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July 29, 2016: The Grand Opening

  The Sumba Hospitality Foundation is thankful for everyone who participated in our very successful Grand Opening.  During The Grand Opening, we were very lucky to host the Bupati of Sumba Barat Daya together with many international guests. The students had the chance to perform some traditional dances and their original songs in front of…

The very first students arrived

  At 10 am the students arrived from all over Sumba and gathered at Pak Franz’s house, our neighbor who lives 50 meters from the school. They walked together with their parents to the gate where the Merapu priests, locals, and children from the elementary school welcomed them with dances, music, and speeches. It was…

Dempta Tetebato, our newest board member

Dempta was born and raised in Sumba Barat Daya. 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…

Introduction to Sumba

With its unspoiled natural landscape, world-renowned Ikat textiles, and one of the last remaining authentic animist cultures in the world, Sumba has much to offer to tourists. The local culture and traditions of the Sumbanese are still very much alive while they also have an innate friendliness towards foreigners. However, Sumba has a dark side…

School Visits and Radio Interviews create awareness

Inge De Lathauwer, Lauren Bruggemans and Dempta Bato visited high schools in 4 regions of Sumba – Sumba Timur, Sumba Tengah, Sumba Barat and Sumba Barat Daya. We will select 10 students from each region so that our school fully represents the island of Sumba. Our goal is for our students to learn from each…

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