As the eldest daughter of her family, Irene Akhtar had great ambitions to forge a strong career. Hailing from Faridpur district, her family consists of her parents, three sisters and a brother. After completing her HSC from Faridpur Muslim Mission College, she started to tutor at Faridpur UCC Coaching Center to bear some of her expenses. While tutoring there, she was also preparing to sit for Dhaka University’s admission exams. She cherished her dream of studying at a reputed public university. But her dream came crashing down when she heard that she did not pass the admission exams.
At that time, one of her relatives suggested her to take up a Paramedics course in SAJIDA Foundation’s Institute of Health Science. Determined to try once again, she came to Dhaka and sat for her exams again, while enrolling in IHS’ Paramedic course. Through this course, Irene acquired different skills for providing emergency treatment to patients. Upon passing said course, she started to work as a homecare official under the purview of the SAJIDA Hospital in Keraniganj. Meanwhile, she passed her admission test as well. Overjoyed and overwhelmed, Irene credits SAJIDA’s IHS Program for enriching her knowledge and to give her an opportunity to work for them.
Through this course, Irene acquired different skills for providing emergency treatment to patients.