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DAYA Center Introduced Angklung Musical Instrument at Eastern University

DAYA Center and an Indonesian Student Group at Eastern University introduced angklung, a traditional bamboo musical instrument, at the University's Multicultural Night. The angklung interactive session was very interactive and fun for the event attendees. The audience were asked to join the performance and play angklung together. "This is my first time watching and seeing [...]

By | 2017-11-21T22:10:26+00:00 November 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

DAYA Center is Now a Partner of The City of Philadelphia’s OAE

Dompet Dhuafa USA's DAYA Center established a partnership with The City of Philadelphia's Office of Adult Education (OAE). DAYA Center will be one of myPLACESM program partners that offers a one-stop for Adult Education and Career Preparation. As a myPLACESM site, DAYA Center will allow an adult learner to enroll in Adult Basic Education (ABE), [...]

By | 2017-11-21T21:28:47+00:00 November 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Integrating Young American Muslims in One Ummah

Saturday morning is always a happy day for Hafsah and her younger brother, Shabir. On that day, they meet their peers at an Islamic Saturday School in DAYA Center-Dompet Dhuafa USA. The school always reminds Hafsah of her childhood in Malaysia and her mom, who still lives in the country. Hafsah's father, a Burmese refugee [...]

By | 2017-11-02T14:16:38+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

ESOL Cafe: A New Life Starts with a Cup of Coffee

Can a cup of coffee changes one's life? Can an ESOL course bring new opportunities for a new immigrant? Yes, they can! This is the the third year of our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program. For many newcomers in the U.S., ESOL course can be a burden. They need to come at [...]

By | 2017-10-26T16:04:35+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Mexico Earthquake: Hermana Ana Silvia is Back on Her Feet

We first met Ana Silvia Hernandez de Altin a few weeks ago when Dompet Dhuafa USA went to Mexico to bring Indonesian Aid. The recent earthquake devastated hermana (sister) Ana Silvia's home. As she returned to her home, she found nothing except debris. Her cooking appliances that she uses to cook and sell cakes in [...]

By | 2017-10-26T15:37:16+00:00 October 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Central Mexico Earthquake, Dompet Dhuafa USA To Send Indonesian Aid

Picture: Luis Alberto Cruz/AP A 7.1 Richter scale earthquake hit 12 kilometers South West of Axochiapan, State of Morelos in Central Mexico on Tuesday, September 19, at 13:14 CT.  Government sources informed the death toll at 331 people, 1819 injured, hundreds still missing, and 11,000 homes damaged. The Mexican government is coordinating the [...]

By | 2017-10-26T15:30:54+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Bali Volcano Eruption, Dompet Dhuafa Deployed SAR Teams

More than 35,000 people have fled from surrounding areas of Agung Volcano in Indonesia famous tourist island, Bali. On Friday, the Center of Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) defined the status of the volcano as Level 3 because its "tremendeous increasing" in seismic activities. Disaster Management Center (DMC) Dompet Dhuafa deployed two Search and [...]

By | 2017-10-26T15:32:26+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

DAYA Center: Educating Future Agents of Change

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 [...]

By | 2017-10-25T23:25:48+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Sending Aid to Rohingya Refugees with Dignity

"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 [...]

By | 2017-10-25T23:24:57+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Hurricane Harvey Temporary Shelter at Rockport, Texas

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 [...]

By | 2017-09-18T15:48:56+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments