Yosef Levi works as a researcher for a journalist community in Jayapura. He combines his anthropological knowledge with his interest in the world of video and film. Hapin financed the purchase of a new camera including a sound recorder. In return, Yosef records several of Hapin's projects on video.
The Albert Fiharsono Institute in Merauke put together a book full of anecdotes, stories and advice from teachers from all over Papua, based on their own experiences. This collection of essays brings forward fresh ideas to bring back the joy of learning to students.
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.
To this day, men have an important position in the Papuan culture. Socially, economically and politically they have a lot of authority, which unfortunately sometimes leads to violence against and a disadvantaged position for women. Rode Wanimbo, head of the Women Department of the GIDI churches, saw from an early age how poorly women are sometimes treated. And how this can lead to a deep-rooted feeling of inferiority. That is why Rode is committed to programs that help to strengthen the self-confidence and self-esteem of Papuan women.
This is Yuvita Kogoya, 27 years old. She has been living in Efesus refugee camp near Sentani for over a year. In March of last year, her village was wiped out in a landslide.
Welly Manufandu is no stranger to Hapin. As a competent travel guide, she has guided dozens of foreign tourists to the most beautiful places in Papua in recent years, but has also introduced them to the world of Papuans in remote mountain villages.
Albertus Vembrianto (Vembri) from Timika Papua is a photographer and a storyteller. That combination makes it so special. His photos are a message he sends out to the world: "Look closely in the eyes of these people and see what is happening in Papua."
The province of Oksibil, high in the Star Mountains, is difficult to reach. Twenty years ago, hundreds of Papuans fled from this area to neighboring Papua New Guinea because of the violent actions of the Indonesian army.
The Kampongs Amai, Tablasapu, and Yepase in Depapre district finally received what they had urgently asked Hapin for. All villages received water filters and solar energy lamps, which means clean (drinking) water, electricity and light!
The organizations Bunga Papua and Geropa have taken interest in the fate of the Kokodas. They submitted an project proposal to Hapin for the purchase of modern water purification filters.
Place: Jayapura Year: 2018 Papuan women have a great sense [...]
In 2013, we introduce you to Grant Gesture, an online fundraising platform that makes it possible to sponsor and monitor an individual student. With the knowledge they gain, they not only want to realize their own dreams, but also that of Papua.
Sponsor of Hapin, Iko Zijlstra, recently pointed us to a cocoa project in Aimbe. The cocoa cooperative, led by Derek Wanyambe, suffers for years from a poor harvest. The plants had a survival rate of up to five years, the yield and the quality of the bean was low and the plant was not resistant to disease.
More and more international companies are investing in Papua. Therefore knowledge of English is very important, more so in the future. The courses offered in the capital Jayapura are aimed at young adults. A child's brain however picks up a foreign languages much easier.
Mama Salomina Arompauw (57) is originally from Biak. She has 4 children. To help his husband, who is a farmer as well fisherman, she moved to Jayapura all by herself a year ago to make extra income. She decided to sell hot coffee and tea with noodles in the Pasar MamaMama.
In many ways Papuans are unlike other Indonesians, whereas they are equal before law. It is the responsibility of the Indonesian government to protect minorities and to ensure that every citizen has equal rights. If or when authorities fail to ensure human rights, the work of local NGO's are of utmost importance.
A group of concerned teachers from the village Yetti asked Hapin to contribute to a learn-work project. They see their environment change. All around them are large areas of wasteland, palm oil plantations are expanding and the local population is becoming marginalized. With the help of the learn-work project that focuses on stock breeding, the Papuans want to become economically independent.
Year: 2011 Legal Aid Institute (LBH) Papua in cooperation with [...]
Twenty students grew up on the island Kimaam (Frederik Hendrik Island), but are studying in Merauke. Dutch veterans have finances their house. This project provides the students with their own income by cultivating vegetables and keeping chickens.
With the new peelers growing rice in Papua becomes more easy. The farmers can now hul the rice with a machine. That saves a lot of time and money. Transportation and outsourcing the peeling process pressed their profits. Hapin provided a grant for the purchase of the peeler.