Dr, Ehsan Hoque at 36th BMANA Annual Convention in Atlanta.

On Saturday, July 15, 2016, the BMANA (Bangladesh Medical Association of North America) invited DCI Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Ehsan Hoque to address the 36th BMANA Convention as a guest speaker. Dr. Hoque’s presentation on DCI’s efforts for child rights and sight was well received. Many people in attendance expressed their support for the organization’s mission and were hopeful about the futures of many children. The organizers introduced Dr. Hoque as a "Hero". Dr.Hoque’s speech provided an account of how DCI is changing the lives of thousands of underprivileged children in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Nicaragua.

He 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 connecting some of U.S. youth with underprivileged children in developing countries, and providing lifelong benefits for US children who learn the value of volunteerism” said Dr. Hoque. Dr. Hoque made note of the fact that in keeping with the DCI motto of "Children Helping Children", he involves American youth in all activities and connects them with less fortunate & impoverished children in other countries. By participating in DCI's mission, young people learn the critical challenges faced by less fortunate children in the world and are called to service on their behalf, ultimately growing into responsible global citizens and future leaders. DCI strives to create a platform and network for our Bangladeshi American born youths' future leadership and success." He also commented, "Since its inception, DCI has worked closely with BMANA. Many members of BMANA and their families have been actively involved in DCI's mission as sponsors, donors, volunteers (especially youth volunteers) and leaders. DCI could not have achieved so much without their support and involvement. DCI is grateful to BMANA and all their members for their continued support to DCI's mission" To learn more about DCI, please visit: www.distressedchildren.org