Dompet Dhuafa Invites the People of the Thousand Islands to Be Neat

JAKARTA — At the pre-launching event of the Rumah Lestari program, Dompet Dhuafa and Yayasan Rumah Literasi Hijau held a Gemar Rapi Seminar for the people of Kelapa Island, Thousand Islands, Jakarta, on Tuesday (24/1/2023). As the speaker, Dompet Dhuafa presented one of the co-founders of Gemar Rapi, namely Aang Hudaya.

More than 30 housewives from Kelapa Island Village participating in the Rumah Lestari program attended this seminar. This is one of the Free Health Service Healthy Area or Kawasan Sehat Layanan Kesehatan Cuma-cuma (LKC) programs offered by Dompet Dhuafa. 

According to Gemar Rapi’s tagline, “arranging the country from home and private,” Dompet Dhuafa seeks to create an orderly, consistent, orderly, clean, pleasant, ready-to-standby, and full of responsibility by beginning with arranging one’s own house.

Aang Hudaya explained the Gemar Rapi method.


The seminar participants are also beneficiaries of the Rumah Lestari program.   

Managing the community and realizing a Healthy Area must start from the smallest scope, family or home. This is what Aang Hudaya explained to the seminar participants. Meanwhile, creating a neat and healthy home starts with arranging your mindset, lifestyle, and habits. That way, if this small scope has been neatly arranged, eating will be easier to realize bigger things.

“Think globally, act locally,” Aang advised. The thinking must be broad, and the goals must be lofty, but the realization must begin on the smallest scale before progressing to the greater.

According to Aang, the Gemar Rapi method was born based on the richness of Indonesian culture and the uniqueness of each individual. This method considers various aspects, such as a spiritual approach, mindset and habit formation, individual potential, health, safety, and environmental friendliness. In the process of improving, Gemar Rapi has four RASA principles: Neat and Orderly, Safe and Comfortable, Healthy and Clean, and Natural and Sustainable.

Mahariah Sandri describes ecobricks, making dish soap from used cooking oil, and hydroponics.


Hasanah (52), one of the beneficiaries, carried home a set of Rumah Lestari program equipment to be put in her home.

Meanwhile, Gemar Rapi devised the 8R/8i approach in dealing with leftover items, which was thought to be more appropriate for Indonesian conditions. According to Aang Hudaya, the 8R/8i concept stands for refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, rehome, repurpose, replant, and rot.

In addition to Gemar Rapi, the Chairman of the Rumah Lestari Hijau Foundation, Mahariah Sandri, also filled in the material. Mahariah explained eco-bricks, making dish soap from used cooking oil, and hydroponics to the beneficiary participants of the Rumah Lestari program.

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One of the beneficiary participants Hasanah (52) from RW 02 Kelurahan Pulau Kelapa expressed her delight at being able to attend this seminar and event. She hopes that after finishing the complete Rumah Lestari program series, she can pass on her expertise to other residents. (Dompet Dhuafa/Muthohar)