Not All Papuan Kids Enjoy their Childhood

Children in West Papua - Jubi
Children in West Papua – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said not all Papuan children in rural and coastal areas spend their childhood as they should.

“There are many children who work hard to help parents in order to sustain life and do not have a chance to play and develop themselves because of the limitations,” Enembe said in Jayapura on Monday (24/08/2015).

Therefore, according to Enembe this should be a concern to all parties to and spur efforts to increase welfare both in the city and in the villages of Papua.

Hence, the government of Papua province has programmed the construction of the philosophy of building from the village to the city.
“It is devoted to build the character of children in the village in order to develop Papuan children to be healthy, have intelligent faith and morals,” he said.

Earlier, Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Yohana Yembise has submitted 31 indicators of child-friendly city to the Governor of Papua.
“31 indicators of child-friendly cities have been submitted to the governor,” said Yohana Yembise.

According to her, to be a child-friendly city, Papua must be free of violence, violence against children and the household.
“Violence to children and domestic violence are quite high in Papua. To that end, the government should pay attention “he said. (Alexander Loen/ Tina)