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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...
New IEF Board members and corporate review
Sunday, 30 September 2018
New IEF Board members and corporate review One key objective for IEF over the past twelve months has been to strengthen our Foundation’s Governance. As part of this, we have appointed five new members to the IEF Board. In no particular order, we are delighted to introduce Dr. Stephen Duns...


SUCCESS STORIES

The Indigenous Mentawai community are finally seeing their wants, needs and ideas for a sustainable solution to prevent and protect against long-term poverty become a reality.

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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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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...
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 relationship and involvement with the Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF).Can you help us understand the aspirations, fears and visions of your community?The fear of our community is that...