Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Thank the Dutch government

February 8, 2010

Papua is selected as one of five regions in Indonesia as the location of the renewable energy project.  The other provinces are covering North Sumatra, Central Java, Yogyakarta and West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

Thank  Casindo coordinator, Nico van der Linden who said that Papua with its special autonomy status should be able to develop its renewable energy potentials and formulate the regional energy policy while economizing energy measures.

Cenderawasih University has been chosen to implement a work program and make coordination with related parties, said Nico, who is also a researcher at the Netherlands Energy Research Center (ECN).

We will stop fighting, promise

January 12, 2010

Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel. Proverbs 20:3

Solomon asked, “Do you see yourself as an honorable man or a fool?” If you avoid strife and fighting then you are an honorable man. But if you like to quarrel about anything and everything then you are a fool. Do you remember that our kids at SD Inpres state elementary school in Kwamki Lama in Mimika, Papua have not been school.

While they had got problem, we were proud to fight with our family. As a father I am ashamed with my kid’s complaint “father, please stop your involvement in the conflict, we want to school now.” My kid reminds me Solomon message during our prayer at Church that the honorable thing for a man to do is avoid strife and quarreling, not engage in it. Thank Mimika Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Moh. Sagi for your effort to mediate in the dispute.

Scholarship are given to Sons and Daughters of Former OPM Leaders

September 25, 2008

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia through Depdiknas and Depag RI has given  the scholarship to the sons and daughters of  former leading figures of the National Liberation Army Free Papua Organization (OPM) lived in PNG through the program of repatriation.

Depdiknas Logo

Depdiknas Logo

In September 2008,  Depdiknas gives  the scholarship to 11 people spreading in various Universities such as Jakarta, Bandung, Malang, Jogjakarta and Surakarta .



Whereas, Depag has given 4 scholarships to study at State Islamic University of  Jogjakarta

Jangan Ganggu Kami

September 23, 2008

Jangan tembaki kami

Jangan buru kami

Jangan tangkap kami


Biarkan Bulu Indah warna-warni

Menghiasi Bumi Pertiwi

Banggalah dengan Kehadiran Kami si Burung Surga ini

Berhias Kuning, Hijau, dan Coklat

Menyelimuti Diri

Demikian juga dengan Dara Mahkota

Atau Mambruk kata Mereka

Berhias Biru, Putih dan Abu-abu

Bermahkota Setiap hari

Ingin Hidup Ribuan Tahun lagi


Jangan hanya puas tonton kami di Kebun Binatang

Selamatkan pula Kami di Papua tempat kami berasal

Jikalau engkau membunuhku

Tentu Anak-anakmu tak akan melihatku Lagi

Selain hanya di Kertas dan Movie


Kamipun ingin hidup seperti dirimu

Terbang Bebas di Alam Hijau Indonesia Ini


Cegahlah kami dari Kepunahan

Lindungi Kami dari Kejahatan

Biarkan Anak-cucumu Senantiasa Bersama Kita

Turut Amankan Kami dari Gangguan


Hingga Terus Terbang Bebas Menghiasi Langit

Menikmati Keindahan Alam Indonesia Kita

Sepanjang Masa

Peaceful Message from a Papuan Brilliant Artist.

September 23, 2008

Peace Dancing by Yenno

Peace Dancing by Yenno

Franky Yenno is a Papuan artist living in Manokwari. His concern on peaceful society has been delivered through his art such ac carving.  His artwork is to remind Papuan people who coming from hundred of tribes to promote peace in order to develop Papua  land and to live side by side with other Indonesians equally. One of his art carving said  that Hukum Adat or customary law is a means to be used to reach  peace agreement.


After agreement, they  celebrate it in a number of rituals such as Barapen (meaning Bakar Batu – burning stone) ceremony and Peace Dancing.  After getting war, they could dance together hand in hand as brothers and sisters.



Peggy Melati Sukma’ Visit to Papua

August 15, 2008
Peggy Melati Sukma (NovaDoc)

Peggy Melati Sukma (NovaDoc)

Peggy Melati Sukma terpilih menjadi Presiden Tingkat Dunia untuk Organisasi Kesenian anak Dunia. Istri dari Sdr. Wisnu Candra ini memang tepat menjabat posisi itu, sebab ia memang memiliki kecintaan kepada anak-anak. Hal yang patut menjadi perhatian kami adalah upayanya menyempatkan kunjungan ke Papua untuk berbincang-bincang dengan wakil rakyat Papua, setelah pergi ke luar negeri Rusia. Dan juga kesediaannya mengobankan karirnya di dunia film untuk mengurus tugas mulia tersebut. Oleh karenanya kami mengucapkan terima kasih. Semoga perjuangan anda membawa aspirasi anak-anak sukses. Salam dari anak-anak Papua.

