Stichting Hapin Nieuwsbrieven

Hapin has already been supporting students, small entrepreneurs and educational projects in Papua for 45 years. We concentrate on promoting the access to education, economic improvement in the position of families, groups and communities on a village level and strengthening the civil society. The assistance is of a small-scale nature.

An updated list of our projects can be found on the Dutch version of our website.



Sewing class for Asmat mothers

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.


Literacy course for and by women

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.



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.


Twenty thousand Papuans on the run in their own country – Hapin and Rajori join forces

As of late December 2018, more than twenty thousand Papuans have fled their residential areas in the Nduga area in Papua. This was ignited by the actions of the Indonesian army, which carried out a ruthless reprisal in the area, in response to the murder of nineteen workers on a connecting road by rebels from the so-called West Papua Liberation Army


Support for small-scale hydroponics and chicken farm in Sentani

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.


Learn and work

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.