Teachers of SD YPPK St. Boneventura in Mimika Demand Housing

An elementary school in Timika, West Papua - Jubi
An elementary school in Timika, West Papua – Jubi

Timika, Jubi – A number of teachers at SD YPPK St. Bonaventure Keakwa elementary school in Mimika requested housing to the local government.

School principal Marsel Tomo said on Wednesday (4/11/2015) that houses for teachers built by the Mimika department of education are not livable.

He said the wooden houses now leaked and almost collapsed.

Although only built a few years ago, but the teacher housing in Kampung Keakwa did not last long.

“Actually, the houses of teachers in Keakwa should have not been lived. Yet the teachers still occupy it because there is no other choice, “he added.

SD YPPK St. Bonaventure Keakwa now has a new school building with full facilities built by the Institute of Amungme and Kamoro Community Development (LPMAK).

It consists of six classrooms, a library, the principal’s office and a bathroom with supporting facilities.

“Our new building has been used since May to coincide with the implementation of the National Examination. We are grateful for the attention of LPMAK. The existence of a new school building was highly expected, especially the old school buildings have been damaged,” he said. (*)