DCI Executive Director Addresses AABEA Biennial Convention

AABEA Convention Features Presentations On DCI’s Mission, Efforts

CHESHIRE, CT – On Saturday, October 9, Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI) Executive Director Dr. Ehsan Hoque addressed the American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects (AABEA) Biennial Convention at the University of Maryland at Shady Grove, Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Hoque spoke at a seminar session and was featured during the evening program as a special guest of the AABEA, which exclusively focuses on supporting educational, scientific, cultural and charitable programs.

Dr. Hoque’s speech raised awareness of children’s rights in local and national communities. This presentation provided an account of how DCI is changing the lives of thousands of underprivileged children in Bangladesh. Dr. Hoque also illustrated the benefits for children and young adults in the United States who are involved with DCI’s humanitarian efforts.

“DCI’s volunteer programs are not only connecting the young generation of expatriate families to their roots in Bangladesh, they also provide lifelong benefits for many other children who learn the value of volunteerism,” said Dr. Hoque.

More than 300 Bangladeshi expatriate engineers came from throughout the United States to attend the conference. Many DCI sponsors, donors, volunteers and friends also attended and expressed their support for the organization’s mission. Many DCI supporters, including William Milam (former US Ambassador to Bangladesh) spent time during the convention at the DCI information booth discussing the organization’s programs.

“DCI is very grateful for the support we received at the AABEA convention,” said Dr. Hoque, who is widely known as the “child rights’ activist” for his intense passion and dedication to protecting children’s rights and helping children worldwide. In 2003, Dr. Hoque founded DCI and developed the “Sun-Child Sponsorship Program,” which now serves as a model for poverty alleviation.