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.
These two sisters from the village of Koya, near Jayapura, do not have luck on their side. Their father and mother died of AIDS. An uncle and aunt took care of them.
Melani was born and raised in Jayapura. Because her father is a fisherman, his income varies from month to month. That is why Melani applied for Hapin's scholarship program. Currently she studies Management at the Negeri Yapis Papua in Jayapura.
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.
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.