Messages from Visitors

Sharmin (Mouri)

Sharmin (Mouri)

Sharmin (Mouri), WA
Sharmin (Mouri), WA
It was a very eye opening experience. I grew up outside of Bangladesh and wanted to be aware of the condition of the poor in Bangladesh and what we can do to make their lives better. DCI is doing an excellent job in helping the urban slum residents from several directions. This was a very heart warming experiences and I hope you continue to do this. Sharmin (Mouri) WA Jan 17, 2009

Misu Tasnim

Misu Tasnim

Misu Tasnim, Virginia
Misu Tasnim, Virginia
It was a great experience and learning working with DCI team in Bangladesh. Thank you DCI Bangladesh for your hospitality and wonderful presentation. I really appreciate what your office is doing for rural children in Bangladesh. I hope to work more closely with your office during my next visit. –Misu Tasnim, Virginia

Jonathan Coleman

Jonathan Coleman

Jonathan-Coleman-1I am honored to be a part of DCI and hope to bring a better future for the children in Bangladesh, because they are the future of the country. I could never have anticipated that I would go to Bangladesh. There are many obstacles that would have prevented me from ever travelling there. I was given the opportunity to go to Bangladesh as a volunteer representative of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), and I spent almost two months in Bangladesh. This has truly been a life changing trip for me. The Bangladeshi people realize that there is a lot of work to be done in their country. Many people I met told me almost pleadingly that there is so much here, if only we fixed the poverty. I came to recognize the power of providing small changes in poverty stricken peoples of Bangladesh, but also the power of one person’s vision to change the lives of thousands of people. I am very grateful to the wonderful dedicated staff at DCI. My trip inspired me to get even more involved with DCI, and it confirmed my lifelong desire to work for humanity. –Jon Coleman DCI Youth Volunteer, CT April, 2009

Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson

image00195-150x150Our trip to Shoula has been very successful. Thanks to the effort by the DCI team and their friends here in this village. Shoula is a long way from home but our visit reinforces the similarities between children and families all over the world. We look forward to a long relationship with the children of Shoula and helping them develop to their fullest potential. Thanks again for the wonderful hospitality and look forward to seeing everyone again in the winter & introducing my family to our sun child sponsor children. –Matthew Nelson Los Angeles, CA

Nahreen Ahmed

Nahreen Ahmed

Nahreen Ahmed
Nahreen Ahmed
I had no clue while traveling with the DCI team in Bangladesh that I was about to go through a life-changing experience. We were greeted by adorable young children that live in unimaginable conditions. But that did not keep them from smiling or greeting us happily. Spending time with them made me appreciate my family and the material comforts that many of us here in the United States take for granted. I plan to return to Bangladesh and do more volunteer work for these children as soon as I can because this trip opened my eyes to a whole other side of life and really changed my perspective on things. –Nahreen Ahmed Drexel University, PA

Maliha Ahmed

Maliha Ahmed

Maliha Ahmed
Maliha Ahmed
Seeing the extent of the poverty in Bangladesh over the years, particularly among children, has been painful. But on my most recent trip there things were different. For the first time I saw the flame of hope and happiness in the bright faces of the many children DCI has helped. Having the opportunity to work in such a caring environment where children receive access to health care and education makes one feel that there is hope for the future of the world. –Maliha Ahmed DCI Youth Volunteer, PA

Shantalle Alam

Shantalle Alam

Shantalle Alam
Shantalle Alam
I went to Bangladesh in Jan, 2008. My favorite moment there was seeing all the kids from every window in the orphanage waving goodbye and telling us to come back soon. That was also the moment I promised myself I would return to Bangladesh just to visit them again. The last place we went was the slums. This was a very different experience. In many regards what I saw that day is what motivates me to work hard, whether at school or around the house. I often tell myself that soon the hard work I’m doing now will put me in a position to help improve the lives of people in Bangladesh. I know that all of us who witnessed the terrible living conditions in the slums share a desire to make a real difference. –Shantalle Alam Skokie, IL.

Jonathan Coleman

Jonathan Coleman

DCI Youth Volunteer Jonathan Coleman
DCI Youth Volunteer Jonathan Coleman
DCI Youth Volunteer Jonathan ColemanI am honored to be a part of DCI and hope to bring a better future for the children in Bangladesh, because they are the future of the country. I could never have anticipated that I would go to Bangladesh. There are many obstacles that would have prevented me from ever travelling there. I was given the opportunity to go to Bangladesh as a volunteer representative of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), and I spent almost two months in Bangladesh. This has truly been a life changing trip for me. The Bangladeshi people realize that there is a lot of work to be done in their country. Many people I met told me almost pleadingly that there is so much here, if only we fixed the poverty. I came to recognize the power of providing small changes in poverty stricken peoples of Bangladesh, but also the power of one person’s vision to change the lives of thousands of people. I am very grateful to the wonderful dedicated staff at DCI. My trip inspired me to get even more involved with DCI, and it confirmed my lifelong desire to work for humanity. –Jon Coleman DCI Youth Volunteer, CT April, 2009