Success Stories

Success Stories

Anonnya Akter

“Of course I was scared to come to the capital without my parents as a young child. But we in Bangladesh have very big families, who take care of each other. I was lucky, because my uncle’s family lived in Dhaka and offered to take me in and treat me as one of their own children.”

Anonnya’s story

Rita Akter

“I am proud of my achievement and thankful to Maria for helping me for the past 11 years. Without help for tuition fees I could not study in a private college in Dhaka.”

Rita’s story

Shewly Akter

“I can dream big and live my dream only because of you and this ‘you’ is none other than Maria Conceicao – my angel and mentor for life. Thank you Maria”
Shewly’s story

Milon Mia

“When I go home now I encourage my siblings to speak English. They are motivated, because they see me being successful in Dubai. My younger brother Leon really wants to go to an English school. My family loves me a lot and I love them a lot, too.”
Milon’s story

Md Rezaul Islam

“My biggest dream is to create an English medium school in my village. I can help people now. Now that I work for Emirates, people call me Sir.”

Rezaul’s story


“My biggest dream is to make a home for my wife, daughter and mother. It was my mother’s dream before and now it is my dream.”

Mamun’s story

Nurul Islam

Mr. Nurul Islam is a quiet, yet kind man. In his 41 years of life, he has seen more of the world than an average slum-dweller.

Nurul Islam’s story


“My biggest dream is to make sure my sister Lily finishes her studies and gets a good job. She wants to be a pilot. We can work at Emirates together!”

Kajel’s story

Abul Kalam Azad

“My wife is very happy that I am in Dubai, because now we have money. Sometimes she tells me to come back to Bangladesh. I also miss her very much. We got married in 1991 when I was 13 years old and we have 3 children.”
Azad’s story

Tipu Sultan

“Sometimes I can’t even recognise myself anymore. I can now speak in front of everyone, I don’t feel shy and I have the courage to ask questions.”

Tipu’s story

Alamin Khan

“The Dhaka Project literally gave us wings to fly; it allowed us to dare to dream and gave us hope for a promising future,” adds Alamin. “Maria has shown us the way to grow and taught us that no dream is impossible to achieve. I now dream of investing in my dad’s business and make it grow, helping him fulfill a long-cherished dream.”
Alamin’s story

Rabin Hossain

“I was responsible to take care of my family and it was impossible for me to continue with my education for this reason. After I met Maria, I was able t admit to her the problems I was facing at home with my family and the responsibilities I was forced to take. She started to help me by giving me food, medicine, clothes, shoes and other necessities that are considered basic in a western world.”
Rabin’s story

Rubel Rahman

“My family sacrificed so much for me, so now it is time for me to give back. I would like to see them become a middle class family.”
Rubel’s story

Sumon Azad

“We are small birds who have been given the chance to fly. Maria is my hero. She brought the first ray of hope into my life when there were none. I constantly look to her for inspiration and this school is just a small attempt to pay back for the remarkable benefits I have gained thanks to her tireless efforts.”
Sumon’s story

Mohammad Alaluddin

“I was inspired by Maria and wanted to show her that I can also make a difference. So in 2012 I started a school. It is called the Helping Hand pre-cadet School. There are pictures of Maria on the walls of my school, because I am so thankful to her for helping me.”

Mr Alal’s story

Salendar Kumar

“I am so happy to get this opportunity and come to Dubai to work. I can’t believe I have a job at Emirates Airlines. This is more than I dreamt I could ever achieve in my life!”
Salendar’s story


“She has completely changed my life by bringing me to Dubai and helping me find a decent job that allows me to manage my family. My dream on eday is to become a taxi driver in Dubai as now I finally have my driver’s license.”
Mohammad’s story


“Maria as a thank you gesture for helping her educating her children and for being so dedicated selected me to come to Dubai and helped me to get an awesome job which has helped me to send contributions to my family who are still in Bangladesh.”
Mir’s story