85% of our total operating expenses fund programs for children. So the majority of your dollars go toward exactly what you intended - supporting children in poverty.
I am having a great time working and collecting data in DCI’s Clinic for the Underprivileged. I really appreciate DCI’s hospitality. Also, I recently visited some DCI-supported orphanages, and I was truly moved by the changes the services offered by DCI are making in these children’s lives. I am so lucky to have been able to work there as a volunteer. –Saika Belal Nitol DCI Youth Volunteer
It was a very eye opening experience. I grew up outside of Bangladesh and wanted to be aware of the condition of the poor in Bangladesh and what we can do to make their lives better. DCI is doing an excellent job in helping the urban slum residents from several directions. This was a very heart warming experiences and I hope you continue to do this. Sharmin (Mouri) WA Jan 17, 2009
Dr. Shamsad Begum
Dr. Shamsad Begum Visited DCI Project in Bangladesh in June-July, 2007. She comments: As sponsor and one of the Advisers of DCI, I really wanted to visit Bangladesh to see DCI activities in Bangladesh. I am happy that I could make it. Now I realized that it was necessary for me to see with my own eyes what we are doing for these distressed children and their families. In my case, after my visit, I have made a commitment to establish an outdoor health clinic in Chittagong, Bangladesh through DCI. I want to devote myself more to this worthy cause. –Dr. Shamsad Begum Adviser, DCI West Palm Beach, FL
Dr. Afia Zaman
It was my great pleasure to work in DCI’s clinic for slum residents and see poor patients. I am really grateful that Dr. Ehsanul Hoque gave me this opportunity. I noticed that many poor patients come here every day. Despite being very busy all the time, the poor patients are treated with respect/ dignity. It’s obvious DCI is trying very hard to give as much as possible. I am very happy that DCI can do this free of cost to the patients and with free supply of medicine. I did not have an opportunity to practice medicine in my country. DCI gave me that chance. Thank you every one of you for treating me with respect and kindness. I am sure in future we will meet again. Thanks again. –Dr. Afia Zaman, NY March 24, 2009.
Seeing the extent of the poverty in Bangladesh over the years, particularly among children, has been painful. But on my most recent trip there things were different. For the first time I saw the flame of hope and happiness in the bright faces of the many children DCI has helped. Having the opportunity to work in such a caring environment where children receive access to health care and education makes one feel that there is hope for the future of the world. –Maliha Ahmed DCI Youth Volunteer, PA