Earlier this year Nova and Irma, Hapin consultants in Papua, visited an asrama (student house) in Jayapura. There witnessed a distressing situation: several Asmat students living here had great difficulty financing their studies. In order to be able to pay their tuition fees, they saved on their daily food, among other things. One of the students that Nova and Irma met here is Yeremias (Yeri) Dawu. Yeri was in big trouble at the time. Not only could he not pay the tuition fees for the new semester, he also had debts for previous years of study.