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abcTMPakistan Chapter
  • Member Incharge

    Zamir Abbasi
  • Member Incharge

    Mustafa Ghulam
  • Partner

    Hashoo Foundation
  • Partner

    OEC
  • Trainer

    Gulnaz
  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcPak - Certificate Distribution Ceremony

  • abcF & OEC with EHP 1st Batch

  • EHP 1st Batch, abcF Pakistan Chapter

  • Final Role Plays

  • abcF Trainer giving feedback after a Presentation

Featured testimonials

  •  “Among 5 siblings I was second youngest but that didn’t mean that I had fewer shares in home responsibilities. In Pakistan, the financial burden is equally shared by all men in house and like my older siblings I also wanted to be of financial help. All my efforts were limited to the opportunities where English was not an essential requirement. The lack of language skill always chopped off my professional growth and progress. In 2009, I got the chance to work at Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha as “Steward”; a job where no language is required, only getting the task done matters. I was still young and an enthusiastic lad,. I decided to perform well and soon I was noticed for my work performance by the CEO of the company. Being a leader, it was easy for her to spot the talent conveniently but what surprised her was my designation. To utilize my t potential, she called me in and recommended me to join a course called “English for Hospitality Professionals”. No sooner than I joined, the training started to reflect in me. I was more comfortable and fluent while communicating with others in English. Armed with communication skill, new ventures started to unlock. Escalation from Stewarding to Concierge; Concierge to Head Concierge and then Guest Service Agent (Front office), that was quite some progress but not the only progress I made in life. Apart from beaming career, I managed to bring my brothers to UAE as well, something that no one in my family ever did. I was not only in a strong position to help them in establishing their careers but also in financing in their acquiring English Language skills. Alhamdulillah now I own an independent business in UAE and my brothers are well settled in their chosen careers. I attribute my success to one decision i.e. joining abcFoundation to learn English. It made me who I am today.”  

  •  “They say that “First step is always the hardest” but for me it has never been that way. I just happened to be at the right place at the right time and that place was abcFoundation. My career was fast tracked thanks to the promise kept by the abcFoundation; the promise of opportunity and growth through learning and development. I started my Career as a Housekeeping Coordinator in competitive environment of Dubai and within 2 years I was enjoying the designation of Cluster E-Commerce Executive in Rotana Hotel. I would like to thank abcFoundation and its management for all the guidance and genuine support throughout my career.”  

  •  “Life is full of surprises, especially if everything in your life is simple and average. I grew up watching my parents living a simple life, saw my cousins taking up normal job; no one made any out of blue move but I did. I never thought that I will end up in Dubai working for a world renowned hotel Chain. Like every other boy in town, I thought that I will simply join my father’s business and live a regular life. But destiny had other plans for me. One fine evening, I heard my friend all excited about this new hospitality training program started in the city. He was praising them for their quality practices in developing good communication skills for the chosen students. Selection criteria were tough but somehow I made in. Initially I was thinking that it is another attempt of making money but the interview section surprised me. I was interviewed in a manner that was never practiced before. They were extremely professional and knew how to evaluate the candidate and I believe that’s where they saw the spark in me.

    I was overwhelmed to see my name in the final list and impatiently waited for the training to start. To my expectation, they delivered a marvellous training. There was not a single day when I walked out of class thinking I haven’t learned something today. Every class was a new opportunity to learn, to explore the hidden talent within. Days passed by quickly and our batch of 15 students gathered around one last time for certificate ceremony. We were thrilled to hear the news that passed out students will be given a chance to be interviewed by employers in UAE. I was among the lucky students who were interviewed. I must say that everything I learned in training aided in bagging the job. I started my career as Housekeeping attendant but within 8 months, I was transferred to Front office to take up responsibilities of telephone operator. For a boy from a small town it was a big deal. Who would have imagined that a small tool such as English Language could take someone from an average life to high life of Dubai? At abc we didn’t meet teachers but mentors, who encouraged us to become a contributing hand in society. Initially I didn’t know how to do it or from where to start but after going through such a revolution, I understand what to do now. Being a brother of 3 sisters, I aim to aid my sisters in getting good education. They will need financial as well as moral support which I can guarantee by all means. My longer run plan is to give them the chance to see and work in competitive environment of 1st world country be it UAE or any other.”  

  •  “It has been 4 years since I started working in engineering department. Everything was fine, I was earning better than my home country and things looked good in the beginning but later the language barrier started to shake the future prospects. It not only halted my communication with colleagues but also my career growth. In place like Dubai, communication is everything and I was lacking on it. It could be easily seen in my meetings with managers where I used to sit quiet. I wanted to talk but couldn’t, my words used to finish before I could make my point. Seeing this, my manager nominated my name for an outsourced training program “English for Hospitality Professionals”. The training was a complete transformation for me, from command on English to confidence development, presentation to leadership; they covered all aspects necessary to lead a competitive professional life. Soon my discussions became more meaningful and my presence was acknowledged and appreciated in form of promotions. This also impacted on my personal life as I was setting challenging goals for myself. Being married, I had to think about stable life. My better half and son was back in my home country and the only thing in my mind was “how to reunite the family”. Impressed by my fluent communication and management skills, many traders and dealers were expressing interest in working with me. That gave me the idea of starting up a small business, all I needed was communication and management; two things I had acquired during abc training. My small start up helped me in calling over my parents to Dubai for a visit. Next target is to bring better half and kids to Dubai for good. Seeing my child going to a school in place like UAE would be the great achievement of my life.”