Jayapura, Jubi – About 7,000 Papuan students will receive cash aid of Rp 1 million a year from the Papua government through the department of Social Services and Housing.
“This aid aims to support Papuan students’ education, ” head of Social Service and Housing of Papua Province Rebekah Haluk said in Jayapura on Thursday (6/08/2015).
He explained that 4,000 of them are in Jayapura city and its surroundings. While the 3,000 others are scattered in the whole territory of Papua.
“We categorize children who are neglected by their parents as street children,” she said.
She added children are the future assets and investments, so their growth should get our attention.
“We hope they can use the money for their education,” he said.
Previously, as a form of concern for street children, chairman deputy of Papua Legislative Council, Yanni made a visit to shelter house at Jalan Pasir Sentani, Jayapura district on Saturday (07/03/2015).
She said as many as 30 children are accommodated in foster house and taken care under Institutions Women Service Center in Papua (LP4I). (Alexander Loen/Tina)