Many young Papuans are smart and high achievers. Even his achievements are recognized by the world. They are Papuan youth who can make Papua and Indonesia proud in the eyes of the world. Their intelligence has received international awards in various fields.

These are the young Papuans who have won international awards. They want to pass on their success to Papuan youth and all youth in all parts of Indonesia.

Two high school students named Bob Royend Sabatino Kaway and Thinus Lamek Yewi managed to qualify for the NASA research team in March 2016. At that time they attended SMA Adventist Doyo Baru class XII, in Waibu District, Doyo Baru Village, Jayapura Regency, Papua.

The beginning of their success was when the Education Office visited the school and selected children to join the NASA research team. Bob and Thinus did not miss this opportunity. They followed the initial selection at the Jayapura Education Office.

They joined the Padi team. Bob and Thinus investigate whether rice can be grown in space. Then their idea was put forward by experts and the Education Office.

Septinus George Saa is a young indigenous Papuan who won the world competition, namely the First Step to Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 when he was still in high school. Then he continued his studies with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in Florida, United States after graduating from high school.

George is currently pursuing his master’s degree in materials engineering in England. He wants to pass on his success to other Papuan children. George hopes that in the next three to five years there will be a research institution in Indonesia to “combine aerospace engineering with mechanical engineering” that he has learned.

He also wants to eliminate primary school education in Papua. “In my opinion, elementary school should be free, schoolchildren are picked up every day to go back and forth. Lunch is provided for free at school, and special tutoring programs are provided for special skills. This is for junior high schools,” said George.

Alvionita Kogoya, a young woman from Nduga, Papua who won a bronze medal in the World Mathematics Team Championship (WMTC) in 2014 which was held in China, while in junior high school. He has shown his intelligence in the field of mathematics through various national and international math championships.

Nita had admitted that she was not good at academics when she was in elementary school. “From the Nduga Regional Government, the children who lacked lessons were taken. Then I was taken to Tangerang to the Surya Institute, where they were taught,” said Nita.

At that school, Nita studied from 07.00 to 17.00 WIB. Then continued with a special math lesson at 19.00 WIB until it was finished.

Source : merdeka


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