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Independence Day and Cleanup Day

  Stealing the show on Independence Day   August 17th marks a significant day for Indonesia, it is known as Hari Kemerdekaan, which translates in English as Independence Day. This year, Sumba Hospitality Foundation joined the local celebrations; the streets were festooned with elaborate parades, including marching bands and cheerleading performed by local school children.…

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Celebrating our First Anniversary

Our first-year Anniversary This month, we celebrated our first-year anniversary at The Sumba Hospitality Foundation! We are now one month into our second year and our educational program is in full swing. At the beginning of the month, the students were given a schedule jam-packed with activities. They have been learning English, whilst also receiving…


Graduates start their internships

In June we celebrated the end of our first school year at the Sumba Hospitality Foundation. We said goodbye and good luck to our first-ever body of graduates before sending them on their way to begin their internships at 5-star hotels and restaurants across Sumba and Bali. Eight of our students were lucky enough to…

Congratulations to our first graduates!

Over the last four months, all of our students were presented with a fantastic opportunity, an opportunity that allowed them to take the skills that they had acquired at our school and put them into practice in a 5 star, luxury resort. Nihiwatu’s unique and wild location, situated in East Sumba, ensures it stands out…

800 applicants on Campus!

April showered The Sumba Hospitality Foundation with precious gifts, 800 gifts to be precise! Earlier this month, our school came alive as 800 eager, Sumbanese students flooded our campus, all with the goal of confirming a place at our school for the next academic year, starting in July 2017. It was a very busy week;…



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