A new approach to vocational education


The Sumba Hospitality Foundation has built a self-sufficient hotel school and permaculture farm, situated on the island of Sumba. We provide vocational education for underprivileged high school graduates between the ages of 17 and 23 years old.

Our campus is built entirely from bamboo and encompasses full boarding facilities for students and teachers, open-air classrooms, a fully equipped professional kitchen and a small eco-resort, all powered by solar energy.

Our varied curriculum focusses not only on hospitality training, but also includes sustainable tourism, environmental awareness, permaculture farming and personal development. The students are given the opportunity to finish their one year program with an internship at a Five star hotel or restaurant.

Besides our educational program and internship, acceptance to our school includes full boarding, meals and healthcare.

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