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Building Community Awareness

Building Community Awareness

DCI promotes community awareness by celebrating special days. One such event was celebration of International Day of the Girl Child, focusing on the theme “Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being.” We hosted an amazing event, featuring an awareness rally and engaging discussion sessions in our rural project areas in Patuakhali and Nilphamari districts in Bangladesh. We recognized 15 talented girls from primary and secondary schools as the BEST READERS in our library activities

Orphan Support

Orphan Support

DCI is grateful to all donors for supporting the Orphan Support Program. Because of your support in 2023 we continue to support children of three orphanage facilities who need help to provide basic necessities, education and health care.  We are providing tutoring and counselling services routinely. We also provide special food and arrange special events. Day long health camps were recently organized for Ananda Nibas and Shishuder Jonno Aamra Orphanages.

Among the candidates, one girl, Rabeya Bosri scored a GPA of 5.00, 15 students achieved a GPA of 4.00, 6 students scored a GPA of 3.5, and 3 students scored a GPA of 3.00. Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible. Keep shining, graduates!

JCRS Concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh: March 20, 2020

JCRS Concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh: March 20, 2020

We are honored to invite you to attend DCI’s Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS) Concert & Show on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) Auditorium, Krishi Khamar Sarak, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Please RSVP to attend and then purchase your tickets at DCI’s Bangladesh office (RSVP form and contact information below). About Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS): The mission of the Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS) is to raise awareness about the prevalence of preventable blindness and the plight of underprivileged children worldwide, and to find the solutions necessary to protect them and improve the quality of their lives. JCRS aims to create an international network and inspire our youth and global community to action on behalf of underprivileged children. JCRS began in 2006 at DCI’s first International Conference on Child Rights & Sight at Yale University. Over the past 12 years, through JCRS, DCI has organized youths and communities to fight for the rights of children through numerous events such as the “Concert for Children,” conferences, and cultural events worldwide.

JCRS Concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh: March 20, 2020

JCRS Concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh: March 20, 2020

We are honored to invite you to attend DCI’s Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS) Concert & Show on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) Auditorium, Krishi Khamar Sarak, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Please RSVP to attend and then purchase your tickets at DCI’s Bangladesh office (RSVP form and contact information below). About Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS): The mission of the Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS) is to raise awareness about the prevalence of preventable blindness and the plight of underprivileged children worldwide, and to find the solutions necessary to protect them and improve the quality of their lives. JCRS aims to create an international network and inspire our youth and global community to action on behalf of underprivileged children. JCRS began in 2006 at DCI’s first International Conference on Child Rights & Sight at Yale University. Over the past 12 years, through JCRS, DCI has organized youths and communities to fight for the rights of children through numerous events such as the “Concert for Children,” conferences, and cultural events worldwide.

JCRS Concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh: March 20, 2020

JCRS Concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh: March 20, 2020

We are honored to invite you to attend DCI’s Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS) Concert & Show on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) Auditorium, Krishi Khamar Sarak, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Please RSVP to attend and then purchase your tickets at DCI’s Bangladesh office (RSVP form and contact information below).
About Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS):
The mission of the Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS) is to raise awareness about the prevalence of preventable blindness and the plight of underprivileged children worldwide, and to find the solutions necessary to protect them and improve the quality of their lives. JCRS aims to create an international network and inspire our youth and global community to action on behalf of underprivileged children. JCRS began in 2006 at DCI’s first International Conference on Child Rights & Sight at Yale University. Over the past 12 years, through JCRS, DCI has organized youths and communities to fight for the rights of children through numerous events such as the “Concert for Children,” conferences, and cultural events worldwide.

JCRS Concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh: March 20, 2020

JCRS Concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh: March 20, 2020

We are honored to invite you to attend DCI’s Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS) Concert & Show on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) Auditorium, Krishi Khamar Sarak, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Please RSVP to attend and then purchase your tickets at DCI’s Bangladesh office (RSVP form and contact information below). About Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS): The mission of the Journey for Child Rights & Sight (JCRS) is to raise awareness about the prevalence of preventable blindness and the plight of underprivileged children worldwide, and to find the solutions necessary to protect them and improve the quality of their lives. JCRS aims to create an international network and inspire our youth and global community to action on behalf of underprivileged children. JCRS began in 2006 at DCI’s first International Conference on Child Rights & Sight at Yale University. Over the past 12 years, through JCRS, DCI has organized youths and communities to fight for the rights of children through numerous events such as the “Concert for Children,” conferences, and cultural events worldwide.

