my monthly salary here in Dubai,” said a delighted Sumon on Thursday. “I am so happy and I will do my best.”
Maria Conceicao, founder of the Maria Cristina Foundation, said the three other boys are also desperate for jobs. Their visas expire on April 9 and they are still searching for opportunities.
“All of the boys passed job interviews with Emirates, but the airline is not recruiting at the moment, so they may have to go home,” said Conceicao. “Sumon now has a job and is really eager to work. The other three boys have interviews with a pizzeria, Dubai Duty Free and Rotana.”