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IEF’s Commitment to education equity for Indigenous peoples “World pledges to leave no one behind, and reach the furthest behind first” The world appraised by Indigenous peoples is conspicuously unalike the world viewed through the lenses of the participating states that adopted the global...
Buko pasigelaijat ngangan MentawaiMentawai language learning book Over the past few decades, the Mentawai have seen dramatic change throughout their archipelago. There has been an enormous surge in development, tourism, and immigration – bringing with it powerful foreign influence.August Tonggiat, founder...
Pasi teuteu metca pagalaijat adat MentawaiReviving the local wisdom of Mentawai culture Last week we sat down with Fransiskus Yan, the Head of Mentawai’s cultural education foundation, Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai (YPBM), to discuss their self-managed education program and how they perceive the...
IEF appoints Chief Executive Officer The Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF), a not-for-profit foundation established in 2014 to reduce poverty amongst displaced Indigenous peoples by empowering communities to develop and sustain their own cultural-based education solutions, is pleased to...
New MOU agreement with Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) has signed a new MOU agreement with the Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai (YPBM), formally known as Yayasan Pendidikan Suku Mentawai. Signed on the 14th of November, 2018, the Mentawai team continue to...
IEF seeks to appoint a Chief Executive Officer Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) is currently advertising for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position. This will be a part-time role, commencing in January 2019.This position presents a great opportunity to become a lead voice in empowering...


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IEF partner, Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai, develops the first Mentawai, Siberut language dictionary in celebration of UNESCO's International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL).

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TESTIMONIAL

“The support from IEF has been crucial and extremely impacting and is felt by the community. For example, they’re seeing their children develop new skills and understanding of our cultural wisdom, such as gathering from the forest, making handicrafts, and learning Mentawai’s traditional story, song and dance.”

Fransiskus Yan, Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai

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IEF’s Commitment to education equity for Indigenous peoples “World pledges to leave no one behind, and reach the furthest behind first” The world appraised by Indigenous peoples is conspicuously unalike the world viewed through the lenses of the participating states that adopted the global Sustainable Development Goals on 25 September 2015, an occasion that also marked the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations. No community can escape the influence of the age in which it lives, yet...
Buko pasigelaijat ngangan MentawaiMentawai language learning book Over the past few decades, the Mentawai have seen dramatic change throughout their archipelago. There has been an enormous surge in development, tourism, and immigration – bringing with it powerful foreign influence.August Tonggiat, founder of a grass-root cultural education foundation, Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai, identified how these changes are negatively affecting the Mentawai youth and in particular their connection to...