Zuvana TMA Youth Development
We believe that successful companies have a moral obligation to give back to the local communities and here at Trans Maldivian we are proud of our strong links with the local community through such endeavours as the ZUVANA TMA Youth Development Program and the sponsoring of flights for those suffering from Thalassaemia.
Meet a Zuvana Program Graduate
Interview with Captain Hussain Shafaz (Jarey)
Q: How did you begin your flying career with TMA?
A: My passion has always been flying; as a teenager, I attended interviews at TMA twice to become a Cabin Crew, but both times I was rejected. However, I never gave up my efforts; I was lucky enough to be selected at the third attempt in the year 2004.
Q: How did you become a Captain?
A: I served as a Cabin Attendant for three tough years. With the limited number of crews but in a rapidly growing company, we had utmost dedication to survive because of our passion towards this profession. I was never late a single day, and had no fuss in any rough condition to fulfil my duty obligations. Due to this commitment, I was spotted and financially assisted by some of my family members to obtain my pilot’s license.
Q: How do you enjoy your work today?
A: Flying is my life, and I do not feel any toil on lifting bags or any rough condition as long as I am a part of the flying crew of this beautiful seaplane operation; TMA is my home.
Q: How do you help your juniors at work?
A: I have no hesitation in helping deserving youngsters in the industry as I was supported by nice people who lent their hands towards me.
Q: How do you perceive TMA today?
A: It’s a wonderful story; I see a remarkable development and good spirit among colleagues. We are in the right track with a good image today.
Q: Any message that you would like to mention?
A: What goes around comes around… both, we as employees and the company as the employer got to be generous… so that we will see generous outcomes.