Developments in Papua (as of August 2008) Web Memo

August 13, 2008



After Indonesia government succeeds to implement special autonomy in Papua, both central and local government are actively promoting the development of economic and social infrastructures covering city building, energy systems, communication, health care, and education.  To increase Papuan standard of living government has established integrated cities. In the North, for instance, Keerom regency has been planned as one of self service cities (Kota Terpadu Mandiri) like BSD in Jakarta.  In the south, an integrated city covering 35.235 ha located at Salor District Alim Anim Merauke will also be built in 2009. Small-scale enterprises office (UKM) has been established along the border from the North to the South since 2006 such as markets at Lereh village, Kaerom District, at Skouw village, Jayapura District, at Tanah Merah village in Boven Digul District and at Sota village, Merauke District.  

Dealing with energy, on April 2008 Solar Power Energy (PLTS) funded by “Special Autonomy Fund” (Dana Otsus) from 2008 onwards has been built in the two regencies in Yapen Regency (98 units) and in Supiori regency (220 units).  Last year, Papua Pemprov has also built 50 units of PLTS spreading in Tolikara, Boven Digoel and Pegunungan Bintang.  Moreover, the development of the third turbin of Micro Hydro Power Plant (PLTMH) in Mulia Puncak Jaya has been operating. As noted that Turbine 1 and 2 have started operating. The Mining and Energy Service of Papua Province in 2007 has also been programming 8 PLTMHs in some regencies such as in Wamena (2), in Paniai (1), Puncak Jaya (1), Yahukimo (1), Yapen (1) and Jayapura (2).  All of those projects have been completed and has been operating except in Puncak Jaya which just operating 2 from 3 total turbines.

Again using Otsus, Central Electronic Data Board (BPDE) of Papua Province provides free internet facilities (Warnet). This matter is meant to socialize the development of technology to community in order to help them, especially students in accessing various information. According the head of BPDE Thobias Solossa,SH, MM his office has paid around Rp 60 million monthly.

In education field, local government has been cooperating with Patimura University by contracting out 10 teachers to teach in Sorong Selatan Regency and  developing education infrastructure. In the future Regional Government will recruit its own local teachers because there have been many local teachers have got high level education. At the late February 2008 totaling 1,500 prospective non-commissioned officers (Caba) of Republic of Indonesia State Police from Papua have been sent to follow education to three their respective educational agencies that are the Polisi Negara School (SPN) Singaraja (Bali), SPN Mojokerto (Surabaya), and SPN Purwokerto (Central Java). In health services, as of operated in the last 2005 until the end of April 2008, Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) or Testing Clinic and Voluntary Counseling of HIV at Regional Public Hospital of Abepura assist free for any person to get short consultation.

The central government through Menkokesra has also built isolated and remote area in Kanero Village, Distrik Bokoneri, Tolikara, starting from three houses or honai becoming 47 house (type 36) provided with elementary school,  public heath service, electricity, 1 village hall unit,  and agricultural (cultivation seed and post harvest treatment).

The implementation of special autonomy has attracted many Papuan living at overseas. Displacement happened in the past have been reduced due to the success of repatriation. Hundreds of TPN/OPM members are ready to come back to the city and wants to be the Republic of Indonesia Citizen (NKRI). Chairman of Laskar Merah Putih of Papua Province Nico Mauri stated until now they (OPM in the jungle) have been utilized by  OPM politicians who live in the city or overseas to rise fund and they miserable and it is time to come back to the city, live among society and build Indonesia together. Repratiation programs appreciated by US Ambasador for PNG Mrs. Liesly, Director of UNHCR for PNG Mrs. Walaya Pura as well as PNG goverment. One of NGO which accelerating the program is an Independent Group Supporting the Special Autonomous Regional of Papua Republic of Indonesia (IGSSARPRI).

