Last year, Edoardo Mote, alumnus of our scholarship program, knocked on Hapin’s door. His wish was to have patterns by starting designer Norbertus printed on batik fabric. By subsequently selling these fabrics, money could be raised for various development projects in deprived areas of Merauke. And so it happened: Hapin helped with a start-up capital and Edo enthusiastically started to work on the sales department. However, this didn’t go without any struggles. Corona sometimes made sales impossible and orders were few. Still, Edo didn’t give up. With the necessary lobbying, he managed to land an assignment for making uniforms for a large organization. He also opened an additional point of sale in the capital Jayapura. Despite the fact that the project is not yet self-sufficient, great steps have been made. Edo learns the tricks of the trade every day and we are proud of his progress and motivation.

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Your own batik fabric in the shops: career Norbertus off to a flying start

Nobertus (28) originally from the Yaqhai tribe, spent most of his life in the inland of Papua. To study law, he moved to Merauke, the second largest city on the island. Norbertus does not immediately feel in place in Merauke. The transition from the kampong to the city is intense and Norbertus is quite introverted by nature. Several teachers and supervisors interpret his silence as disinterest. Until one evening, when Norbertus brings a small piece of carved wood to the entrepreneur course. Everyone is amazed by his craftsmanship. He receives a sketchbook and pencils from his supervisors. From that moment on Norbertus does nothing but design patterns.

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Sewing class for Asmat mothers

Edo Mote is no stranger to Hapin. In the past he received a scholarship and since then we have been supporting Edo with various projects for the Asmat community in Merauke. This year Edo keeps busy: he recently set up a sewing class for Asmat mothers. Hapin has been asked to help with the purchase of sewing machines and other course costs. During 6 months, 8-10 women will learn how to make products that can be marketed. So that the participants generate income for their family, relatives or village.

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BREAKING THE POVERTY CIRCLE OF THE ASMAT IN MERAUKE

About 8,000 people from the Asmat-tribe live in Merauke (South Papua). They moved from small villages in the Asmat region to the city, looking for work and a better life. Unfortunately, they often end up in deprived areas of Merauke due to lack of land and education.

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Kombai tribe in inland Papua

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. He maps out the problem and advises the public administration to involve the local population in this. Edo visited the Upper Digul area in January and February of this year. Mote received a contribution from Hapin for his studies and research.

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Student – Edo Mote

The Hapin scholarship program usually focuses on students in the first phase of their studies, the bachelor phase. Yet sometimes there are special requests and we deviate from this rule.

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