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ISNA Covention 2018

Over Labor Day weekend, our Executive Director Cut Zurnita (Nita) attended the 55th Annual ISNA Convention in Houston, Texas. ISNA stands for the Islamic Society of North America and is the largest gathering of Muslim-Americans to discuss their role in society, politics, public media, activism and education institutions, etc. First, she went to Masjid Istiqal [...]

By |2018-09-18T16:37:04+00:00September 18th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Immigrant Workers’ Rights Workshop with PhilaPOSH

What do you have to do when your workplace is unsafe? What do you do if you become sick due to your daily activities at work? Not many immigrant workers know what they have to do if they have issues with their jobs or workplaces. DAYA Center-Dompet Dhuafa USA hosted PhilaPOSH who provides education for [...]

By |2018-05-08T07:47:54+00:00April 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

PSSA Tryouts: Preparing Students’ Confidence and Readiness for the State-Wide Exam

Rio Tan is very optimistic now. He just finished his PSSA Tryouts at DAYA Center. “He is not nervous anymore after seeing the tryouts’ results” says Rio’s mother. Rio is one of the 750,000 students in Pennsylvania who will take the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment). The state-wide examination seeks to assess students, teachers [...]

By |2018-04-24T04:41:02+00:00April 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Intercultural Dialogue with Fairfield University’s Students

On Thursday, March 15th, students from Fairfield University, Connecticut, visited our DAYA Center in South Philadelphia.  They met our English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) adult learners. The students participated in an Alternative Spring Break program provided by their University and stayed at the Aquinas Center for the week. During the week,  the students [...]

By |2018-03-28T17:37:11+00:00March 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Yance, Tapioca, and Instant Ramen Noodle: A Story of Children Starvation in the Land of Gold

On that day, Rosita Rivai had an opportunity to eat lunch at Yance's small house. Yance is a native Asmat, Papua. Along with Yance's children, Yustina and Miranti, Rosita was eating the family's daily menu: tapioca pudding and instant ramen noodle. The menu surprised Rosita, a volunteer doctor who was deployed to Asmat. Her main [...]

By |2018-02-20T23:17:01+00:00February 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Intergenerational Angklung (Bamboo Music Instrument) Class

In Spring 2018, DAYA Center is launching our first inter-generational Angklung Class. Angklung is a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of bamboo. The class will be held on Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm. The Spring semester begins March 8th- all musical levels welcomed. The Angklung Class will be taught by Dawn Werme Pratson. Dawn was the founding [...]

By |2018-02-20T23:17:58+00:00February 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Islamic Saturday School at DAYA Center Was Split Due To High Number of Students

Our first day of Islamic Saturday School at DAYA Center was very excited. The diverse muslim communities in South Philadelphia were very enthusiastic to enroll their children this semester. "I was looking for Islamic School like this in South Philly and I found this place. Thank you for doing this great work," said Sarah, a [...]

By |2018-02-20T23:18:41+00:00February 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Orientation for College Access Program at DAYA Center

Our DAYA Center launched its second batch of College Access Program today. Last year the program was successfully accompanying high school students to choose majors and enroll colleges. This year the program is designed for 11 and 12 graders. While the curriculum for 11 graders focuses on how to select major and enroll to some [...]

By |2018-02-20T23:19:16+00:00January 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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+00:00November 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+00:00November 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments