DCI Expands Sun Child Sponsorship Program

Habiganj, Bangladesh (January 13, 2008) – On January 12, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed, DCI Vice President, officially inaugurated a new SCS project in Habigonj, Sylhet, in northeastern Bangladesh. The project is based at the Nagura Farm Govt. Primary School in Habiganj. Dr. Ehsan Hoque, DCI Executive Director, Mr. Ataur Rahman, Sylhet District Commissioner, and other local authorities were also present for the ceremony, a festive event at which the new Sun Child children and their families enjoyed food and music. This new SCS project is an initiative of DCI’s Atlanta Chapter and the Jalalabad Association of Georgia, an American Bangladeshi organization. As a start, DCI is sponsoring one hundred children and their families in the Habiganj area. With the addition of Habiganj, DCI is now supporting eight hundred children and their families at four Sun Child Sponsorship project areas in Bangladesh. The other project areas are located in Feni, Nilphamary, and Patuakhali.