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Allama Mosaddek

Bangladesh

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Class of 2015

Alumnus

Work & internships

Employer:VF Asia Ltd.

Position: Engineer Trainee

Work duration: August 2015 to present

Read my story here

My first thought when I learned I was awarded this scholarship

New horizon of life is open to me as I am very much eager to learn about the liaison of Global Trade with Sustainability.

Why I’m interested in trade

My country is heading towards Middle Income Country using the resources available. Gathering knowledge about sustainable trade, I want to contribute to her development.

What this scholarship opportunity means to me

The scholarship is a great opportunity to connect myself with different cultures and collect diverse knowledge about Trade. It’s also provide me to work in top organizations of the world.

The international experiences I’m most looking forward to

Knowing about different cultures and getting the idea of global thinking about the progress of mankind are the most attractions of my international journey.

What I’ll bring to my dorm to remind me of home

I have brought my laptop with me where I have preserved beautiful pictures of my country side where I have visited. Seeing these wonderful pictures I feel that I am able to go to sound sleep touching the soil of my country.

My favorite hobbies and other interests

Reading great novels always give pleasure to me. As my grandfather is a great poet, I feel the melody of literature inside my blood. Among different types of novels I like the novels regarding social consideration very much because I think these novels can give courage to changers to change the world for betterment.

My proudest achievement so far in life

In my previous organization, recognizing my contribution to them they promoted me as a Production Shift Manager. It was a great glory for me. Upon taking the responsibility, I have gained great love and respect from my fellow employees which has made me feel that I have done something good for them all. Their love is the proudest achievement of my life.

The largest obstacle I’ve overcome so far in life

When I took the decision of leaving my 1st company to the largest manufacturing industry of our country, it is a great challenge for me. Because in my previous organization I am about to be promoted as Assistant Manager where as in new organization I had to join as fresher. Though it was very much risky to take such decision but I thought it would boost my career in the long run in a large organization. I took the challenge and due to my passion and hard work, within 1 year I became the Production Shift Manager of that large organization. It is a great inspiration for me to get so swift progression in such a great organization within so short time.

My future goals and aspirations

Being a citizen of this green earth, I want to work for the betterment of this using my talent and innovation. Utilizing my passion in trade and commerce, I want to build my career in global trade considering the impact on both in society and environment which is now considered as Sustainable Global Trade. In my locality, the mass people are very hard working and they are always seek for something innovative. From their attitude I get inspiration to put forward my hand for their betterment in implementing sustainable financial activities in my own locality.

How I plan to give back and help others

From my goal of helping my people, I want to contribute to their lives setting up great manufacturing facilities in my locality which will not help them earn livelihood also provide them intense happiness of life. Besides, I am also interested to help other needy persons of the world using my talent in trade and commerce.

Personal statement

Pace of Global trade is very fast today. But the suffering of the poor people of developing countries are also increasing. Co-relation between these two are now the crying need. Being a Sustainable Global Trade Leader, I am highly motivated to resolve this conflict. I believe in the phrase “Charity begins at home”. As a result after completing my scholarship period, I want to provide poor people of my country chances to improve their condition. Among different ways of doing that, promoting their goods is a great idea. Global branding of their goods will help them to get sustainable livings. I believe from the knowledge which I gather during academic and vocational courses under this scholarship will help me a lot to reach my vision in a better way.

Story about Allama Mosaddek

I am Md Mosaddek Allama. I have come from a remote village of Bangladesh. My father is a service holder and my mother is a housewife. I have a nice little sister. In my childhood, I spent a lot of time hearing the murmurs of the waves of river Sondha which is the main river of my area. While hearing, I sometimes thought about people living around me. Though they work so hard, they do not get full two meals a day. They have no dream for their children due to poverty. They always struggle to earn a reasonable livelihood. It hit my mind strongly. I have been searching for opportunities to put forward my hands to help them in a meaningful way. But the opportunity do not come in timely manner.

But now I am happy to join the VF-Hinrich Global Trade Leadership Scholarship which provides me chances to prepare myself for my long term goal or vision of giving village people proper opportunity to take right decision about their healthy living. Hinrich Foundation is one of the non-profit organizations who works for the theme I always bear in mind from my childhood. Getting involved with different programs of Hinrich Foundation similar to this, I have got believe of doing this in a fruitful way. Also my main sponsor, VF Corp. also helps me to learn modern business practices. It is important to implement these practices in my endeavor to become successful. Using the great potential of my fellow people and help from my scholarship sponsors, I believe I can transfer my surrounding to a better place to live.