Since West Papua became part of Indonesia in 1962, regularly waves of West Papuan refugees cross the border with PNG, coinciding with periods of increased oppression by Indonesian military forces.
Unfortunately there is not much solidarity for these refugees within the PNG government, or among the local population. Therefore, without education, the refugees remain marginalized in PNG society.
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. Education is a key ingredient for a better future, especially for these Papuan refugees.