Papuan Voices II: The Inspirational Dr. Mia

One video from Papuan Voices II which everybody’s been talking about is Mutiara Dalam Noken (Pearl in the Noken), which tells the story of Dr. Mia, a Papuan woman who was fortunate enough to get a higher education and become a doctor. She has devoted her life to treat the ill and disenfranchised in very remote areas in West Papua, and she does that to carry on the legacy of her parents who did the same when they themselves were young health officers.

After watching ‘Pearl in the Noken’ at a screening that was held on 12 and 13 December 2014, many Papuan students discussed this video with admiration of Dr. Mia’s efforts and strength. They felt inspired to apply her noble qualities into their own lives, especially on the notion of going back and contributing to Papua.

‘Pearl in the Noken’ is just one out of eight amazing stories from Papuan Voices II that we can’t wait to share with the world. So stay tuned to our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates in the lead up to the official launch!

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