"If you have a relentless desire to achieve your goals, anything is possible and nothing can stop you: not even a serious physical disability."
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
It has been a great honor for me to be a part of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) since its founding by Dr. Ehsan Hoque in 2003. Under Dr. Hoque's extraordinary leadership, DCI is achieving miracles through partnerships and collaborations with many other organizations and individuals. I am inspired and motivated by the work that DCI does, and by Dr. Hoque because of his infinite dedication to help those in need and his enduring love for the people and country of Bangladesh.
President, DCI & Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University
It is a great pleasure and a special honor to have known Dr. Ehsan Hoque for more than 20 years. Through his passion and tireless devotion, he has helped provide healthcare and education for thousands of children and prevented thousands more from suffering from the ravages of child labor. Dr. Hoque is a motivator, a national and international role model, a remarkable father, physician, and human rights activist and a person of great integrity. He is an inspiration to me and continues to prove his resilience and his drive by moving DCI forward and creating incredible, positive change in the world.
United States Senator (D-CT)
I applaud the efforts and leadership of Dr. Ehsan Hoque of Distressed Children & Infants International for his long-standing commitment to improving the lives of children worldwide, including his unwavering effort to ensure that all is being done to protect and promote child vision and eye health. I am proud to support Dr. Hoque’s critical mission, and look forward to following and supporting their important cause.
Actress & Goodwill Ambassador, DCI
As Goodwill Ambassador of DCI, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Ehsan Hoque over the past decade. Through his extraordinary dedication and hard work, DCI has been able to establish a stable and transparent support system, and is helping thousands of children and their families in Bangladesh. Dr. Hoque is a man of highest integrity, who selflessly gives his time and effort to helping others more than any other person I have ever known. As Goodwill Ambassador for DCI, I am extremely proud of Dr. Hoque’s achievements and privileged to be a part of his endeavors.
President, Yale University
As Yale's President, I am proud of DCI's inception at the University nearly two decades ago and the significant forum it has established for advancing the cause of child rights. DCI's Conference on Child Rights & Sight has become one of the most successful international conferences in Connecticut, positioning Yale University as a central location in a global campaign for the defense of children. The partnership between DCI and Yale is built on shared values and has proven to be deeply and reciprocally fruitful. I highly appreciate the leadership of Dr. Ehsan Hoque who made all this possible. He is an excellent leader whom we all are proud to have the opportunity to work with.
Singer & DCI Goodwill Ambassador
As Goodwill Ambassador of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), I have had the great honor of getting to know Dr. Ehsan Hoque over the years. I have traveled all over the world with him and am always amazed to see the vast network of people who love and respect him deeply for his integrity, passion and commitment to this humanitarian cause. Moreover, I have seen him work tirelessly, day and night, to make a change in even one more child’s life. His passion is contagious, and his organization is extraordinary.