Journey for Child Rights & Sight Ziaul Mannan, Director, Journey for Child Rights and Sight (JCRS) Presented at DCI Benefit Concert, Sept 29th, 2012 Harkness Auditorium, Yale University Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) www.distressedchildren.org
The Journey for Child Rights &Sight (JCRS)JCRS is a call to action for our youth and globalcommunity, intended to inspire support forunderprivileged children and humanity
Pictures of Past JCRS TEXASMARYLAND ATLANTAMASSACHUSETTS CALIFORNIA CHICAGO NEW YORK PHILADELPHIAATLANTA, GEORGIA
Goals1. To raise public awareness regarding child labor, childpoverty and preventable blindness issues2. To create a stronger network to fight against theexploitation of children, alleviate poverty and preventtreatable blindness.3. To involve local youth in giving back to humanity. All proceeds from these events benefit the underprivileged children that DCI serves.
Youth & DCIOne of the major goals of DCI is to connect our Americanchildren to underprivileged children.We do this by:1. encouraging children to be co-sponsors with parents or friends and2. involving youth in all our volunteer activities. 5
Youth co-sponsors with their sponsored children
Youth Volunteers of DCI Volunteers of CT Asahi TulipVolunteers of TX Nassrah LiraJon Brian Tuli Himika
How do youth volunteers benefit?•Broaden their global perspective, become more effective cross-culturalcommunicators•Develop crucial leadership/teambuilding skills•Gain valuable first-hand work experience and knowledge about thecharacteristics of non-profit organizations• Learn new skills•Enhance résumé•Receive volunteer credit hours, volunteer certificate, and letters ofrecommendation•Build self-esteem and self-confidence•Get personal satisfaction from making a real difference in someone’s life