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Enjoy inspiring stories of beautiful Sumba, our activities, and our charming students as our blog takes you behind the scenes of Sumba, the foundation, and our social enterprises Maringi and Makan Dulu.

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recruitment at shf

Recruitment Time!

Sumba Hospitality Foundation’s recruitment of Cohort 4 commenced at the beginning of this year. This is an important and extensive process. Many information sessions were held throughout the four regions of Sumba in January and February. After we received all applications, members of the Foundation and our NGO Partners run the selection of students, which…

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Permaculture and Promotion

  During October, our Sumba Hospitality Foundation team visited high schools across Sumba to introduce and promote our school for next year’s admissions. During these visits, the team shared information about our school, including the admission process and the rationale behind the school foundation – that is to educate young, underprivileged Sumbanese in the knowledge…

Graduation in SHF!

Graduation of the 2019 Class!

Graduation! As usual, there was a flurry of activity this month, but nothing compares to the main event – the moment we have all been waiting for since the school year began last July. The buzz began back in February when students were measured for their graduation robes and the buzz kept getting louder through…

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Welcome, new students!

Although not the only thing going on at SHF this month, it was certainly the most monumental! On Sunday, 23 June 2019, SHF and many honored guests welcomed Cohort 4 – 60 new students from the four regions of Sumba. The recruiting process for our students is quite extensive and began in December 2018. With…

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…

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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…

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