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1809, 2017

DAYA Center: Educating Future Agents of Change

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DAYA Center is a rebranding of Dompet Dhuafa USA's education program: HOLA (House of Learning). DAYA Center stands for Development and Advancement for Youth in Action Center but the word DAYA also has a deeper meaning in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). According to the Official Indonesian Dictionary published by Republic of Indonesia, DAYA means (1) an ability to do something or [...]

1809, 2017

Sending Aid to Rohingya Refugees with Dignity

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"The Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are desperately need our help. Our humanitarian aid teams will try our best to send relief as fast as we can. I'm very proud of you (Indonesian humanitarian organizations), who hold on your professionalism even at this tough situation," says Mrs. Rina Soemarno, Republic of Indonesian's Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh in Dhaka. [...]

3108, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Temporary Shelter at Rockport, Texas

By | August 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|0 Comments

Although the heavy rain that came with Hurricane Harvey is over, parts of Texas still remains flooded with shelters being strained to it's limits. Rockport, Texas is a town of 10,000 people where most of the homes sustained significant damaged and where parts of city has been wiped out. You can find more images of the aftermath of Rockport on [...]

1310, 2014

Donna Backues, Batik, and Indonesian-American Children

By | October 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Photo courtesy: Donna Backues (Thumblr) Preserving cultural heritage among future generations of immigrants in this multicultural country can be very challenging. Cultural heritage provides a connection between the descendants and their parents' or grandparents' homeland. One of the unique aspects of the Indonesian cultural heritage is Batik. What is Batik? It is originated from the Javanese word 'tik' which means [...]

908, 2014

Zakat and Cross-Cultural Solidarity Bounding

By | August 9th, 2014|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

"We are very grateful and appreciative to the Indonesian Muslims and other Muslim communities who have helped our community," said Meh Sha Lin whose Islamic name is Muhammad Saleem. Saleem is one of the young community leaders of Rohingya for Philadelphia and New Jersey. His community, with currently around 25 families, is still growing in number. These Rohingya families, minorities [...]

2304, 2014

The Land of Fraternity: Indonesian- and Rohingya-American Children Brotherhood

By | April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

What would happen if Indonesian-American and Rohingya-American children were tied in a brotherhood gathering event? Surely, they would enjoy the event. Both the Indonesian and Rohingya children will attend the brotherhood gathering conducted by Dompet Dhuafa USA (DD USA) and Siti Chafsah Islamic Education Circle. Mrs. Chafsah is a muslimah religious leader who educates Indonesian children in D.C., Maryland, and [...]