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 #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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Our Newest Board Member, Redempta (Dempta) TeteBato

Dempta, was born and raised in Sumba baratdaya. She has been working with NGOs for over 20 years in a wide range of fields. She has experience with child protection policy and education monitoring services to measure the impact of training and logical framework analysis. Because she values the importance of education, Dempta went back […]

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The Sumba House

Below is a link to a fantastic article about the Sumba House at Bambu Indah, an extraordinary eco hotel in Bali founded by John and Cynthia Hardy.  They have created a guest house using the unique design of a traditional Sumbanese home.  We are very excited that Ibuku, founded by John’s daughter, Elora, has designed […]

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Great Men at Work!

There are currently 40 Balinese bamboo workers building our school on Sumba. Although it is tough being posted away from home and living in tents, they continue working diligently on the project, and the fruits of their labor are displayed in this album. In order to recreate some of the comforts of home, they have […]

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Bamboo is the future!

Watch this incredible TED Talk from Elora Hardy, sustainable designer and founder of Ibuku. The school, restaurant and hotel of the Sumba Hospitality Foundation are built by Elora and her wonderful team. We decided to work together with Ibuku because bamboo is a natural sustainable material that grows very fast and is plenty in Indonesia. Though […]

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Partnership with Glion Institute of Higher Education

We are very excited to announce a partnership between the Sumba Hospitality Foundation and Glion Institute of Higher Education. After 50 years of excellence, Glion is ranked among the top three hospitality schools for preparing students for an international career in hospitality management. 11,000 alumni all over the world who have forged its reputation for excellence […]

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