My Experience Volunteering with DCI by MAHAM

I have been working with a great nonprofit organization, DCI (Distressed Children & Infants International) for the past several years. It is a cause I deeply care about and that I want you to learn about. This wonderful organization protects the children’s rights, works for ending child labor and … [Read more...]

DCI Tutors Visiting Group Children Due to Covid19

Since the after school tutoring is closed due to Covid19, instead of group gathering, DCI tutors are now visiting their group children and providing written lesson materials and guidelines. This way the children can prepare their lessons at home and can stay in right track during this stay home … [Read more...]

Schools Close Due to the Corona Virus

The schools are closed due to the corona virus, so our sponsored children are at home. Most of the parents of these children are now jobless and struggling to buy daily food. Education of children is far from their mind. DCI cannot have after school tutoring or library hours at the moment. But we … [Read more...]

Rif Ahmed: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

In light of recent events and action taken around the world devoted to positive and progressive change, We should take this time to focus on another issue impacting hundreds of millions of people today: child labor. If you are unaware, child labor is the plague afflicting children of all ages around … [Read more...]

Aryana Kutub: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Despite all the current events going on in the world, there is an ongoing issue that must be addressed involving child labour. According to the International Labour Organization, 218 million children between 5 and 17 years of age are in employment; among them 152 million are victims of child labour, … [Read more...]

Abrar Mamun: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

When I first travelled to Dhaka at a young age, I immediately recognized the stark juxtaposition between my life in the United States and the lives of several children growing up in Bangladesh. To this day, I can still remember watching children as young as 5 years old working in the streets of … [Read more...]

Nashaat Shaikh: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Despite having prior knowledge of child labor and child rights or lack thereof, I was taken aback after reading only a handful of articles covering such topics. An estimated 70 million children around the world are being forced to work in hazardous conditions while simultaneously being exposed to … [Read more...]

Tazkyah Khan : World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Our generation is currently living through a large movement of political and social change as well as an international pandemic, one that without a doubt will go down in history books. And during this change, we have been fortunate enough to be gifted the power of the media to shed light on … [Read more...]

Shreya Sagi : World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

In my time at DCI I have come to be aware of the horrific and unimaginable conditions children face around the world. Child labor has been an issue for centuries but the issue has only recently begun getting attention and the awareness these children need. It is a truly tragic circumstance that … [Read more...]

Farnaz Khandaker: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Child labor is the exploitation of young children that takes away their dignity, potential, and innocence. It comes in many forms, including factory work, agricultural work, trafficking, other industries that prey upon children for cheap labor. They are forced to do grueling work using dangerous … [Read more...]

Shumonto Sanyal: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

A great thing about children is the fact that they can maintain their innocence for so long. Their innocence plays a huge factor in keeping them cheerful and happy all the time. However, that happens to be true for kids born into a normal lifestyle or kids born into a financially stable lifestyle, … [Read more...]

Raishma Kazi: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

The Fight for Child Labor Rights Child labor has been practiced throughout all of human history. In the U.S., child labor reached its peak during the Industrial Revolution – kids as young as four years old were working in crowded, unclean factories with little-to-no protections. Children worked … [Read more...]

Nabeeha Haq: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leader

According to research conducted by the Overseas Development Institute, children in Dhaka slums as young as 6 years old are employed full time, earning less than $2 a day. These children work with toxic industrial chemicals, exposing their young, developing bodies to asbestos, bitumen, and heavy … [Read more...]

Labiba Zahin: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Every child deserves a chance at happiness. However, many children combat obstacles- disease, disabilities, lack of access to quality education, and other facilities– that may seem insurmountable. Sadly, not every child gets to enjoy a full childhood. Too many childhoods are still being cut short. … [Read more...]

Marjia Ahmed: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Child Labor: A Time For Change Around the world, 152 million children are victims to child labor. That is about 6.9% of all the children in the world. Most victims are only between the ages of 5 and 11. These children are supposed to be at school, learning, playing, and having fun! They are not … [Read more...]

Alissa Candal: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Children and teens are going to run the world one day. There is no doubt about it. Just as the baby-boomers are becoming senior citizens, just as 90s kids are entering their 30s… Children have always, and will always, become the future. But millions upon millions of children around the world are … [Read more...]

Prosun Das: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Child labor is an issue that continues to negatively affect the lives of hundreds of millions of children. It is common in countries where living conditions are rough and there are high demands of labor that does not require education. Due to the difficulties in providing for their families, parents … [Read more...]

Connie Xiao : World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

“I nearly suffocated inside the pits due to lack of oxygen…” I need to tell you a story. It’s the story of someone who has been robbed and exploited to the utmost degree. This is the story of Hamisi. Unbeknownst to his family, Hamisi boarded a bus and traveled 70 kilometers away from his home … [Read more...]

Samara Rezwan: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Everyday, an estimated 168 million children are unable to attend school because they have to go to work in order to support their family or themselves. Child labor not only denys children of their childhood and education but often these children have to work in precarious conditions. Especially in … [Read more...]

Rehan Habib: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

For me, the lack of child rights in impoverished countries is one of the most important issues that requires attention. The opportunity to grow up without the fear of being abused or forced into labor at an early age is something that I believe many people take for granted. As someone who grew up in … [Read more...]

Nafisa Uddin : World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

I remember the first time I was introduced to the concept of child labor. It was the October of my sixth-grade year during my language arts class and we were learning about the rampant use of child laborers on cocoa plantations in Cote d’Ivoire. I was not ignorant of the fact that as a child … [Read more...]

Elsa Syed: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

218 million children worldwide are victims of child labor. That is 218 million children forced into work that dismantles their childhood by being placed in situations that can harm their mental, physical, social and moral development. Victims of child labor often have no other choice but to accept … [Read more...]

Ramisa Ahmed : World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

While it may not be something you think about everyday, June 12, 2020 is a great opportunity for us to reflect on how privileged and blessed we are. As a 17 year old living in the U.S., I just finished highschool, enrolled into college, can drive a car, earn money safely, and am able to live my best … [Read more...]

Nameer Ahmed: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Child labour is defined as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development”. According the International Labour Organization (ILO), globally there are 152 million victims of child labour. This practice must … [Read more...]