“Ambassadors’ Dig” Builds Homes in Sentul, West Java

Ambassador Donovan Builds Homes in West Java with Habitat for Humanity (State Dept. / Erik Kurniawan)

On May 12, 2018, Ambassador Donovan joined ambassadors from eleven countries to build homes for disadvantaged families in Sentul, West Java. An annual program organized by organized by Habitat for Humanity, the “Ambassadors’ Dig” brings together chiefs of diplomatic missions in Indonesia to build homes for underserved communities. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Donovan said, “Volunteerism, or as you would say in Indonesia gotong royong, is a tradition treasured by both Americans and Indonesians alike. Habitat for Humanity in the United States and in Indonesia is a wonderful example of this shared value and of communities coming together to support one another.” He also added, “Today’s ‘Ambassadors’ Dig’ is all the more meaningful since Ramadan will begin in a few days which is a time of reflection, but also a time to give back to those less fortunate in one’s community as we are doing today.”