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50 years Papua in our hearts

Hapin's anniversary year is in full swing. We seize this opportunity to bring out personal stories of those who care about Papua. With the aim of putting the spotlight on Papua's heritage rather than Hapin

2022-08-16T15:14:23+02:0016 August 2022|News|

Hapin and Rotaryclub Amsterdam-Sloterdijk join forces

RC Amsterdam-Sloterdijk will enter into a partnership with Hapin in 2022. The choice to support the Papuans is an obvious one here. One of the club members has roots in Papua herself. But the other members also feel involved with the population of the former Dutch New Guinea.

2021-11-04T14:56:05+02:004 November 2021|News|

COVID-19: Papua in lockdown

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.

2021-08-24T17:13:22+02:0024 August 2021|News|

Sewing class for Asmat-mothers: meet Ursula

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.

2021-09-09T14:53:01+02:0015 July 2021|News|

Sewing class for Asmat-mothers: meet Maria

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.

2021-09-09T14:52:33+02:0015 July 2021|News|

Sewing class for Asmat-mothers: meet mama Yosefa

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.

2021-09-09T14:54:02+02:0015 July 2021|News|

Sewing class for Asmat-mothers: meet Tedora

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.

2021-09-09T14:54:13+02:0015 July 2021|News|

Sewing class for Asmat-mothers: meet mama Katarina

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.

2021-09-09T14:54:23+02:0015 July 2021|News|

The Papuans deserve respect

Annet Bakker has always felt a connection with Papua and it's inhabitants. She is a loyal sponsor of the Hapin scholarship program.

2021-04-29T13:50:41+02:0029 April 2021|News|

Third medical mission to Nduga refugees

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.

2020-12-10T16:30:42+02:0010 December 2020|News|

Papuan youth united in the Netherlands

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.

2020-12-10T16:34:35+02:0024 September 2020|News|

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.

2021-09-09T14:48:09+02:0024 September 2020|News|
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