New life direction for electrical trainee
As the eldest son, 20-year-old Rasicdul Islam is expected to help support his family. With limited finances, he had to quit his studies but couldn't secure regular work.
A Habitat project, funded by Korean aid, provided a two-month electrical training course that was his ticket to a better life.
"As the elder son, it's my responsibility to take care of the family. This course has helped me take a measured position and I now have a life direction," he said.
Rasicdul Islam was one of 140 people who trained in either electrics or tailoring to give them a new shot at life. At the closing ceremony he received a drill, pliers and other tools to ensure that he can apply his new skills straight away.
He's already started helping his neighbour who is an electrician and with the money he earned purchased more tools. His plans are to continue working in the community and eventually apply for an electrical role with a company.
Rasicdul Islam lives in Satanipara village - about 15 kilometers from Kaliganj - and lives with his parents, three sisters and one brother.