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Four Sentani High School Students Fly with NASA to Space

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Bob Kaway (left) and Thinus Lamek Yewi (right) – facebook

Jayapura, Jubi – On 23 March at 11:05 Indonesia time, Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the United States. It would be at a low orbit or at the an altitude of about 400 km from the earth.

It took a micro-lab, which contains scientific experiments of high school students. The astronauts would transfer it to the Nanoracks, a research facility located in the US National Lab in space.

The micro-lab, which equipped with digital camera, censor and micro-controller, contains two experiments of ‘how to grow paddy in space’ and ‘how to grow yeast in space’. Thus, the growing of paddy and yeast during the experiment could be monitored from the earth by internet connection to download the pictures of the micro-lab that broadcasting to the earth.

At the time, the students who made the micro-lab could observe and write the result of their experiment.

Unexpectedly, the high school students who involved in the research are coming from Jayapura Regency. They are Bob Kaway, Thinus Lamek Yewi, Anatsya Womsiwor and Stefince Irene Cenderawasih. Bob and Thinus are students of SMA Advent Doyo Baru while Anatsya and Stefince are studying at SMA I Sentani. Their research was pronounced to pass the flight test of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in last January, thus their research are worth taken to the space. They joined other 16 high school students from Medan, Jakarta and Bandung who divided into two team, paddy research team and yeast research team.

Bob Kaway and Thinus Lamek Yewi are now at 12th grade but not classmate. They are so glad to know they are qualified and joined into the research team with NASA.

To IDNTimes, Bob admitted earlier he wanted become a priest. “Actually I want to be a priest, but after I passed this selection it comes to my mind that I want to be a scientist,” said Bob. Meanwhile Thinus said he never thought his research would pass the selection.

“Previously I never thought that I can make it, but God arrange all of it to be happened,” said Thinus.

The success of four students was blossomed in the early October last year when participating into first selection by Jayapura Regional Education Office in collaboration with NASA.

And now they have invitation to present their research at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research at Washington DC in November 2016. (Victor Mambor/rom)

 

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Strengthening the soul of leadership, AWWEGIPBY held a debate event

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A student answering questions from the host. – Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – The Student Association of Apahapsili, Welarek, Werenggik- Elelim-Silika, Pagai dan Benawa (HMP-AWWEGIPBY) recently held a debate event in Jayapura to promote the leadership among students.

Both junior and senior students from second and eighth semester participated in the event which held on Wednesday (6/6/2018) with a theme ‘Student Eligibility Test in Leading Organisation’.

“We examined their understanding about the organisation through a debate,” said Zan Faluk, the Chairman of AWWEGIPBY.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Commission C of Yalimo House of Representatives Alexander Walilo, who attended the event as a panellist, said he gave his support and appreciated this event because he thought it contributes to the development of Yalimo future leaders.

“All the time, the students only watched the debate of governor or regent candidates on television. Now they took a good initiative to carry out the debate,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Literacy learning at the University of Cenderawasih

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Elementary school children when visiting a literacy stall in the auditorium of Uncen- Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – To introduce the importance of literacy to pupils and college students in Papua, Yayasan Nusantara Sejati in cooperation with the Australian Government, UNICEF Papua and Papua Provincial Education Office and Jayapura Regional Education Office open a literacy stall in a parking lot of the auditorium of the University of Cenderawasih (Uncen) Abepura.

Arlenia Sitepesi, the Chairman Committee of Yayasan Nusantara Sejati, told Jubi on Thursday (7/6/2018) that the exhibition involved twenty schools and five replication schools from the city and district of Jayapura.

“We invite the nearby schools, such as from Abepura, Kotaraja and surrounding areas to participate in the various competitions held.”

The Secretary of Papua Provincial Education Office Protasius Lobya said this literacy program has gained a national recognation and would apply throughout of Indonesia.

Therefore, Papua should be proud of it. “We must support the Papuan context in literacy because it has included in the Special Regulation No. 3 and the Papua Governor’s Regulation No. 23. Budget on education in Papua is very high, so we should support it.” (*)

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua’s legislator: Free from rubella and measles shouldn’t be a media campaign only

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Vice-Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau. – Jubi/Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – The Vice Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau warned the provincial government not set a goal for Papuan children to be free from rubella and measles only on media.

She further said it is difficult to actualise this goal if the access to health services including the regular immunisation program has not been optimal since it has not reached remote areas yet.

“There is a query that should be answered immediately before the government’s commitment to free a million of children from the threat of rubella and measles,” said Duwitau on Thursday (7/6/2018).

Furthermore, she said if the Papua Provincial Government really committed to this goal, they should optimise the health services including the regular immunisation program by developing the local health facilities.

Meanwhile, the Head of Papua’s Health Office Aloysius Giyai admitted that this province still has a problem with the regular immunisation program. The participation rate is below 80 per cent in most districts, which is under the national target.

“Even in some districts with high participation rate, the Universal Child Immunisation (UCI) rate is also below 80 per cent,” said Giyai. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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