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The Papua Education Office hopes that reading fondness will be increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Reading fondness during COVID-19

Jayapura (ANTARA) – The Papua Province Education, Library and Regional Archives Office hopes that the reading hobby of school-age children will continue to be increased, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Head of the Papua Province Education, Library and Regional Archives Office Christian Sohilait in Jayapura, Tuesday, said that especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, children must learn from home online.

“However, not all in Papua can study at home online, this is because the internet network is inadequate,” he said.

According to Christian, for this reason, his party will donate reading books in places made for people to read.

“From the results of a working visit to the Yoboi Village, Jayapura Regency, it turns out that there is a reading garden built by the residents and this must be supported,” he said.

He explained that his party was ready to provide several needs for residents, for example 50 additional children’s books, television, masks, and reading books for parents.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, we also continue to remind the managers of this reading house to pay attention to health protocols,” he said again.

He added that in addition to helping reading books, his party also plans to donate around 200 masks so that children can use them while reading.

Reading fondness during COVID-19


Located on the western half of the island of New Guinea and long racked by a simmering violent separatist insurgency, Papua encompasses Indonesia’s two easternmost provinces.

A former Dutch colony, West Papua was formally incorporated into Indonesia in 1969, after an undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders. The result of the plebiscite was overseen and endorsed by the United Nations.

Since the democratization in 1998, especially since 2007, democracy by mean of elections has been introduced to increase political participation in the two provinces. The fact that the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces are democratically elected by the people has strengthened the legality of the region as a province of Indonesia.

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This Blog has gone through many obstacles and attacks from violent Free West Papua separatist supporters and ultra nationalist Indonesian since 2007. However, it has remained throughout a time devouring thoughts of how to bring peace to Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.

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