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Donna Backues, Batik, and Indonesian-American Children

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 [...]

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

Zakat and Cross-Cultural Solidarity Bounding

"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. [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

A Letter from the Central Africa Republic

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 [...]

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

Sumayyah Jones and The Beauty of Sharing

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 [...]

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

How Does A Tutoring Center Support Our Working Class Families?

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 [...]

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

Mujibun Rahman: A Story of Transnational Rohingya Refugees

PHILADELPHIA- Now a twenty-six years old Mujibun Rahman is able to breathe freely again. His twenty-years-struggle to find a safe and comfortable place for him and his community is finished. Even though the condition is very different from his homecountry, Burma, but he had to adapt in the United States. UNHCR helped him and many [...]

By | March 9th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Tersalurkan! Bantuan Dompet Dhuafa USA Di Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA- Bertepatan dengan kunjungan Presiden Barrack Obama ke Moore, Oklahoma, Amerika Serikat, Dompet Dhuafa USA bersama organisasi Indonesian Diaspora di Amerika Serikat menyalurkan bantuan Indonesia Aid kepada korban Tornado EF5. Dompet Dhuafa beserta organisasi seperti Indonesian Diaspora Network (IDN), IDF, dan Indonesia Relief USA membagi-bagikan kebutuhan pengungsi korban, terutama untuk anak-anak mengingat banyaknya korban dari [...]

By | March 9th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Dompet Dhuafa House Of Learning in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA- Political turmoils in Muslim countries encourage huge number of Muslims flee from the countries. They become refugees and ask assylums to many countries, especially to the United States (US).  Since 1980's 1,8 millions refugees have settled on the US soil.  Mostly of them came from Sudan, Irak, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, and Rohingya. “Therefore one [...]

By | March 9th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments