Ali Raza - -> Living the dream of self- earning

Ali Reza, son of an old age labourer, was living in squatter settlement of Hyderabad city. Her father’s old age forced him to stay at home due to which family earning minimized to certain level. Ali Reza, as elder son, left regular study during matriculation and started earning through cheap labor work. One day he learned from a friend that as an electrician he could run his own business, work for a small company or be part of a crew keeping large industrial sites running 24 hours a day. Ali Reza surprised to learn and he asked which institution is running course in electrician trade? His friend shared with him more details of ZABTech’ssponsored TVET programs at Hyderabad campus. Ali Reza borrowed money from a friend and prepared documents to apply for the program at ZABTech. Ali Reza borrowed a suit from his friend to appear in interview. Tears were rolling around his cheek when he saw his name in merit list of ZABTech program.

He started learning in General Electrician trade while working on small shops in evening to support family. He found teachers and admin of ZABTech very cooperative and institute’s learning environment was more attractive. He used to sit in labs in even off times due to his enthusiasm for learning. ZABTech’scareer counseling program beside classes makes him more sincere towards skills learning in field of electrician.

After completion of studies, Ali Reza started work from home and availableelectrician on call. He advertised his availability through different social media and relevant sources of friends. ZABTech provided him a tool kit under sponsored program, which equipped Mr. Reza to start self-earning from home. Initially Ali Reza started from charging reasonable rate of his services but as time goes by, he became famous in area due to his sincerity and honesty during work assignment. He learned all services related instruments from technical to ethical at ZABTech institute. Reza was charging reasonable but more amount than his initial days. People of area love to call him when they face any electricity problem in area. Reza left cheap labor, which he was doing in pre days of study and started supporting his old father and family members. Ali Reza not only stopped there but searched jobs at different industries at nearby locations. One fine morning, United Petroleum Energy Pvt. Limited announced position of “Electrician & Solid Control Operator” in a newspaper. Reza learned skills, knowledge and experience so he felt easy to apply for this coveted position. Reza secured position in interview and offered job by the company. His dream came true due to prayers of parents, society whom he served and institution through which he learned skills.According to Reza, “Mylife has been changed since declaration of skilled worker. Now, I have obtained License of Electrical-wireman from Government of Sindh, Pakistan and eligible to apply for Electric installation Tenders. I have submitted application for obtaining license of Electric Foreman as I want to keep stepping up”.Reza is now earning Rs. 19000 plus and supporting his family. He came out of poverty due to enthusiasm of skills and learning.

"Ali Raza"
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