Douglas A. Feldman, PhD

I truly enjoyed participating in the Conference on Child Rights & Sight held at Yale University. It gave me an excellent opportunity to share my research and ideas on AIDS orphans in Africa directly with colleagues and program directors. I found the quality of the presentations at the conference to … [Read more...]

Dr. Jane Aronson

I participated in four years of DCI conferences and found it more about me learning than my teaching. The lectures were very scholarly. I learned a lot about trauma and even became acquainted with work going on in the US that has had a profound effect on the mission and vision of my foundation, … [Read more...]

Raouf N. Boules

As dean of the School of Health and Natural Science at the University of Saint Joseph, I am pleased to support the important work of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI). The University of Saint Joseph was founded by the Sisters of Mercy who “envision a just world for people who are … [Read more...]

Morris Karmazyn, PhD

Dear delegates to the 6th DCI conference, It is difficult to think of a more worthy and justified cause than to help distressed children and children at risk around the world. With this in mind, DCI has made outstanding progress in improving the lives of children in developing countries. As … [Read more...]

Dr. Lira Chowdhury’s Experience Volunteering for DCI

My name is Lira Chowdhury;l I grew up in Dallas, Texas and I feel privileged to have a family who could provide for me. I am proud to admit that I have an excellent family and very good friends. Reflecting on my life, I was going to a great school but was not sure what I wanted to do with my life … [Read more...]

Salman Khan, Founder & CEO of Khan Academy

The work that you all are doing is really, really super incredible, and it’s so in line with what we hope to do at Khan Academy. Obviously, education is one of those foundational things that we need to make broader if we really care about empowering as many people, especially children around the … [Read more...]

Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children

At Save the Children, we join DCI in its mission of fighting poverty, hunger, child labor, and preventable blindness. Congratulations on this impressive convening. I know that it will lead to better outcomes and brighter futures for children everywhere. … [Read more...]

Dr. Peter Salovey, President of Yale University

As Yale's president, I am proud that our campus is home to this significant forum for advancing the cause of child rights. The partnership between Distressed Children & Infants International and Yale is built on shared values, and has proven to be deeply and reciprocally fruitful. The organization's … [Read more...]

Senator Richard Blumenthal

Every child no matter where they are borndeserves the opportunity to live a happy, healthy and productive life. Unfortunately, both here and abroad, poverty, inability to access modern healthcare and educational inequality continue to erect barriers that stand in the way of children meeting their … [Read more...]

H.E. Mohammad Ziauddin, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States

I congratulate DCI and its leadership, particularly its executive Director, Dr. Ehsan Hoque for the laudable work on the children especially under the Sun Child Sponsorship Program that provides long term support to underprivileged children and their families in remote Bangladeshi villages. This … [Read more...]

Matthew D. Kaye, PhD

As the Director of the Office of Volunteer Programs and Service Learning, it is my responsibility to prioritize community engagement at Sacred Heart University (SHU). Community engagement is an excellent means for SHU students to contribute to a community in need, achieve a better understanding of … [Read more...]

Ambassador Dan W. Mozena

In August 2014 I visited Kallayanpur slum, where I witnessed the good work of DCI. I was so impressed that DCI is engaging in some of the most challenging parts of Dhaka. DCI has brought good health care to the 9000+ dwellers of this particular locality, and this is a real game changer for the … [Read more...]

Babita Akhtar

I have taken DCI's mission as my own, working towards the mission as DCI's Goodwill Ambassador. I have visited DCI's projects in the slums and the villages and was amazed to see the tremendous need and the effort DCI is giving to help. The basic difference between DCI and other organizations is that … [Read more...]

Professor Muhammad Yunus

I have full support for DCI and I also think in the same way that children represent the future. It is our responsibility to enable them to fulfill their potential to become leaders. Every child is special, and deserves the opportunity for a better tomorrow. -Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel … [Read more...]

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

I’m happy there are great NGOs like DCI who are doing the work to challenge us to be better. I am really glad that you are convening this group today. As a member of both the foreign relations committee and the appropriation subcommittee that oversees funding for international aid I look forward to … [Read more...]

Sabina Yasmin

DCI is an organization of beautiful minds with extraordinary dedication to helping the underprivileged. I have seen DCI's supported projects in Bangladesh and enjoyed spending time with the children of DCI’s orphanage in Dhaka. I must say DCI sets an extraordinary example of passion, dedication and … [Read more...]

Governor Dannel Malloy

In its 10th year, DCI stands as an example as one of our state’s most successful international not-for-profit entities – stretching its wings far beyond the flagship program in Bangladesh, providing otherwise absent opportunities to thousands of children. I am proud to support DCI and welcome all of … [Read more...]

Ger van der Vusse

Despite many declarations of the United Nations and promises made by almost all governments of the countries on our planet, millions of children are still living in a child-hostile world. Children are not only threatened by malnutrition, diseases and warfare but also by lack of appropriate … [Read more...]

Rownak Alin

My son Mahin Mursalin writes our sponsored kids regularly and gets so excited to get a letter in the mail from Bangladesh. It is an amazing program that changed our daily life. –Rownak Alin New York … [Read more...]

Dr. Abdul Ali Manu

My son is sponsoring a child in Bangladesh through DCI’s Sun Child Program since 2005. Abid likes the program, especially the communication with his sponsored friend. Abid saves money in his piggy bank for his sponsored child and always waits for the letter and picture of his sponsored friend. This … [Read more...]

Message from Salma Siddique, DCI Youth Volunteer

Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI) is a phenomenal organization that benefits not only children, but their families, and the communities in which they live in. As a pediatrician in New York, we see a huge spectrum of illness and disease, as well as social issues that impact children … [Read more...]

Prof. M R Khan

We are working mainly in the field of child care, preventive & curative. We have lot of achievements in this area. But working for distressed children within the community is a newer concept & appears to be working in a very positive way. We highly appreciate that DCI came forward in … [Read more...]

Muhammad Abdul Mazid

I am confident that the Conference will be able to create an awareness, increase consensus and foster mutual understanding among stakeholders at large on children’s rights in local, national, and international communities, on issues of poverty in the 21st century, and on providing a forum for … [Read more...]

Masud Chowdhury

I extend my warm greetings and felicitations to the organizers and participants of this year’s Conference on Child Rights & Sight at Yale University. It is critical to promote children’s education and safeguard child rights through more and more awareness. Focus, hard work, and a strong team are … [Read more...]