My name is Julia Jouwe. A well-known name within the Papua community, my grandfather made sure of that. He designed the Morning Star and, together with Markus Kaisiepo, he was vice-chairman of the New Guinea Council.
Hapin supports the volunteer organization Gerakan Papua Mengajar (Movement for good education in Papua). This team of teachers takes care of street children and teaches them in a way that matches their own environment.
Papuan researcher Edo Mote (Merauke) recently obtained a Master in Cultural and Media studies and focuses on research into the transition from tradition to modern times among the Papuans in the deep interior of Papua.
A medical team consisting of doctors, nurses, trauma and emergency workers and youth workers has been in Wamena and surroundings from December 13 to 20. They visited places where refugees from Nduga stayed.
More than 8 years ago my grandmother – born and raised in Papua – took me for the first time to this special Indonesian island. Ever since this trip Papuans have had a special place in my heart. Not only because of their unique culture, but also because the position of the Papuans on the world stage and the lack of their voice in the media moves me.
The provincial government of Papua raised the alarms mid-March when it became clear that the corona virus had reached the island. People were requested to work from home, to keep a safe distance from each other and to wash hands frequently.
Mention the name of Dr. F.C. Kamma on Papua and many elderly people will show a happy face. The cultural [...]
The Port Numbay medical team is eager to help refugees in Nduga. In the spring of 2019, thousands [...]
Yohanes Mambrassar, a gynecologist in training, is completing his specialization at the University of Surakarta. Afterwards he wants to return to Papua.
Papuan parents entrust their children to teachers on the assumption that their education offers them perspective for the future.
Hapin supports young Papuans who have proven to be qualified to successfully complete a secondary or higher vocational education or university.
Starting from July 1st this year, Nova Seseray entered the service of Hapin as a consultant. She is responsible for the scholarship program and regularly visits the students personally to monitor the progress of their study and to keep up to date with their personal life
Are you an adventurer and do you like challenges? I would like to take you to the National Park [...]
Many Papuan women make a living on the market by selling fruit, fish, sago or nuts. This trade dominates their daily life. With support of Hapin-Papua Support Foundation, these women learn all kinds of entrepreneurial skills in a five-day course.
This year a 4 year schoolproject will start in the remote areas of West Papua, called Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE). This project will be operating under Hapin's framework but managed and monitored by Marlôt Fliers and Harold van Grinsven.
Hapin supports DANI WAH, a group of bee farmers/entrepreneurs from Hitigima, Wamena.
Papua is still undicovered land by tourist around the world. Culture and nature are pure and pristine.
The office of Hapin is closed during the christmas and new year holidays, 22nd of December until 9th of January.
On 14th en 15th of October our fieldpartner pt. Hapin gave a bookkeeping training to four staffmembers of a kiosk in Papua.
Yulius Degei born in Paniai, a remote area in the mountains of Papua, is studying to become a counselling teacher.
Saveria grew up in the Asmat, a region in the South op Papua. She decided to specialize in Criminal Law because she would like to be a Law Consultant.
Kana is doing her internship in the university’s hospital in east Jakarta. Kana will focus on neurological disorders.
In Papua soccer is immensely popular and Dutch football heroes such as Johan Cruyff and Rob Rensenbrink are still highly appreciated.
In February our team of fieldpartner, Pt. Hapin, visited the village of Yenbeser to assess a proposal from a group of teachers from Marthen Luther Pre-School in Raja Ampat.
Tiene, is a graduate student for Gender Studies at a university in Jakarta. Last April to May Tiene did her internship at the office of our fieldpartner in Papua, pt. Hapin.