We regularly receive reports about the educational situation in Papua. It is a sad picture. Hapin wants to help these students.
Last year, Tri Arisanti rang the bell at Hapin. Tri had recently returned to Jayapura, after working as a volunteer teacher for several years in Samenage (near Wamena).
Annet Bakker has always felt a connection with Papua and it's inhabitants. She is a loyal sponsor of the Hapin scholarship program.
Since autumn 2020, Nova (Hapin consultant) has been assisted by Irma Awoitauw. Nova focuses on the scholarship program and Irma supervises the projects.
More than 5,000 refugees live in and around the city of Wamena in Papua. They fled from the Nduga region after the Indonesian army destroyed their villages. Hapin decided to finance a third and final medical mission, that was carried out last November.
"At the start of the pandemic, little or nothing happened. Until the students began to approach their teachers digitally."
As a young girl I already read books about missionaries in Papua. And two ladies who lived and worked in Papua regularly visited my neighbors. But at the time, I had no idea that I would ever end up on the island myself.
More than 20 people gathered in Utrecht for the first Education Day of The Young Papua Collective. Theme: the history and future of Papua.
Arinthum Brothers is concerned about the fate of the youth in Oksibil and has set up practical training courses.