The conducive situation in Papua  conducive. Three US officials of American Embassy in Indonesia, namely, Staff for Political Section Mr.Matthew Cenzer, Assistant for Army Attaché Letkol Marc Harrelson and  Attache  Marinir Letcol Ron Domingue who paid a visit to Makodam, Papua on 7 March 2008 appreciated the political and security situation and condition in Papua. Again, concerning US commitment towards the NKRI sovereignty, Mr. Matthew Cenzer said clearly that the US Government supports the Papuan integrity to the territory of NKRI.  On the same month, the similar statement goes from the Australian government.  It was stated by Air Force Defense Attaché from Australian Embassy during two days visit in Papua on 12-13 March 2008 that its side supports Special Autonomy to build remote areas development.

Indonesia government guarantees of political equality and equal treatment under the law.  A lot of Papuans have got distinguished achievements in national level. Freddy Numberi who took  military’s top job has promoted to be Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.  Papuan-born George Saa won International Olympic in Science. Nobo enjoyed the best four of Indonesian Idol and Persipura Jayapura won the Indonesian Football League in 2007.  Most of local government are also managed by their own Papuan-born peoples.

In Papua your dream will come true. We appreciate Franz Albert Joku who had been living in exile in PNG since childhood to return to Papua. We also appreciate Nick Messet.  Of cource, their decision come after observing the real condition in Indonesia and the international political climate. They said,” We believe Indonesia will be better, more democratic, free, prosperous and peaceful in the future,”. They believe Vice President Jusuf Kalla statement that Jakarta gets fund from Freeport Rp 17 trillion, meanwhile Jakarta gives back financial support to Papua Rp 29 trillion or double  from that is taken from Papua.  “So again it is untrue if Jakarta only obtained money from Papua,”he added.


Indonesia is proud of Papuan Sons and Daughters

May 7, 2008

Jayapura. We noted that a lot of Papuans have got achievements in national level. Freddy Numberi, for instance,  took military’s top job had promoted to be Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Papuan-born George Saa won International Olympic in Science and  Nobo enjoyed the best four of Indonesian Idol and Persipura Jayapura won the Indonesian Football League in 2007.


Recently, Indonesia is also proud of the achievement of several young Papua peoples whom studying overseas. Among them are Mejuwin Me Novenus Omabak (21) comes from Amungme, Mimika regency. He is  still studying at Victorian University, Melbourne, Australia. A son of Yunus Omabak and Josina Natkime has completed his diploma program majoring at human resources and continuing to Strata-1 at the same field.  Heribert Emeyauta, a young man from Kamoro, Mimika is studying at Newscastle University, Australia. He is an employee of the Department of Industrial relations, PTFI.  Jimmy Kum, Dorkas Beanal and  Elfinus Omaleng  are still studying at Charles University, Darwin, Australia  with PTFI scholarship.  PTFI always joins annual Master Fulbright – Freeport program.


During 2006-2007,  PTFI also provided some scholarship to two Papuans, Bertha Yudha Alpini Wanggai and Shofiyah Ika Lestari Monaryanti.  Now Bertha Wanggai, Manukwari origin has completed his strata one in Jogja and now still studying   at the University of Okrom, Ohio, USA,  majoring at human resources, meanwhile Shofiyah Mohnaryanti is still studying  Food Science at Lousiana State University, Lousiana, US.


Congratulation, who are next ? (A10)


Indonesia Bangga dengan Sekolah Para Putra-putri Papua

May 6, 2008

Jayapura, 6 Mei 2008. Indonesia merasa bangga dengan prestasi sejumlah pemuda-pemudi Papua sekolah ke luar negeri. Diantara mereka  antara lain :  

a.           Mejuwin Me Novenus Omabak (21 tahun) adalah putra asli suku Amungme, Kabupaten Mimika. Ia sedang menempuh pendidikan di Universitas Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Putra dari Yunus Omabak dan Josina Natkime telah menyelesaikan program Diploma di bidang sumber daya manusia dan saat ini sedang meneruskan ke jejang Strata-1 di bidang yang sama.

b.           Heribert Emeyauta, pemuda asal Kamoro, Kabupaten Mimika sedang belajar di Universitas Newscastle, Australia. Ia adalah karyawan Departemen Hubungan Industrial, PTFI.

c.           Jimmy Kum, Dorkas Beanal dan Elfinus Omaleng  sedang belajar di Universitas Charles Darwin Australia dengan beasiswa PTFI.  PTFI setiap tahun selalu berpartisipasi dalam Program Master Fulbright – Freeport.

