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Daycare and lessons in Papua


Augustinus Kadepa, Alexander Giayai, Orgenes Ukago, Hendrikus Yeimo, Alfonsa Wayab, Cherly Hommers and Egrada Maurits have a heart for children.

Education Kokoda


The Kokoda is a community located in the south of the city of Sorong. The influx of migrants and the rapid developments in society have left the Kokodas in tribulation.

School for Ibelak


Elly Esema, alumni of Hapin / Grantgesture, has built a simple school building in Ibelak, a mountain village in the Baliem Valley.

New students on GrantGesture


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.



GrantGesture is an online fundraising platform for our scholarship program. Through the website it is possible to sponsor and monitor an individual student.

Learning by playing


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.

New school


Hapin will help to maintain the HBS SMAGabungan in Jayapura. 80 percent of all students on that school are Papuans. Unfortunately, the state of the building and the quality of education has been neglected for quite some time.

Lawyers in Papua


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.

Refugees in Papua New Guinea


Since 2008 Papua Support Foundation finances an educational project in Kiunga in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The educational programme is organized in cooperation with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Daru Kiunga.

Stiper Agricultural College


Stiper is an abbreviation for Sekolah Tingghi Ilmu Pertanian, or in English Agricutural College. This educational facility provides in four majors: agriculture, corporate economy, livestock, fishery and fish farming.

Muliama Elementary School


Muliama Elemetary School in Asologaima (Baliem Valley) is a bit of an odd one out. It maintains the rule of “education is there for the students and not the other way round.

Gender and Economy


In the villages Urumb, Waninggap and Matara a NGO called Yasanto gave a training on Gender and Economics. 120 people participated in the training.

Horticultural school Kimaam


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.

Curriculum in native language


Willem Wetipo is a passionate headmaster. He loves the children of his school and wants them to have a chance on a good future. His form education is child-centered and consistent with their own culture and experiences

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