Hussin Alam: The glorious history of a village boy
Published: 04:00 PM, 27 January 2022 Updated: 04:43 PM, 27 January 2022
A little boy who was once a poor village kid. Who knew that this boy would one day leave the country to spread the fame of Bangladesh and abroad. Most of the people know him, and guess what you know him too. So hold on your breath, This is going to be an exciting, inspirational, and emotional story.
It was the 8th of February 1991, When this boy opened his eyes in Ghullia, Bangladesh. A Bangladeshi village boy living in Poland. Whose academic achievements have caused quite a stir in Europe and the world around.
Yes, I am talking about Md Hussin Alam!
Hussin Alam said, I have achieved these dreams of success with hard work. My tears have become the ink of the pen in every exam. Studying in Bangladesh and UK was a biggest challenge for me. It was a great difficulty that I obtained the certificate of a ranking university in Europe, including London. I was born in such a poor village in Ghullia of Mohammadpur police station in Magura district. 80% people of my village are illiterate and most of the people live in the bottomline of the pyramid. Higher study from this village is like a daydream. I was born and brought up in this village. In a word, I am a village boy. Since there was no high school in my village, I was admitted to Ghullia Dakhil Madrasa. I passed Dakhil exam in 2005 from Ghullia Dakhil Madrasa.
Hussin Alam said, my childhood was tough like a nightmare. In such a village where people start their morning with farming and have to run for their livelihood from one field to another, it is very difficult to find good words for inspirational education. Another main problem was financial difficulties. We had very hard time. we didn’t have enough money to study. I did farm work; full day work salary was only BDT 90. I provided lesson for class 3 and 4 when I was a class six student, it was continued before going to London. So, the dream of studying in London was the dream of making a impossible thing possible.
When I went to Canterbuty, Kent, UK, I didn’t have any place to sleep. Somehow, I managed a place to sleep on the roof of a restaurant. My one year expenditure was around 18/19 thousand pounds. as a middle-class family it was not possible for them to give me money to study in UK. To earn this money, I had to do three jobs, including kitchen pottery and cleaning. I used to do cleaning job in the morning, then hospitality management job at University of Kent and in the afternoon I was working as a manager of Indian restaurant till midnight. After work, I would stay up all night studying. I don't remember how much tear I shed and how many nights I didn’t sleep. I remember Friday, Saturday, Sunday- these three days I slept only 2/3 hours. I know the toughness of life very well.
Hussin Alam, currently doing a PhD in political science at the Institute of Political Science, University of Wroclaw, Poland, focusing on the contribution of the social business model to solve social issues. He holds a MSc in international business from Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and a BA (Hons) from the University of Sunderland, UK. He is the second Bangladeshi to complete Masters degree from Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, UK. He was a Post Graduate Student Officer at the Canterbury Christ Church University Student Union (elected). He was nominated for the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Rising Star Award in 2020 by Dean of social science and was chair of the “15 and 16 International Student Conference” panels at the university of Wroclaw, Poland. He received the best Ph.D. student’s rector scholarship twice. He was also on the organizational committee for the International Student Conference on Politics & Society in Central and Eastern Europe, Institute of Political Science, University of Wroclaw. He was also in the scientific organizational committee for the 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Management, Innovation, and Development- 2020 (IC-EMID 2020) online, hosted in London on 20 th December 2020. He was a panelist for the “Entrepreneurship competences” for School, Work and Life on the European Vocational Skills Week 2020 hosted by Warnborough College. He published 6 scientific articles and presented research paper more than 25 international conferences. His recent book chapter 'Role of technology for formal education in Bangladesh' is going to publish soon, book name 'Disruptive Innovation and Emerging Technologies for Business Excellence in the Service Sector', will be published by one of the top publishers IGI Global publisher, USA. He did scientific internship university of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He worked as a lecture at the International University of Logistic and Transport in Wroclaw, Poland. He also interviewed Nobel peace prize winner professor Muhammad Yunus twice in conjunction with his work. He is a scientific columnist for one of the oldest and most-read newspapers in Bangladesh and abroad (“The daily Ittefaq”) and is a formal scientific moderator on the online newspaper “shikshabarta.com”.
Hussin Alam said, there is nothing impossible, if you work hard with your dream success will show it's face. My two teachers, Mr. kobir hossan and Dr. Vipin Nadda inspired me for success and hard work.