Scholarship for three talented Asmat-artists

Meet Gori, Gerad and Safer. Three students who are studying arts at ISBI in Jayapura. They stay in an asrama (student house) in Sentani. Their specializations are inspired by their origins: the Asmat region. And we are happy with that! Because this way, Hapin can also contribute to the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage of the Papuans.

€2.300,00

€1.340,00

€960,00

42%

 
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Meet Gori, Gerad and Safer. Three students who are studying arts at ISBI in Jayapura. They stay in an asrama (student house) in Sentani. Their specializations are inspired by their origins: the Asmat region. And we are happy with that! Because this way, Hapin can also contribute to the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage of the Papuans.

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Safer | Hapin scholarships

Gregory Asinawor

Or simply Gori, is seen as the tribe’s elder by his fellow students in the asrama. Nova, scholarship coordinator, describes him as honest, hard-working and humble. Gori is currently in his last year and specializes in wood carving. Despite losing his parents at a young age, Gori has always managed to pay for college. Unfortunately, since COVID-19 he got into financial difficulties because it became impossible to find a side job. It goes without saying that we help Gori financially to reach the finish line. So that the public can enjoy his unique art objects that depict the beautiful stories of the Asmat tradition.

Geradus Pisa

Gerad specializes in painting. Although Gerad’s family does not have enough resources to pay for his education, he has made it so far thanks to donations from his grandmother and friends. These donations are insufficient to pay for his meals and housing. Hapin has therefore decided to grant Gerad a scholarship. Gerad believes that the art objects of current artists have too little affinity with the tradition of the Asmat region. That is why he has devoted himself to collecting various painting motifs. This way, the rich cultural heritage remains available for future generations.

Saferius Jonep

Safer was born in Atat, a small village in the Asmat region. For his internship, Safer would like to return to his village to research the use of the tifa in daily activities. For example the harvesting of food. He will also study the meaning of the wood carvings on the tifa. In addition to a scholarship, Safer receives a contribution from Hapin to make this trip to Atat.

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