goodmorningpapua.com – A West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan said that the 59 years of the Christian Education Foundation or YPK in Papua has proven to have given a major contribution to tolerance of life and mutual development in diversity for the sake of the integrity of the Indonesian nation, especially in the province of West Papua.
Mandacan said that the harmony and peace of life in the province of West Papua is also supported by great people who have been and are being forged by means of formal education at the Christian Education Foundation. “59 years is YPK’s mature age.
Evidently, YPK has not only dedicated itself as a competitive formal education institution but also fostered the character of indigenous Papuans so that they live in the teachings of Christ,” said Mandacan at YKP’s 59th anniversary service, Monday (8/3/2021) at the GKI Ebenhezer Fanindi Manokwari church. .
Furthermore, Gerson Bonai, a Chairman of the Committee for the 59th anniversary of YPK Manokwari Regency, said that the thanksgiving service to commemorate the birth of YPK in Papua was held to foster a sense of ownership in developing YPK in West Papua.
“This thanksgiving service is also to increase YPK’s sense of kinship in Manokwari Regency, because 59 years YPK has proven to be competitive and continues to be competent in the world of education,” he said.
He reported that the central theme of YPK’s 59th anniversary (8/3/2021) was ‘ to teach them in truth, justice and honesty’.
And the sub-theme ‘through the commemoration of the 59th anniversary of YPK in Papua, we encourage improvement and improve the quality of education’ “That is quoted from the Book of Proverbs 1:3,” said Gerson.
Gerson also reported a series of activities carried out to celebrate the 59th anniversary of YPK at the Manokwari district level in the form of competitions at the PAUD to SMA levels from March 3 to 6, 2021.
“The series of activities held by the committee were, YPK PAUD, TK and SD coloring competitions throughout Manokwari Regency, beautiful Bible reading competitions at YPK Elementary, Middle and High School levels, distribution of masks and social services for cleaning protocol roads in the city of Manokwari,” he said.