d.          Untuk tahun akademik 2006-2007,  PTFI memberikan bantuan beasiswa kepada dua mahasiswa dari Papua, Bertha Yudha Alpini Wanggai dan Shofiyah Ika Lestari Monaryanti.  Saat ini Bertha Wanggai, asal Manukwari yang menyelesaikan strata satu di Jogja  sedang menyelesaikan pendidikan bidang Manajemen Sumber Daya Manusia di University of Okrom, Ohio, USA,  sementara Shofiyah Mohnaryanti sedang belajar Teknologi Pangan di Lousiana State Unversity, Lousiana, USA.

Selamat dan sukses, Indonesia menunggu hasil karya Anda semua. Siapa menyusul. (A10)

Government Memperhatikan Pelayanan Informasi Penduduk Papua

April 2, 2008

Badan Pengelolaan Data Elektronik (BPDE) Provinsi Papua menyediakan fasilitas warung internet (Warnet) gratis dengan dana dari Otsus. Hal tersebut dimaksudkan untuk mensosialisasikan perkembangan teknologi kepada masyarakat, sekaligus membantu masyarakat, terutama kelompok pelajar dan mahasiswa dalam mengakses berbagai informasi. Kepala Badan Pengelolaan Data Elektronik, Thobias Solossa,SH, MM mengatakan “Untuk seluruh fasilitas internet yang dikelola BPDE, tiap bulannya kami membayar sekitar Rp 60 juta,”katanya. Caranya sederhana, datang saja ke Kantor BPDE dan mengisi formulir untuk menjadi anggota, sesudah itu akan dikasih password untuk mengakses internet. “Fasilitas internet gratis ini untuk membantu masyarakat dalam memenuhi kebutuhan informasi, baik terkait bisnis, usaha kecil dan berbagai informasi lainnya,”papar Thobias.


Dari tahun ke tahun, peminat atau pengunjung Warnet gratis ini mengalami peningkatan yang cukup signifikan, di mana pada 2006 lalu, jumlah pengunjung 2.388 orang dan pada 2007 meningkat menjadi 22.177 pengunjung. Dari 2.388 pengunjung di tahun 2006, 1980 orang diantaranya merupakan pengunjung laki-laki, sedangkan sisanya 408 merupakan pengunjung perempuan. Jumlah pengunjung laki-laki masih mendominasi dengan perbandingan 82,9% dan 17,1%.Kemudian jika dilihat dari sisi orang Papua dan non Papua, pada 2006 jumlah pengunjung orang Papua 781 orang (32,7%) dan non Papua mencapai 1.607 (67,3%). Dari jumlah pengunjung tahun 2006 ini, mayoritas adalah mahasiswa dan pelajar yang mencapai 1.388 orang (58,1%), kemudian swasta 351 orang (14,7%), sisanya pengunjung dari kelompok PNS, TNI/Polri dan kelompok masyarakat lainnya. Selanjutnya untuk 2007, dari jumlah pengunjung 22.177 orang, 18.642 orang (84%) merupakan pengunjung laki-laki, sedangkan pengunjung perempuan hanya 3.535 orang (16%). Kemudian dari sisi orang Papua dan non Papua, jumlah pengunjung orang Papua 5.398 orang (24,4%) dan non Papua 16.764 orang (75,6%). Sedangkan dari kelompok pengunjung itu, juga didominasi kelompok pelajar dan mahasiswa, kemudian swasta, PNS, TNI/Polri dan pengunjung lainnya.

Salah seorang pengunjung orang Papua, Mateus K (30) warga Dok V Jayapura merasa cukup sedih, karena banyak rekan-rekannya yang belum memanfaatkan fasilitas Warnet gratis ini secara baik. “Informasi ini sangat penting, sebab jika hari ini kita lewat, maka kita tidak tahu perkembangan apa yang terjadi. Jika itu terjadi, maka kita termasuk orang yang rugi,” tuturnya. Tampak pula seorang siswa kelas II SMPN 1 Jayapura, Heskia Kaiba (13) dan rekannya Targus Patai (13) menggunakan fasilitas tersebut.
Keduanya datang ke Warnet ini karena diajak Yudistira Dandan (13) (non Papua). Ini merupakan adanya kerukunan yang dapat dijadikan contoh bagi pemuda-pemudi lainnya.