Aliene Bruinink was born in 1967 in Kouh, in the inlands of Papua. This year she decided on her birthday that she wanted to give something back to the Papuans. Instead of birthday gifts, she asked her family and friends to donate to Hapin. With good result!
Theo van den Broek (74), Hapin advisor and civil society consultant in Papua, lives and works in Jayapura. He tells firsthand how COVID-19 is currently spreading.
Ursula is the youngest in the sewing class. She has just completed her SMP (similar to junior high school). This story is part of a series that introduces you to six Asmat women who take a sewing class in Merauke.
Maria, now 20 years old, married at a young age. For many young girls, self-protection is an important reason to get engaged early. This story is part of a series that introduces you to six Asmat women who take a sewing class in Merauke.
Mama Kornelia is a cheerful and intelligent woman brings a lot of energy in the sewing class group. This story is part of a series that introduces you to six Asmat women who take a sewing class in Merauke.
Unfortunately, violence against women is a common problem in Papua. This has been the reason for mama Yosefa to leave the Asmaro neighborhood and live with her family further down the city. This story is part of a series that introduces you to six Asmat women who take a sewing class in Merauke.
Tedora is a young and energetic woman. She and her husband are the community's pioneers in money management. This story is part of a series that introduces you to six Asmat women who take a sewing class in Merauke.
Mama Katarina is the oldest woman in the sewing class. She is part of the first generation of Asmatters who moved to Merauke in the ‘80s. This story is part of a series that introduces you to six Asmat women who take a sewing class in Merauke.
We regularly receive reports about the educational situation in Papua. It is a sad picture. Hapin wants to help these students.
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.
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.