Aishwarya Benzy: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

At this very moment, millions of innocent children are being exploited. Some are wasting away in sweatshops while others are wearing away as they sell their bodies. Deprived of their childhood, dignity, and future, these children are crippled and locked into a continuous cycle of poverty. Children … [Read more...]

Kavin Kathir: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Over 168 million children are still child laborers today. Despite how far we have come in terms of technology and justice, child labor still remains one of the most prevalent issues in our world. The conditions in which some children have to still work in 2020 is truly astounding. The … [Read more...]

Nairita Siddiqui: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Child labor, the exploitation of children for work, has been a persisting issue throughout history and modern day. Victims of child labor suffer degradation of their physical and mental health as they are forced to sacrifice tiring hours working in unsafe environments for little to no pay. According … [Read more...]

Promit Sinha: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Imagine having no independence, choice, or ability to sustain a life you can thrive in. Over the time that I have been working with DCI I have seen the stories of kids that are simply unimaginable. In the history of the United States, we have all learned about the Civil War, President Lincoln, and … [Read more...]

Caitlyn Chow: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Although it might be difficult to divert our attention away from everything happening around the world right now, I want to shed some light on today, June 12, to commemorate World Day Against Child Labor. Currently 152 million children are working in child labor. When I read that statistic, I … [Read more...]

Cecelia DeBroff: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

On World Day Against Child Labor, people are called to recognize the hazardous realities of child labor. Most people understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has largely effected the global economy. Many people do not realize that the labor market shock trickles down to push millions of vulnerable … [Read more...]

Torsa Islam: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

The first time I understood child labor and its implications was in 2004 as a child myself in Bangladesh. I saw hundreds of children in the streets of Dhaka and Rajshahi on that trip, children with large pickaxes in their tiny hands hammering away brick, children working outside surrounded by … [Read more...]

Message from Dr. Ehsan Hoque, Founder and Honorary Executive Director, DCI: World Day Against Child Labour 2020

It is with great sorrow and urgency that we observe this day with you. Today, June 12th, is World Day Against Child Labour, established by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002. The purpose of this day is to bring attention to the ongoing problem of child labor around the globe and to … [Read more...]

Congratulation to Rabeya Bosri, DCI sponsored child!

Congratulation to Rabeya Bosri, DCI sponsored child. Rabeya passed SSC (Secondary School Certificate exam) with the highest possible grade, GPA 5:00! We are so proud of her! We need to appreciate the tremendous achievement here. Rabeya comes from a village in Patuakhali, where her father is a … [Read more...]

Exciting News about Our Sponsored Children

This year, 68 sponsored children under DCI’s SunChild sponsorship program have successfully passed their Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam. All these children have been getting DCI's support from pre-school. Thanks to all sponsors, donors and volunteers for making this possible. … [Read more...]

Our Oldest Child Tahera Passed her SSC Exam

We are so very proud that our oldest child Tahera has passed her SSC Exam (Secondary School Certificate). Today we are all celebrating her success. We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors, donors and volunteers; the success was possible because of you! Thank you. About Tahera: Tahera used to … [Read more...]

DCI Setting up Hand Washing Stations

Setting up hand washing stations in different parts of the village markets. In Bangladesh, many people have gone to their villages from cities due to Covid-19 shutdown and also due to Eid festival. So the chance of Covid-19 spread in the villages have increased dramatically. DCI is working to make … [Read more...]

Dr. Jhimlee and Mr. Kutubi family Spread Eid Joy

Thanks to Dr. Jhimlee and Mr. Kutubi family for spreading Eid Joy. Their sponsored children, Shaheen & Nurul Zman were thrilled to receive special Eid gifts from them. DCI thanks them and all the sponsors who contributed for gifts for their children to celebrate the day. … [Read more...]

DCI Distributes Essential Food to Villages

DCI is distributing essential food items from village to village so that the vulnerable people like Minara Begum can get help. Thanks to all donors and sponsors for making this possible. … [Read more...]

DCI Celebrates International Women’s Day

DCI believes community development work cannot be successful without women and works relentlessly to empower women in all its project locations through education, skill development and regular awareness building workshops. This year DCI celebrated the International Women’s Day though rallies and … [Read more...]

Perspective3000(P3M) Support to DCI

Perspective3000 (P3M), Netherlands is a longtime friend of DCI and RSC. This winter they provided blankets, warm clothes, and school uniforms to the orphan girls of our SunChild home. They also provided Blankets and other necessary needs to 27 children and their families of Sun Child Sponsorship … [Read more...]

Dr. Sadeka Sahani Durba’s Visit to DCI’s SCSP Home

Dr. Sadeka Sahani Durba (USA) and her daughter Nairita are sponsoring a boy Dihan Mia through DCI’s SunChild Sponsorship program. Dr. Sadeka Sahani recently visited Bangladesh and met Dihan Mia and his family. She also visited the children of DCI’s SunChild Home orphanage. Dihan and the children of … [Read more...]

Help COVID-19 Crisis in Bangladesh

Thousands of children and families in DCI project locations are in immediate danger from poverty caused by lost family income. DCI has been actively working to combat corona crisis in all its project areas. We have done the following so far, 1. DCI’s first response was to initiate public awareness … [Read more...]

DCI Vice President, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed, Visits Bangladesh to Oversee DCI Projects

DCI (Distressed Children & Infants International) is a US-based non-profit working to protect child rights and sight Dhaka, Bangladesh (Jan 20, 2020): DCI’s Vice-President, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed is currently visiting Bangladesh to supervise and monitor DCI programs in Bangladesh. During his visit, he … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

DCI’s Director, Dr. Nina Hoque, Visits Bangladesh

DCI's Director Dr. Nina Hoque is currently visiting Bangladesh (from Dec 10-31, 2019) to supervise and monitor DCI programs in Bangladesh. During her visit, she will meet with DCI & RSC team in Bangladesh, a number of medical and academic professionals and NGO leaders in order to assess the local … [Read more...]

DCI’s Hosts Successful 7th International Conference on Child Rights & Sight

DCI’s 7th International Conference on Child Rights & Sight on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Yale University was a resounding success. The Conference on Child Rights & Sight is part of DCI's global initiative to raise awareness of children's rights and blindness prevention. It is one of Connecticut's … [Read more...]

DCI & RSC Celebrate the ‘International Day of the Girl-2019’

Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) and its implementing partner Rights and Sight for Children (RSC) celebrated the ‘International Day of the Girl-2019’ in the theme of ‘GirlsForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable”! DCI-RSC arranged rallies and discussion sessions to increase the knowledge … [Read more...]

DCI & RSC Start Internet Services for the Computer Lab of SunChild Home

Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) and Rights and Sight for Children (RSC) have started internet services for the computer lab of SunChild Home through BRACNet. Mr. Syed Farrukh Ahmed, CEO, BRACNet inaugurated the initiative. This computer lab will give children access to vast … [Read more...]