May 16, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Education

Blaming Papuans

Education is a mess in Papua’s highlands, but fault doesn’t lie with the Papuans alone

Photo essay: Positive is negative

HIV/AIDS is posing an ever greater threat to the health and welfare of people in the highlands of Papua

Teaching remote Indonesia

A new program sends Indonesia’s best and brightest graduates to teach children in its poorest villages

The middle of nowhere

Highland communities in Papua are demanding access to services, but there is a limit to what can be offered in the most remote settlements

Living without a state

People in rural Papua are more interested in basic services than grand political struggles

I’m a terrific child!

A home schooling project in Kendari provides a new kind of early learning experience

Supporting syariah, advancing women

The life and work of an Islamic teacher in Aceh shows that the struggle for gender equality is about much more than syariah.

Art for Allah’s sake

A unique pesantren, founded and led by an internationally recognised Indonesian calligrapher, attracts men and women from all over the archipelago

Eager to work

The value of children’s paid work on Lombok’s tobacco plantations presents a challenge to emotive arguments for the wholesale banning of child labour

Doctors in training

  Better assessment could provide the answer to problems caused by the rapid expansion of places available in Indonesian public medical schools

Equal access?

Indonesia’s premier university needs to take action to improve facilities for disabled students

Getting an education

Links to Indonesian schools and universities remain strong in East Timor

Faith, flags and festivities

Images of highlanders at home and abroad

Brothers in arms

Papuan footballers score goals against HIV.

Brutal lessons

A culture of violence in schools makes life tough for kids

Policy drift

Ten years after Suharto, the economy is not recovering fast enough

An evening with Abu Bakar Ba’asyir

Firebrand preacher’s audience doesn’t burn with enthusiasm

A world of reading

Local writers help combat illiteracy in rural Banten

Teaching and remembering

The legacy of the Suharto era lingers in school history books

Jungle Schools

Volunteers bring alternative education to marginalised communities

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