TFT Papua in Practice: Our Stories

  • What does it mean to be an intelligent community?

    What does it mean to be an intelligent community?

    By Elisabet Karma, coordinator of the Fyarkin community organisation, July 2022 – “Everyone is born intelligent. Every person has their own potential but may not be aware of it.”

  • Using our ability to tell right from wrong

    Using our ability to tell right from wrong

    By Marlon Tohatta, community facilitator from Alatep village, Okaba, July 2022 – “One thing I have learnt from friends in Numfor is that we are all born with our own talents.”

  • The challenges of becoming a self-sufficient community.

    The challenges of becoming a self-sufficient community.

    By Kristian Sauyai, director of PERJAMPAT, July 2022 – “PERJAMPAT’s aim is to build a community that is free to determine its own future and to build a better life.”

  • Fyarkin

    Fyarkin

    The government’s development program is often called assistance or ‘bantuan.’ When it reaches villages in remote areas, residents experience major changes. In reality, it does not empower residents or help them to be self-sufficient. The spirit of sharing and kinship slowly disappears. New habits emerge, people say that they become lazy. Fyarkin, a local organisation…