From the analysis of Papuan development Hapin concludes that good education in all its forms is crucial. In development terms it is called capacity building. Formal education is the responsibility of government. Therefore we do not finance any form of formal education.

What we aspire to is helping people gain access to education. Hapin runs a study grant programme that enables access to higher education. We also support initiatives that improve the functioning of primary education in the interior and take away obstacles to access. Improving access to education also includes the efforts of civil society organisations who lobby for increasing budgets for education.

Hapin likes to support initiatives that improve educational practices and methods. There is consensus about the fact that vocational education should be stimulated. Indonesia modernizes its school system and didactical methods, but in remote districts many teachers still teach as they have been doing for years.

Finally, Hapin supports non formal education directly organized by civil society. This can range from a special human rights course for candidate lawyers to on the spot agricultural training. The latter example shows that capacity building is often part of projects in other fields.