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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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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…

Congratulations Class of 2019!

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…

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 restaurant. …

3 language initiatives

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

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! 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 companies to educational, medical, and…

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