Type of Student: Missionary Kid, National, Expatriate
Certification Needed: No
Years of Experience Required: None
Minimum Length: Long-Term
Monthly Stipend Provided: $USD 500.00
Monthly Support Estimate for One Person: USD $1,000.00
About the Ob Anggen Current Opportunities Position
Openings at our schools and projects can change frequently, so our website doesn’t always reflect the most current opportunities. Please inquire below if you’re particularly interested in this school and would like to know more about potential unlisted and/or future listings.
About Ob Anggen
Ob Anggen (Tribal language for "Good Fruit") has 3 small village schools struggling to provide an international standard of Christian education in the highlands of Papua, Indonesia. Our remote locations, a mile high on the equator, makes life an adventure as we seek to bring the best quality education to the children of illiterate barefoot farmers just one step out of the stone age.
Our goal is not only to educate, but to disciple and equip children to transform and empower their families and communities. Our 60 staff from more than 10 languages are deeply committed to life in an intentional community of grace and growth.
Some say this vision is impossible and we are crazy to even try. We believe that most visions from God are called impossible and that those who are foolish enough to try are called crazy. So, if you are crazy enough to try the impossible, you will fit well in Ob Anggen. Other Benefits the School Offers: We can work with individuals based on their needs and support level. The goal is that expats raise their own support but we can help in the process.
Indonesia Country Facts
255,993,674 (July 2015 est.)
Muslim 87.2%, Christian 7%, Roman Catholic 2.9%
Below Poverty Line
11.3% (2014 est.)
Country Summary (from the World Factbook)
The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled SUHARTO in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.
Let us know how we can start this conversation! All we need to get started is some basic information. The more you are able to tell us, the faster we can find a fit for you.
Who We Are
We wholeheartedly desire to serve our Father’s world, to love Jesus Christ, and to see individuals and communities transformed by His Spirit through education.
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