An Urgent Appeal for Flood Victims of Sylhet, Bangladesh

Dear DCI Friends,

Thirteen upazillas (sub-districts) in north-east Bangladesh have been ravaged by heavy floods, It is one of the worst floods hitting this region in history. Around 20 lakh people have been affected in two districts, Sylhet & Sunamganj. The water levels are gradually receding now, but the need for essential relief is severe. People lack access to food, medicine, clean drinking water, and shelter. An outbreak of diarrhea and skin diseases have multiplied in the aftermath of flooding, as more than 12,000 tube wells providing clean water for drinking and toilets have also been damaged. More than 800 educational institutions are also closed.
Our team in Bangladesh is working swiftly and diligently to rescue stranded families and take them to higher grounds. We are procuring emergency relief and aid for immediate relief by distributing prepared food, fresh water, water-purifying tablets, oral saline, and emergency medicine.
DCI’s emergency fund is limited for conditions as severe as this. For this reason, we need your undivided support to continue our relief efforts for those affected. Please contribute what you can during this critical time to help. We are very grateful for any financial support you can offer for this initiative. Please forward this message to your friends and families. I hope we can count on your help.

You can donate securely at our website:
https://distressedchildren.org/gift-category/emergency-relief/

You can also send a check made payable to DCI Emergency Fund to:
DCI Emergency Relief Fund
Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
50 Church Street, 5th Floor, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Thank you very much for your generosity to the children and families in dire need.

With our gratitude,

Dr. Ehsan Hoque, Founder and Honorary Executive Director, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
Dr. Brian M. DeBroff, President, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
Prof. Dr. A. K. Azad Khan, Country Director, DCI-Bangladesh (President, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh DAB)

Some links for your information:

1. Sylhet, Sunamganj: Troubles mount as more areas flooded | The Daily Star
2. (9906) সিলেটে বন্যা পরিস্থিতির উন্নতি নেই; দেখা দিয়েছে রোগবালাই | Sylhet Flood – YouTube
3. (9906) সিলেটে বন্যা পরিস্থিতির অবনতি, সব উপজেলা প্লাবিত | Sylhet Live | Flood situation – YouTube
4. Sylhet flood: Surma-Kushiyara river dikes collapsed in 38 places (dhakatribune.com)
5. (9906) এক মুঠো খাবারও যেন টিকে থাকার ভরসা; ত্রাণ পেতে হুলুস্থুল | Sylhet | Sunamganj | Flood | Relief – YouTube

My Experience Volunteering with DCI by MAHAM

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 poverty, and provides basic needs to underprivileged children in Bangladesh and around the world and gives them educational opportunities and future economic possibilities. Specifically, DCI actively fights childhood poverty, hunger, and blindness. In addition, it helps student volunteers like us gain positive life and leadership skills. I love this organization, and I love helping to give these unfortunate children the opportunity to thrive and to be successful in their lives. Passion for improving the lives of those who have been deprived of their basic rights is what motivates me on a daily basis. Volunteering with DCI has deeply inspired me, as it makes me imagine a sea of smiles and happy little hearts. Volunteering with DCI, teaches me how fortunate I am, how privileged I am. I have food, I have school, I have a wonderful family. I have everything I need in this world. In fact, after getting involved with DCI, I started to think about my own life and the lives of unfortunate children who have nothing. I am also very happy to sponsor a girl at the SunChild Home Orphanage. I am very proud to be involved with DCI, and I want to introduce DCI to all my friends and family members. We need all of your support, active involvement, and leadership to make this mission a success. With the COVID-19 economic disruption that exists today, we need your help more than ever. Thank you all in advance for getting involved with my mission for helping children in need. I look forward to working together for this very important cause for children. With thanks, Maham Sanjida Rahman