Papua is the easternmost province in the vast archipelago of 15000 islands that make up Indonesia. As the second largest island on the planet, Papua boasts the largest gold mine and the second largest copper mine in the world and spectacular wildlife and natural beauty. But it is not only natural resources that make Papua rich, it is the welcoming and generous people, the rich cultural heritage, and more than 250 unique languages make it truly a paradise.
Despite its natural wealth, Papua has traditionally lacked other critical resources. Basic infrastructure, modern health care, and education are woefully absent. Many Papuans feel marginalized. There are many needs in Papua.
The Papua Hope Language Institute works in the need of education. We are striving to develop students academically, spiritually, and culturally so that students can go and study in a post-secondary setting. Our vision is that students will return to Papua to become the next generation of leaders. We hope that Papua will one day have an incredible educational institution that will match the incredible natural and human resources that has made Papua the incredible land it has been for generations.
Goers will serve the school and students through teaching. You will need to be flexible and adaptable as you serve the students. You will have an opportunity unlike any other as you teach and serve in a land that is in desperate need of education!
Experience working in an educational context.