Saiful Alam Saiket
Saiful Alam Saiket (Bangladesh)
“This scholarship has opened doors and led me to a path where I can continuously improve my personal and professional life. „
When I was a student, I was able to meet Dr. Muhammad Yunus, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. He studied at Chittagong Collegiate School, the same school I attended. After he won in 2006, he visited our school and shared his experience with us.
From that moment, I realized that I wanted to achieve what he had done – helping others and improving Bangladesh’s economy. That’s why during the first years of college, I started working in the apparel sector. I worked in the factory as a team member to fully understand the processes from start to finish. Having academic knowledge was not enough to be successful in the apparel sector, so I wanted to learn through practical experiences.
I worked early to develop my skills and become competitive in my field. Over time, I had grown by joining training sessions and taking on new roles at work. Then the life-changing opportunity I was training myself for finally came.
In 2018, Hinrich Foundation and Carrefour Global Sourcing offered me a scholarship at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University that has not only enriched my manufacturing knowledge, but also exposed me to a multicultural society that has improved my professional and communication skills.