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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 for descendants to their parents' or grandparents' homeland. One of the unique Indonesian cultural heritage is Batik. What is Batik? It is from the Javanese word 'tik' which means 'to make a dot'. Batik [...]

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," exclaimed Meh Sha Lin whose Islamic's name is Muhammad Saleem. Saleem is one of the young community leader of Rohingya for Philadelphia and New Jersey. His community, currently around 25 families, is still growing in number. These Rohingya families, minorities in [...]

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 be enjoy the event. Both of Indonesian and Rohingya children will attend to 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 DC, Maryland, [...]

3003, 2014

A Letter from the Central Africa Republic

By | March 30th, 2014|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Kentzou, March 25 2014 Viola! Finally my team and I arrived in a small village named Kentzou. It is located in the central of Cameroon's tropical rain-forest which is at the borderline between Cameroon and Central Africa Repubic (CAR). "It's only about 5 kilometers to the borderline," says Hassan Mousa, our local guide. Kentzou is very close to Bangui, the [...]

1903, 2014

Sumayyah Jones and The Beauty of Sharing

By | March 19th, 2014|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

A happy life would be reached by giving happiness to others. Giving happiness is not about donate funds or golds. Donating our competencies and time may be very beneficial for the needy people or someone else. As a high school student, Summayah Jones a.k.a. Maya, does in House of Learning-Dompet Dhuafa USA. She donates her time and teaching skills for [...]

1103, 2014

How Does A Tutoring Center Support Our Working Class Families?

By | March 11th, 2014|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA-Tutoring Center Program was opened by House of Learning-Dompet Dhuafa USA which is located at 634 Emily Street, Philadelphia, PA.  The program is intended to promote better education for children who come from working class families in Philadelphia. It is very hard for worker families to get affordable after school activities such as tutoring class for their children. "Both of [...]