Kodvanu Sees the World Anew

Kodvanu, aged 75 years, is a resident of Shaula village in Patuakhali district, Bangladesh. Kodvanu has been suffering from cataract problems for several years. There is no health care facility in the village or nearby, and she has no ability to go to the district town for treatment. “I have no … [Read more...]

Honufa Walks Again

Honufa Begum, a young girl living in DCI’s Sun Child Sponsorship project area in Potuakhali, was suffering from osteomyelitis. A local caretaker recommended that her leg be amputated. But since DCI’s commitment is to provide healthcare for all children within its sponsorship area, we brought Hanufa … [Read more...]

Teacher Beats 11-year-old Girl

Fourth grade student, Trisha had difficulty answering her teacher’s question in science class. For this, she got a lesson in bruises and welts! Corporal punishment was declared illegal in Bangladesh back in 2011. But this is just the latest in a succession of stories of teacher beats … [Read more...]

Where the Educator Needs A Lesson

The wheals and bruises across the back of this young boy are wounds inflicted by his own teacher! The twelve-year-old boy, Yusuf Khan, was beaten unconscious. Abdur Rahim, his instructor at the madrasah (traditional Islamic school) in rural Bangladesh, beat Yusuf because he believed the boy had … [Read more...]

DCI & RSC Celebrate International Women’s Day 2013

Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) and Rights & Sight for Children (RSC) observed International Women’s Day 2013 at all their project areas throughout Bangladesh. A central event was organized with Girl Child Advocacy Forum in Dhaka followed by a huge rally, discussion meeting … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Dr. Ehsan Hoque!

DCI-supported children celebrated Executive Director Dr. Ehsan Hoque’s birthday on March 13, 2013 at our Bangladesh projects. The children and DCI team in Bangladesh observed the day by doing various fun activities and having a small party. The children also called DCI’s office using Skype and … [Read more...]

Happy International Women’s Day! – What DCI is doing to help women in Bangladesh…

Each year on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated throughout the world. To mark this important day, DCI would like to draw attention to the significance of women’s issues in our mission of protecting child rights and eliminating poverty. We also want to share with you seven ways … [Read more...]

Dr. Hoque and Ian Burzynski to Attend DCI California Chapter Journey for Child Rights & Sight Event on Jan 19, 2013

Executive Director of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) Dr. Ehsan Hoque has been invited to address the DCI California Chapter’s production of “Heerok Rajar Deshe”, taking place as part of DCI’s Journey for Child Rights & Sight in Diamond Bar, CA on January 19th. He will … [Read more...]

Urgent Appeal to Help Dhaka Slum Fire Victims

Dear Friends of DCI, As many of you may already know, at least 11 people died and many dwellings were burned down when a massive fire tore through the Bou Bazar slum near Dhaka’s Hazaribagh residential area at around 3am on Sunday, Nov 18th. The blaze burned some 700 dwellings to the ground, … [Read more...]

DCI Holds 1st Annual Golf Open in New Haven, CT

On October 13th, DCI held its first ever Golf Open. Amir, Selva, Shirish and Zia Mannan organized this tournament to raise funds for DCI. About 10 people competed in the event, with Dr. Brian DeBroff (DCI President) winning the champion trophy. After golfing, all the participants joined a dinner … [Read more...]

DCI Holds Journey for Rights & Sight Event and Introductory Program for AZ Chapter

On October 6, 2012, Distressed Children & Infants International held an event at Rhodes Junior High School in Mesa, Arizona. The event served two functions: 1) to continue DCI’s Journey for Child Rights & Sight and raise awareness of child rights and blindness issues among a wider … [Read more...]

DCI Holds “Journey for Child Rights & Sight” Concert at Yale Featuring Alif Laila

On September 29th, 2012, DCI hosted an evening of cultural and musical performances at the Mary Harkness Auditorium of Yale University as part of its ongoing “Journey for Child Rights & Sight”. The highlight of the evening was a spectacular concert of Indian classical music featuring … [Read more...]

