Education & Training

From 1996 to 2011, PTFI and LPMAK have provided 8,049 scholarships ranging from primary school level to doctoral degree level, and regularly conduct direct monitoring of the schools in which scholarship recipients study.

Towards increasing educational quality for students in remote areas, PTFI and LPMAK collaborate with the foundation Yayasan Pesat and the Timika Diocese in running 4 dormitories for boys and girls in Mimika, and with the foundation Yayasan Binterbusih in Central Java. Application of this boarding school education pattern is aimed at instilling discipline among students, towards their acquiring self-reliance and regularity in their lifestyle.

Collaboration with third parties in providing training for teachers in Mimika Regency on school-based curricula (Kurikulum Tingkat Satuan Pendidikan /KTSP) to increase teachers' competencies and professionalism in teaching specific subjects, and assisting teachers assigned to remote areas.

PTFI also built a Mining Institute to train indigenous Papuans in skills required for world-class mining and prepare them to compete in the mining industry workforce.