Patuakhali Sun Child Community Receives an Adult Training & Recreation Center

adult_center1At DCI, we feel that once a child has been chosen for our Sun Child Sponsorship Program we have a moral obligation to do everything we can to promote and safeguard the child’s welfare. The Patuakhali District, one of DCI’s Sun Child Sponsorship project locations, was devastated by Cyclone Sidr in November, 2007. Because we already had infrastructure in place there, DCI was able to provide immediate relief and rehabilitation aid to the local community. DCI continued working rebuild damaged homes and schools as funding became available and is still continuing to do so.

Youth forum members attend a workshop on disaster management Youth forum members attend a workshop on disaster management Our construction of an Adult Training & Recreation Center was designed to restore normalcy to the lives of people in this community. A donation from Sylhet Sadar Than Association of NY and a contribution from DCI’s emergency fund were used to construct this center, which has been fully operational since December of 2008. The local DCI project manager is creating small groups among the local high school & college students. DCI plans to arrange different information sessions, workshop and vocational training opportunities in this center, in addition to arranging entertainment for the youth and elderly of the community. The appropriately selected topic of “Disaster Management” was the center’s first workshop, which took place in December of 2008.