DCI Illinois Chapter Holds Journey for Rights & Sight Event

DCI Illinois Chapter held a “Journey for Child Rights & Sight” event and dinner on Saturday September 15th, 2012 at the Bartlett Community Center in Bartlett, IL. The evening started with performances by children followed by performances by renowned local artists and short presentations by a … [Read more...]

DCI Celebrates 1st International Girls Day with DCI Children

International Girls Day marks a stand against the widespread dismissal of young girls and their human rights. This is the first year to formally recognize the fundamental human rights of millions of girls all around the world and their commonplace violation. The importance of the mother to the … [Read more...]

Dr. Hoque to Attend DCI Arizona Chapter Journey for Child Rights & Sight Event in Arizona on Oct. 6

Executive Director of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) Dr. Ehsan Hoque has been invited to address the DCI Arizona Chapter’s Opening Ceremony and “Journey for Child Rights & Sight” event in Mesa, Arizona on October 6th. There, he will be speaking on the topic of “DCI: … [Read more...]

Dr. Ehsan Hoque to Attend DCI Chicago Chapter “Journey for Child Rights & Sight Concert” in Chicago on September 15th

Executive Director of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) Dr. Ehsan Hoque has been invited to address the DCI Chicago Chapter Journey for Child Rights and Sight concert in Chicago on September 15th. There, he will be speaking on the topic of “DCI: Changing Children’s Lives in … [Read more...]

Dr. Ehsan Hoque to Attend 26th FOBANA North American Bangladeshi Convention in Florida for Child Rights Campaign

Executive Director of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) Dr. Ehsan Hoque has been invited as a Guest of Honor to address the 26th Annual convention of FOBANA (Federation of Bangladesh Association of North America), taking place from August 31st through September 2nd in Fort … [Read more...]

Dr. Ehsan Hoque, DCI Executive Director, will be representing DCI at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, July 22-27, 2012

Cheshire, CT (Friday, July 20, 2012), Dr. Ehsan Hoque, DCI Executive Director, will be representing DCI at the XIX International AIDS Conference (For more information). The conference is being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001, July … [Read more...]

DCI Holds Campaign Against Rheumatic Fever Among Slum Children

As part of the Healthcare for Underprivileged Program, which provides regular health support to the slum dwellers of Kallyanpur, Dhaka, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) regularly arranges special campaigns for detecting and treating infectious diseases. On May 7, 2012, DCI … [Read more...]

Academic Achievement Party for Sharmin at Sun Child Home for Orphans

On April 3, 2012, DCI organized a party to congratulate Sharmin Akter, one of the girls living at the Sun Child Home for Orphans, for receiving a scholarship to attend Class One. Dr. Ehsan Hoque, Executive Director and Ian Burzynski, Development Officer both attended the party. Dr. Hoque gave … [Read more...]

Eye Screening and Surgery Camp Held in Narayanganj, Bangladesh

A DCI sponsored eye screening and surgery camp was organized at Narayanganj Diabetic Center on Friday, April 20, 2012 in partnership with Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (DAB). The goal of the camp was to identify underprivileged people who need eye surgery and are financially unable to receive … [Read more...]

DCI Opens “Sun Child Daycare & Community Center for Slum Residents” at Kallyanpur, Dhaka

On April 28, 2012, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)’s Goodwill Ambassador Babita inaugurated a new DCI pilot project called “Sun Child Daycare & Community Center for Slum Residents” at Porabari Bosti, Kallyanpur, Dhaka. The project is jointly developed and funded by … [Read more...]

DCI Executive Director Dr. Ehsan Hoque Visits Bangladesh to Improve the Lives of Underprivileged Children

Distressed Children & Infants International’s Executive Director Dr. Ehsan Hoque and Development Officer Ian Burzynski arrived in Bangladesh Tuesday morning and will visit Bangladesh for one month to supervise and monitor the following DCI programs: Sun Child Sponsorship Program, Childhood … [Read more...]

Actress Babita Visiting USA & Canada for “Journey for Child Right & Sight”

DCI’s Goodwill Ambassador, renowned Bangladeshi actress Babita Akhter, came to USA on February 20, 2012. As part of DCI’s Journey for Child Rights & Sight, Babita will travel to different parts of USA and Canada. She will stay in the US and Canada over a one month period and will attend small … [Read more...]