In July, Yayasan Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Amungme dan Kamoro (YPMAK) asked Yayasan Nusantara Sejati (YNS) to evaluate the management of YPMAK scholarship funds by Yayasan Binterbusih. The collaboration between Yayasan Binterbusih and YPMAK has been ongoing since 1997.
On Tuesday, August 22, YNS received a visit from members of YPMAK’s Supervisory Team. YPMAK is the entity responsible for managing the PT Freeport Indonesia Partnership Fund. This visit was conducted to discuss preliminary data collected by the YNS research team from the field.
Previously, in early August, the YNS research team visited the Yayasan Binterbusih’s office in Semarang to introduce themselves and collect information and data regarding the management of the YPMAK scholarship.
This evaluation aims to identify various aspects that require improvement so that the management of scholarship funds and the mentoring program for YPMAK scholarship recipients can be more effective. The majority of scholarship recipients are children and youth from Amungme, Kamoro, and five other tribes in the Mimika Regency, Papua Mountains Province.