Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Habema Operations Command (Koops Habema) on Monday conducted measures under the Smart Papua program to support learning activities at Homeyo Field School in Homeyo Subdistrict, Intan Jaya District, Papua.

"This is one effort of Koops Habema to provide basic services for the Papua community to accelerate development in the Papua region,"
Commander of Joint Defense Regional Command (Kogabwilhan) III Lt Gen. Richard T. H. Tampubolon said in a press statement received by ANTARA here on Monday.

"The safe situation in the Homeyo Subdistrict has raised the enthusiasm of the community to prepare a better future, including educational activities for children at the Field School initiated by Koops Habema through the Smart Papua Program," he added.

The program organized by the Koops Habema Territorial Task Force led by Colonel Arm Stefie Jantje Nuhujanan was held after the situation in the subdistrict was declared safe after the recent evacuation, and residents were allowed to carry out normal activities again.

Koops Habema has deployed the Territorial Task Force (Satgaster) as the Intan Jaya Preparatory Territorial Command at the location.

The task force has continued to assist the Homeyo community, especially in providing basic services to meet the community's needs, including educational facilities for children.

The Free Papua Organization (OPM) recently burned down the Inpres Pogapa Elementary School building in Homeyo Subdistrict, which was attended by children in the area and its surroundings.

The physical building of SDN Inpres Pogapa was razed to the ground, and all that remains is rubble.

This has made it difficult for children and teachers to carry out learning activities.

To continue teaching and learning activities in the area, Koops Habema invited residents to work together to clean up the rubble and set up TNI tents to establish a Field School on the school's land.

The Smart Papua program involved several activities, including the distribution of school uniforms and books, as well as learning activities and games led by Soldiers of Koops Habema Territorial Task Force.

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