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IEF & Suku Mentawai Creative Design Initiative: Participants The Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) partnered with the Mentawai Cultural and Education Foundation (YPBM) in September 2020 to facilitate a cultural arts and design initiative. Nearly 100 Mentawai students participated from 5 of...
Authentic expressions, real world aspirations   September 2020 marked an exciting month for the Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) and the Mentawai Cultural and Education Foundation (YPBM). Facilitated by YPBM and IEF, nearly 100 Indigenous Mentawai students from 5 learning hubs in Siberut...
Indigenous livelihood, body culture and play Mentawai woman, Bai Tiru, fishes in the river for crabs, shrimp, and fish. Photo by Joo Peter. The spectacular colours and motifs of the Mentawai peoples—the body culture, play and identity of a surviving and burgeoning culture—were profiled in Live...
Celebrating “Together As One” with individual acts of kindness IEF partnered with lead marketing and communications agency, VMLY&R, to celebrate Worldwide Foundation Day on Thursday, September 24, under the rubric “Together As One,” a fitting theme that brings together IEF and VMLY&R’s core...
Appraising the world through indigenous art: bursting with optimism and colour Two female students take part in an art initative encouraging expression of how they see the world and themselves within. Photo: YPBM Over 100 indigenous Mentawai students from 5 learning hubs in Siberut island,...
Future leader finding voice through indigenous education Martison Siritoitet is an indigenous Mentawai student who enrolled in the Mentawai indigenous learning hub program in the final year of his high school education. Almost 3 years on and Martison has been awarded scholarship to study...


SUCCESS STORIES

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 & Suku Mentawai Creative Design Initiative: Participants The Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) partnered with the Mentawai Cultural and Education Foundation (YPBM) in September 2020 to facilitate a cultural arts and design initiative. Nearly 100 Mentawai students participated from 5 of YPBM’s indigenous learning hubs across Siberut Island, Indonesia. We are pleased to share with you the following seven shortlisted artworks, their respective artists, and the artists’ depictions of their...
Authentic expressions, real world aspirations   September 2020 marked an exciting month for the Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) and the Mentawai Cultural and Education Foundation (YPBM). Facilitated by YPBM and IEF, nearly 100 Indigenous Mentawai students from 5 learning hubs in Siberut Island, Indonesia, participated in their very first cultural arts and design initiative! Mentawai students creating artworks as part of a creative design project. The purpose of this creative design project...