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 #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 #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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Newsletter #26

Our fifth and sixth groups are in their cross training through our partnership with world-renowned eco-resort, NIHI SUMBA. Group 5 departed from campus on Saturday, 26 January and included: Samuel (Culinary), Mia (Housekeeping), Monik (Front Office), Yuyun (Culinary), and Istar (R&B). We welcomed their return and sent the sixth group on 23 February.  The sixth […]

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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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The Ceremony of Laying the First Stone

Together with many friends of the foundation we travelled to Sumba to attend the ceremony of laying the first stone of the school. The Merapi priest read the ceremonial sacrifices and told us that the spirits are in support of the new owner and the construction of the school. The local community gathered on the […]

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Glion Alumni gathering at the Pullman Jakarta

On April 9 we hosted the Glion Alumni cocktail at the Pullman Jakarta. Tommy, chairman of the Board of Management of our foundation and head of AAG Glion, did an excellent job organizing the event.  We think it is important to build a network in Indonesia to help the school become sustainable and self sufficient […]

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