Newsletter #31

2020-2021 school year promotion During October our SHF team visited high schools across Sumba to introduce and promote our school for the next year, school admissions with the process starting 15 December 2019. In this tour of visit, the team shared information regarding our school, including the period of admission process as well as the […]

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Newsletter #30

Although not the only thing going on at SHF this month, it was certainly the most monumental!  On Sunday, 23 June 2019, SHF and many honored guests, welcomed Cohort 4 – 60 new students from the four regions of Sumba.  As you may have read in out newsletters from earlier this year, the recruiting process […]

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Newsletter #29

As usual, there was a flurry of activity this month, but nothing compares to the main event – the moment we have all been waiting for since the school year began last July. The buzz began back in February when students were measured for their graduation robes and the buzz kept getting louder through the […]

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Newsletter #28

The April Newsletter is here! Take a look at what happened in this exciting month and enjoy looking at the amazing moments we were able to capture. The Sumba Hospitality Foundation is a unique place.  Not only do we exemplify sustainable tourism, we also offer tuition-free hospitality school training to 60 under-privileged Sumbanese youth, all […]

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Newsletter #25

Happy New Year! We hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. We were so pleased to welcome our students back to campus on 7 January 2019; Maringi Eco Resort has many guests staying at our Christmas and New Years holidays. We also have a new year dive with our guests and students, which both parties were […]

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Newsletter #24

We at the Sumba Hospitality Foundation hope we will have a wonderful Christmas and wish you all health, happiness, peace and prosperity in the New Year. We at Sumba Hospitality Foundation hope you have a beautiful Christmas and want to pray for you all health, happiness, peace and prosperity in the New Year. Before Christmas […]

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Newsletter #23

Dawned in Zombie attire, the students and staff have a super fun and safe Halloween party! Our little monsters exhibited some creative talents, some fantastic costumes and stylish jack-o-lanterns and other ghoulish décors. We ended the evening with a special Tim Burton-themed movie night. Striped in Zombie-style clothes, students and staff celebrate a very fun and safe […]

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Newsletter #22

WE ARE ALL SAFE & SOUND IN SUMBA!  Earthquakes, tsunamis, and wildfires, oh my! We are safe in Sumba, although in recent months we have had to prepare for the possibility of earthquakes and tsunamis as neighboring islands have suffered dearly from these calamities. Also, the concern of the dry season here is the threat of wildfires […]

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Newsletter #21

Now that our Spa is open for business, our Spa students have been busy in their kitchenette brewing up some amazing herbal tonics (“Jamu”) to bring health and longevity to our guests . . .  and the staff and students enjoyed a lovely sample of the “fruits of their labor” (translate “work”).  Our Spa at […]

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Newsletter #27

Our students continued to have cross-training at Nihi Sumba eco resort throughout March.  Our Sixth Group included Maria (Spa), Tomi (Culinary), Okta (Front Office), Lius (R&B), Ari (R&B), and Marsel (Housekeeping) and began this vital training in the last week of February through the first week of March.  This was followed by the Seventh Group: […]

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