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...]

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...]

Ridwan Ahmed Volunteers at DCI’s Sun Child Home

I had the pleasure of volunteering at RSC/DCI at the girls’ orphanage in Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I taught English by combining it with Bangla. Through visual learning, the girls were able to accomplish good pronunciation and recognition of the English alphabet and numbers. Over a stretch of … [Read more...]

My Experience Volunteering with DCI in Bangladesh by Samia Alam

This summer I was in Bangladesh, working at a clinic for underprivileged people, visiting slums to check health conditions of children and pregnant women, and working at an orphanage, which overall has been an eye-opening experience for me. The DCI volunteer program has given me the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Anis Zaman

Last winter I went to Bangladesh to see my mom and to visit my sponsored child, Laboni Akter Tanjila. I have been sponsoring Laboni for the last couple of years and until now I knew her only from pictures. I was very excited to finally to be able to meet my sponsored child. My brother and I went to … [Read more...]

Maleka Ahmed Jappy

I am really honored and proud to be involved with DCI. I am confident that the continuous effort of DCI and other organizations will eventually have a significant impact on child rights in this world. My best wishes to the 2011 Conference on Child Rights & Sight. —Maleka Ahmed … [Read more...]

Taslema Sultana, Ph.D.

DCI has given me the opportunity to fulfill my desire to work for the community. Working with DCI gives me a feeling of accomplishment, and DCI has a nice platform for everybody to get involved. I wish DCI’s success in brightening more children’s lives and building their future. —Taslema … [Read more...]

Russell Hasan

It is a great experience working with DCI. The children at DCI’s Sun Child Homes are very impressive and very well mannered. I loved when they sang a song for me. Now I feel attached with these poor and underprivileged children and am happy to say that we are able to work for the cause of fighting … [Read more...]

Zaynah Chowdhury’s DCI Volunteering Experience

It was a pleasure getting to work with DCI and RSC over the summer. I found out about DCI through a relative of mine who is involved in recruitment and advocacy for the organization in the U.S., and thought I would see if I could do anything to help them while I was in Bangladesh. Since my … [Read more...]

Noha Ahmed

Last summer, I worked with Distressed Children & Infants International in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Working with DCI was one of the best experiences I have had. Although my trip was relatively short, I was able to connect with very sweet people from the slums of Dhaka. I will never forget the sweet young … [Read more...]

Benjamin Albert

DCI is a fantastic upstart organization with a lot of potential that I would highly recommend volunteering with. Their commitment to helping children around the world is admirable and the scope of their projects commendable. Few organizations are as comprehensive when it comes to aid as DCI. Their … [Read more...]

Dr. Husna Siddique

It is really amazing what DCI is doing to make a difference and change the lives of the children around us. I wish I could spend more time in the clinic. It was really eye opening how limited the resources are! The level of healthcare that is provided is commendable, but still there is much room for … [Read more...]

“My DCI Experience” by Salma Siddique

When I was five years old, I visited Bangladesh for the first time with my family. It was my first international experience, not only unique for that reason, but also because it was a trip to tie me to my roots, so that I could know where my family came from. Among many other firsts, I remember … [Read more...]

DCI Volunteer Jon Coleman Visits Bangladesh to Perform Social Network Research

I could never have anticipated that I would go to Bangladesh. There are many obstacles that would have prevented me from ever travelling to Bangladesh. I am Jewish, frequently travel to Israel, and have an Israeli mother. Bangladesh does not recognize Israel, and has punished travel to Israel as a … [Read more...]

The Hard-Working Hero Providing Hope for the Underprivileged

Phrases of Bangla filter into the room from the living room and kitchen. Relatives, some of whom traveled from a few states away and some of whom came all the way from Bangladesh, cycle in and out of the dining room, stopping to introduce themselves or make small talk. It’s two days after … [Read more...]

Daniel Nova

Distressed Children & Infants International is an organization dedicated to making the lives of underprivileged individuals better. This is something I’m proud to be a part of. They seek to accomplish this monumental task by providing these individuals with access to the basic needs many of us take … [Read more...]

Volunteer Angelina Gomes Shares Her Experience Working at DCI’s Clinic in Dhaka

When I stepped out of the airport and was greeted by a gust of hot, humid air and the buzzing of mosquitoes, I remember thinking, “This is Bangladesh.” This summer I had the great fortune of going to Bangladesh for the first time with a grant I received from my university to volunteer with … [Read more...]

Subhi Zaman

In the short time that I was in Bangladesh, I have seen more kind-hearted people than I have seen in a long time. DCI is changing the world for the better, keep up the good work. God bless! –Subhi Zaman March 28, 2009 … [Read more...]

Galley Saleh

I have had an incredible time in Bangladesh from the minute I was picked up at the airport. Thank you so much for everything. I am looking forward to coming again and working with DCI/RSC and the beautiful people of Bangladesh. –Galley Saleh DCI Youth Volunteer August 3, 2009 … [Read more...]

Shabena Akter

Very impressive work! You are doing a great job and I hope to help you all as much as I can to enable you to keep up the good work. –Shabena Akter Kingshor, London January 3, 2009 … [Read more...]

Mushfiqa (Monica) Jamaluddin

Over this past Christmas Break I was in Bangladesh. My personal goal for this trip was to get a firsthand experience with the issues Bangladesh is dealing with and how DCI is planning to help alleviate some of these problems. Although I have visited Bangladesh numerous times throughout my childhood … [Read more...]

Saika Belal Nitol

I am having a great time working and collecting data in DCI’s Clinic for the Underprivileged. I really appreciate DCI’s hospitality. Also, I recently visited some DCI-supported orphanages, and I was truly moved by the changes the services offered by DCI are making in these children’s lives. I am so … [Read more...]

Danita Topcagic

Dear DCI Staff, I’m pleased to have met you and I’m excited to be a part of your monthly mission. I look forward to working with you and I hope that you will accomplish your long-term goal of providing more children with the opportunity for a better life. My best wishes, –Danita … [Read more...]

Brian Wayda

I am grateful to play even a small role as a volunteer for Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) since its inception. DCI is a great organization that has established several great programs in pursuit of their mission to protect child rights and alleviate poverty. The Sun-Child … [Read more...]