Sun Child Sponsorship Program



DCI’s flagship Sun Child Sponsorship Program utilizes a comprehensive poverty alleviation model that focuses on individual children while bringing lasting change on a community-wide scale. The program’s primary objective is to provide severely underprivileged children with the resources they need to stay in school instead of having to enter the labor force, and thereafter keeping them on track to become independent and productive citizens through educational and training opportunities. In addition, the program provides health care as well as family and community support in the form of small business development and adult education.

The Need

  • Bangladesh has a population of 154.7 million and is one of the world’s most densely populated countries.
  • 50% of the population lives below the poverty line, 36% on less than $1 a day.
  • 42% below the poverty line are less than 18 years old and 11% are less than 5.
  • The primary school dropout rate is 35%, with the primary reason being poverty and need to work.
  • Nearly 5 million children between the ages of 5 and 15 are employed, most receiving little or no pay.
  • 450,000 children live on the streets in Bangladesh.
  • Widening income gaps give rise to trafficking and commercial exploitation of children.

Our Impact

  • 1500 Student getting one to one sponsorship support
  • 1114 Children got preprimary education through preschool up to 2018
  • 1442 Children received Primary School Certificate (PSC) (class five)
  • 731 Children received Junior Secondary School (JSC) (class eight)
  • 204 Children received Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
  • 33 Sun Children are getting support for Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • 27 schools under sponsorship support
  • 10726 students in supported schools are getting support for computer training, library, and inter school competition
  • 1292 Families have received income-generating activity support
  • 722 Youth volunteers have been trained
  • 240 Adolescent girls have been trained
  • 1292 families assisted with income generation.