Supporting the Government to Realize Papua as Superior Indonesia Forward, FORMAPPA Holds Gathering at the Papua Pavilion

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Hundreds of Papuan students and students from various universities in the Greater Jakarta area attended the Gathering held by the Papuan Students & Student Forum (FORMAPPA) at the Papua Pavilion of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Jakarta, Thursday, 25/11/2021.

The FORMAPPA gathering activity went smoothly while still implementing health protocols and starting with the singing of the Indonesia Raya anthem by the gathering participants. Also attending and providing briefing in this activity were Mr. Sukino as Student Coordinator of the Ministry of Education and Research and Technology who represented the Director General of Higher Education Kemendikbud Research and Technology.

In his remarks and directions, Sukino said that the diversity of tribes in Papua is a gift and an asset that we must continue to protect.

“The provinces of Papua and West Papua are strategic and beautiful regions, the diversity of tribes in the Land of Papua is an asset and a gift that we must continue to protect,” said Sukino, Thursday, 11/25/2021 at the Papua Pavilion of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah.

He also added that the Government through the Ministry of Education and Culture, Research and Technology has given special attention to Papuan sons and daughters through the affirmation scholarship program that is already running.

“Currently, the Government through the Ministry of Education and Culture, Research and Technology has given special attention to younger students and students from Papua, namely through the affirmation scholarship program that has been running and reaches hundreds of Papuan sons and daughters every year,” said Sukino.

Meanwhile, Charles Kossay as the National Coordinator of the Papuan Students & Student Forum (FORMAPPA) in his speech explained that in the future FORMAPPA will focus on educational programs and improving the quality of human resources for the young generation of Papua.

“FORMAPPA will focus on educational programs and improving the quality of Papuan Indigenous human resources (OAP) so that in the future we Papuan students can contribute to realizing a Superior Papua and Advanced Indonesia,” said Charles Kossay, a student from Wamena who is currently completing his studies. Master’s degree at the National University of Jakarta.

Closing his speech Charles Kossay read the Statement of Attitude of the Papuan Students & Student Forum (FORMAPPA) which contained:

  • Encouraging and Supporting Infrastructure Development in Papua
  • Supporting the Government in developing and improving the quality of Papuan indigenous human resources (OAP)
  • Encouraging and Supporting the Government to realize dialogue and peaceful solutions in the Land of Papua
  • Encouraging and supporting the Government in the Development of Health and Education Infrastructure in Tanah Papua
  • Supporting the Government in Efforts to Accelerate Vaccination in Papua
  • Encouraging the realization of a Superior Indonesian Advanced Papua. The FORMAPPA gathering was closed with a performance of Papuan traditional dances performed by FORMAPPA members.