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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: Delivers financial resources, medical facilities, education and orphan support to distressed and underprivileged children in bangladesh, india, nepal and nicaragua.

Programs: Sun child sponsorship program is designed to give underprivileged children in bangladesh the opportunity to become independent and productive citizens by reducing school dropout rates, providing quality education and healthcare, and protecting and promoting child rights. The scs program operates through contributions from american sponsors of 180 per year.

the purpose of health for underprivileged program is to provide health care and medicine to the residents of slum areas of dhaka, bangladesh. The program currently has one active health clinic, which provides care to thousands of patients. Dci social workers and volunteers conduct health surveys in slum areas and identify patients in need of care, with emphasis on maternal health.

the orphan support program provides basic necessities such as food and shelter as well as education, healthcare, and training services to orphans. Dci provides support to existing government-run orphanages in bangladesh. It also provides sole funding, direction and control for the sun child home orphanage in dhaka, bangladesh, which provides complete support to 30 orphan girls.

the purpose of dci's blindness prevention program is to prevent and treat preventable vision loss among underprivileged populations in bangladesh, india, and nepal. Eye clinics are organized in remote areas and surgery provided for those in need. The child rights awareness campaign raises awareness of the needs of underprivileged children and helps find creative solutions. Dci organizes an international conference on child rights & sight every two years at yale university, as well as arranges presentations at school, business institutions, events and gatherings. Dci also arranges child rights benefit concerts and shows with the help of youth volunteers. These shows are interspersed with short presentatoons on the state of children around the world and what can be done to improve their lives. Dci's youth leadership program prepares american youth to be compassionate leaders of tomorrow and help build a better world for children. Dci strives to create an open dialogue among all cultures, income levels, and educational levels by motivating our youth to reach out to others through sponsorship and volunteerism. Youth assist dci in all its activities and are also encouraged to establish local dci chapters.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I volunteered for DCI in the summer of 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. There, I had the opportunity to meet and teach basic English to the wonderful little girls who live in DCI's Sun Child Homes Orphanage. My experience working with them and other volunteers was rewarding, challenging, and ultimately, very humbling. Beyond interacting with the girls, I was also able to take a tour of DCI's free clinic in the Muhammadpor slum, and learn about the positive impact its operations are having on the community. Now, back in the states, I have the privilege of continuing to volunteer for DCI remotely, and contribute to its programs through various research projects. Not only is DCI great in its mission to serve the underprivileged; it is also great in its volunteer program, which truly allows you to do meaningful work, whether it is on-site or half way across the globe.

Dr. Questad


Rating: 5

I will be spending my second summer in Dhaka volunteering at an orphanage funded and managed by DCI. The entire program has quality throughout. The orphanage is located in the slum but safely ensconced on the top (6th) floor of an apartment building. The little girls attend school 11 months a year and have a home tutor. They receive dance lessons, their form of PE, and instruction in Islam from paid teachers who come to the orphanage. The children are governed by Rojina Akter, a college graduate in economics who lives with them. She sets up a healthy 4-meal-a-day nutrition system and involves the girls in a system of helping out with orphanage maintenance. When there I live at this very clean, well-run orphanage where the children are delightfully happy.

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 5

WWW.Distressedchildren.org helps the underpriveliged children of Bangladesh. By sponsering a child from DCI the child can have education and better health care. The doctors from USA goes t o Bangladesh and volunteers to help the children. DCI beliefs in Child Rights. I would urge people to donate to DCI so they can help the underpriveliged children to have better life.