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Child Aid Papua Foundation’s Education Center now officially open

On August 3rd,  Child Aid Papua Foundation’s Education Center, in Sawinggrai village, officially opened with a traditional blessing ceremony by the community’s elders, education figures, government officials, religious leaders, community figures, parents and students.  The Center offers the opportunity for everyone to collaborate and do something together for Papua’s future generation!

Official Opening Ceremony attended by village elders, education figures, government officials, religious leaders, community figures, parents and students,

“A place to learn, to understand, to know new things, to be smart”.  This lyric is from our “Learning Center in Paradise” song that is filled with hope that the education center will be a place for the children and adolescents to not “just” learn but also understand the knowledge that they’ve learned and also understand the purpose of the learning itself – that they are the only one who will get the advantages of it.

Official leaders get a tour of the facility on opening day

Child Aid Papua firmly believes that every child has a right to education. They also see this as the key to sustainable environmental protection. That’s why in all projects they work mainly with children and adolescents of West Papua. These projects are aimed at achieving a better future for both humans and the environment.

Classes have now begun with classes being taught in 9 villages, reaching over 600 students.

First day of school! Students are issued English language grammar work books.

Class is in session! With student and Jonas Müller, teacher and co-founder of Child Aid Papua

Their legal entity, Cahaya Anak Papua is a registered NGO under Ministry of Law and Human Rights Republic of Indonesia. They are a non-profit, public benefit organization, committed to improving the lives of children and youth in the remote provinces of West Papua, Indonesia. They believe that every child in this world has a right to education and thus perspectives in life.  Visit their website to learn more, Child Aid Papua.

Child Aid Papua depends on your support to successfully carry out our projects in West-Papua. All work carried out at Child Aid Papua is performed by volunteers. This way, we can ensure that all the money is really making a difference and directly supporting our projects. Every contribution helps us go a little further.  If you are looking for a worthy project to support; this is it!

Whose heart doesn’t melt to see this kind of bright eyes and sweet smile?

Help Child Aid Papua help West Papua’s youth prepare for the future and the stewardship of their part of the planet.  Donate now.

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