Raymon Yohanes

Minister of Education and Culture: Better Access to Education in Papua with Student Dormitory

In 2017, the Indonesian government will build many dormitories for schools in Papua. Therefore, the students that live far away from school can live at the dormitory. Education in Papua seems like it will see better days. According to the Minister of Education and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, the government will build dormitories in Elementary, Junior, and High School, including houses for the teachers. If the teacher is not married, a flat will be provided, said Effendy during his visit to…

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The Uniqueness of Papuan Traditional Houses

Home is where the heart is. This quote also applies to the people of Papua. For the Papuan people, nature is their home. There are many Papuan tribes which inhabit this magnificent and abundant land. All of them live with close relationship with the nature and their traditions. Although they live separately, they have a unique commonality, which are the Papuan traditional houses called Honai and Millipede. Besides the the unique characteristics of the Papuan traditional houses, it also have…

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Bank of Indonesia Will Provide Change Money to Support One Price Fuel Program

Cheap energy, in this case fuel energy, is considered one of the primary determiner of price fluctuation. Indonesia under the administration of President Jokowi has been pushing forward the goal to achieve energy self-sufficiency. Under the One Fuel Price Program, Indonesia is working on the realization of cheap uniform fuel price anywhere in Indonesia. This goal of course needs a lot of measures and parties involved in many sectors. Therefore, Bank of Indonesia has taken their part in supporting the…

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Indigenous Woodcraft from Papua

People who live in Papua are blessed for having abundant resources of natural potentials to harness. Moreover, they are well-known for their skills and creativity to create excellent pieces of arts and handcrafts. One of their well-known indigenous handcraft from Papua, is the handcraft that uses wood as the main material. Using wood, they can create many handcrafts such as unique hats, bags, paintings, sculptures, and many more. The indigenous handcraft from Papua has a fairly high economic value.  …

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