“Education for Children of the Developing World: A Chance at a New Beginning” by Mehreen Pasha

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 1st Place, Group 2 (Grades 9-12) Mehreen Pasha - Cheshire, CT / Choate Rosemary Hall It is difficult to fathom that the insightful words of Harper Lee or Charles Dickens will never be cherished by the average teenager in the infamous abyss that is the … [Read more...]

“Three Major Problems Children Face: Lack of Access to Education, Child Labor, and Child Hunger” by Rehan Kabir

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 1st Place, Group 1 (Grades 5-8) Rehan Kabir - Gaithersburg, MD / Clearspring Elementary School As a 10-year-old child living in a prosperous country as the USA, it is hard to imagine that there are millions of children who don’t have access to education, or who … [Read more...]

“An Eye-Opening Summer” by Adiba Mobin

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 1st Place, Group 3 (College/University Students) Adiba Mobin - Austin, TX / University of Texas, Austin As I spent my summer as a volunteer in DCI’s Healthcare for Underprivileged Program in the Kallyanpur slums, I had not anticipated it to be one of the most … [Read more...]

2015 Child Rights Photo Competition Winner: Muhammad Munimuzzaman Khan – Dhaka, Bangladesh

1st Place, Group 3 (College/University Students) "Morning School" "I Want to Learn" "This Is Ms. Anna" Photos submitted by: Muhammad Munimuzzaman Khan Dhaka, Bangladesh … [Read more...]

“A Better Future” by Ifeanyi Okeke

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 2rd Place, Group 1 (Grades 5-8) Ifeanyi Okeke - Nkpor, Nigeria / Winners International School Sadly from the womb to the grave, female children fall victim to violence. In some countries and cultures before birth, tests are made to determine whether a fetus is … [Read more...]

2015 Child Rights Photo Competition Winner: Mohammed Arafat – New York, NY

1st Place, Group 2 (Grades 9-12) "Waiting for a Sailor" "End of the day...Yet a new beginning" "Save water. Save life." Photos submitted by: Mohammed Arafat New York, NY … [Read more...]

“Breaking the Child Abuse Cycle: Poverty” by Raiba Soada

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 2rd Place, Group 2 (Grades 9-12) Raiba Soada - Fayetteville, NC / Terry Sanford High School All children deserve to grow up in a world where their comfort, health, and safety are the priority. Children are our primary motivators to move forward in the world, … [Read more...]

2015 Child Rights Photo Competition Winner: Raghib Yasar Polok – Dhaka, Bangladesh

1st Place, Group 1 (Grades 5-8) "I'm happy, I am going to learn something today in school." "Hurrah! It's time to go to home" "Undoubtedly, no one can stop children from this." Photos submitted by: Raghib Yasar Polok Dhaka, Bangladesh … [Read more...]

“16,000 Ebola Orphans: Rethinking Global Children’s Health” by Jason Doukakis

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 2rd Place, Group 3 (College/University Students) Jason Doukakis - New Haven, CT / Yale University The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has been dubiously estimated to have claimed 11,305 lives as of the 30th of August 2015, was undoubtedly very well … [Read more...]

2015 Child Rights Photo Competition Winner: Istiak Mahmud – Dhaka, Bangladesh

1st Place, Group 4 (Adults) "Distressed" "Together It's Fun!" "We Don't Mind Going to School in Different Uniforms!" Photos submitted by: Istiak Mahmud Dhaka, Bangladesh … [Read more...]

“The Ongoing Struggle with Child Rights” by Rumman Kibria

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 2rd Place, Group 3 (College/University Students) Rumman Kibria - Los Angeles, CA / Santa Monica College The great historian Howard Zinn has left a legacy in the words “You can’t be neutral on a moving train”; the title and quote from Zinn’s book as published in … [Read more...]

2015 Child Rights Photo Competition Winner: Siam Rezwan – Wausau, WI

2nd Place, Group 2 (Grades 9-12) "A New Day of Hope and Opportunity" "My Grand Aunt, Photo Journalist with Award Winning Photo of Mother Teresa Comforting a Crying Orphan" "Teaching These Impoverished Children That Others Can Take Many Things, Other Than Their Education" Photos submitted … [Read more...]

“Show a Little Kindness” by Bejamin Ekpunobi

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 3rd Place, Group 2 (Grades 9-12) Benjamin Ekpunobi - Nkpor, Nigeria / Winners International School "When I was 14, my father gave me a few dollars and a one-way train ticket to the nearest city, where there were many perils. I made friends with other youngsters … [Read more...]

2015 Child Rights Photo Competition Winner: Rana Pandey – Kolkata, India

2nd Place, Group 3 (College/University Students) "Tea Time: A Child Having Some Tea and Biscuits" "Brothers in Arms: Two Brothers Going to School" "Caged: A Small Girl Sitting Beside the Shadow of a Caged Parrot" Photos submitted by: Rana Pandey Kolkata, India … [Read more...]

“Extinguishing the Flames of Child Trafficking” by Nafisa Uddin

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 3rd Place, Group 1 (Grades 5-8) Nafisa Uddin - Tampa, FL / Williams Middle Magnet IB School Slavery has been banned in the United States of America for a long time, unlike in several developing countries. Countries such as India, Bangladesh, and Cote d’Ivoire … [Read more...]

2015 Child Rights Photo Competition Winner: Moonjarin Shamsad – Dhaka, Bangladesh

3rd Place, Group 3 (College/University Students) "Nothing Can Stop My Right to Education" "Education Is My Right" "Smile of Future" Photos submitted by: Moonjarin Shamsad Dhaka, Bangladesh … [Read more...]

“It’s All Coming Back to Me” by Chideraa Obidi

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 3rd Place, Group 1 (Grades 5-8) Chideraa Obidi - Nkpor, Nigeria / Winners International School There is another bombing in the news. Children and helpless women died in their numbers. Government wants to put it to a stop, but not through dialogue, but guns … [Read more...]

2015 Child Rights Photo Competition Winner: Zeehan Dewan – Keller, TX

3rd Place, Group 2 (Grades 9-12) "I am announcing that I will donate to DCI's orphanage children a set of new dresses. Their bright smiles touched my heart." "I am forming bonds with these children and grateful to be a member of this organization." "I am extremely fortunate to serve lunch … [Read more...]

“Lift Our Children Above Malaria’s Burden” by Sonia Chiamaka Okorie

2015 Child Rights Essay Competition: 3rd Place, Group 3 (College/University Students) Sonia Chiamaka Okorie - Chestnut Hill, MA / Boston College Malaria is a devastating example of the way the interconnected web of health, education, nutrition, and socioeconomic status takes a toll on the most … [Read more...]