Nasima Akhter Joly Message

nasima-jolyBangladesh has made commendable progress in poverty and education programs since national independence. But despite improvement, Bangladesh still faces formidable obstacles in its path to the goals of education and reducing poverty. The shortage of educational institutes and skilled teachers, health programs, and protection of basic rights have been recognized as major impediments to improving the quality of services.

We are very pleased with the close collaboration between various organizations and our country over the past years, focusing on the development of underprivileged children. I would like to congratulate Dr. Hoque, the Executive Director of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), for the latest achievements and advances of his organization. We should all acknowledge and congratulate because over the last couple of years, DCI introduced in Bangladesh many different programs for underprivileged children. They created opportunity for these children’s development by providing them basic life necessities, and are also providing education opportunities, medical support, and family support. Most impressive, DCI is involving youths and thus making its vision live on. Many youths are coming to work here from the USA, and thus DCI is creating opportunity for the youths of America to work for the underprivileged children and allow them to understand the dire conditions faced by millions.

We look forward to maintaining our close relationship with Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) in the future. I wish DCI all the success in its objectives and believe strongly that DCI will soon establish itself as a center of excellence in developing underprivileged children.

Nasima Akhter Joly
Deputy Director, The Hunger Project, Bangladesh