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Maringi Sumba

Maringi Sumba, a unique place

  The Sumba Hospitality Foundation is a unique place. Not only do we exemplify sustainable tourism, but we also offer tuition-free hospitality school training to 60 under-privileged Sumbanese youth. We do this all while managing a fully operational 9 room resort, Maringi Sumba, complete with a spa, meeting and conference rooms, and a full-service upscale…

english in sumba

Teaching English 3 ways

Community English off-Campus Sumba Hospitality Foundation is taking English to the people! Additionally, we are now bringing English classes to them. Wonderful volunteers in the community have opened up their homes and over one hundred (100) students are enjoying FREE lessons in their neighborhood three days per week!     Community English on-campus After receiving…

closing the gap

Thanks for Closing the Gap

  We would like to sincerely thank Close The Gap for supporting the foundation by providing laptops and printers to aid in the education of our students!   About Close The Gap Close the Gap is an international social enterprise that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by European…

What do First Aid and a Catwalk have in common?

At Sumba Hospitality Foundation, learning doesn’t stop at closing the books. We strongly believe in the value of self-development, creativity, and experiment.   First Aid: CPR Training Being in the hospitality industry requires more than serving guests. Sometimes guests require more assistance, so to meet our guests continued needs, our students are trained in First…


Teaching responsible tourism & democracy

Sumba Hospitality Foundation continues to collaborate with many local partners to ensure a sustainable approach to tourism in Sumba. Recently, we hosted a website launch event on campus. – The brand new website is designed by Drife and is sponsored by the William & Lily Foundation. The information on the website will grow…



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