Sentani, Jubi – An education observer in Ines Senia Marweri Kwadeware village said a number of people in the village are illiterate.
“There are three- eleven year kids children and five housewives who are illiterate,” Marweri said to the Jubi in Sentani, Jayapura regency, Papua on Thursday (13/8/2015).
She further said they could not go to school for various reasons. For example, parents think of daily meals only and forget to think of the future of children. “His parents are busy looking for food,” she said.
In addition, there are kids who are unable to go to school because of having no father.
Single mothers are then busy working for families’ economic and could not focus on takieng care of their children. “The children are abandoned and do not go to school,” she said.
The illiterates live in Toware, Kwadeware and Doyo Baru villages. “I met them at Doyo Baru when there was church service. There are people who carried bible with them, but can not read it, “she added.
Nathan Tebay, a Papuan activist said he was very surprised to know that there are people who do not read and write in the village which categories are still included in Jayapura regency.
He further said Kwadeware village is not far from the office of Jayapura regent.
“It is only three or four kilometers away from Regent office, “he said. (Mawel Benny/ Tina)