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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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A workshop by Petty Elliot

This month, we welcomed back one of our favorite Indonesian chefs, Petty Elliot. Petty is not only a renowned chef, but she is also an author and an ambassador for Indonesian cuisine all over the world. She hosted a workshop for the students. The purpose of her visit was to deliver a culinary workshop for…

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…

weekuri

Daytrip to Weekuri Lagoon

We are safe in Sumba, although in recent months we have had to prepare for the possibility of earthquakes and tsunamis as neighboring islands have suffered dearly from these calamities. Also, the concern of the dry season here is the threat of wildfires on adjacent properties. Agriculture techniques, and their other rubbish; farmers in the…

tourism

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. – sumbatourism.co.id The brand new website sumbatourism.co.id is designed by Drife and is sponsored by the William & Lily Foundation. The information on the website will grow…

cocktails and cheese

Cocktails, cheese, and coffee

Cocktails or mocktails? We are so proud of our R & B students and their amazing instructors, Claartje Bakker, from the Netherlands. Using hand-picked ingredients from our own garden, the students carefully crafted a delicious array of unique syrups from herbs, berries, and fruits which were used to create amazing cocktails including the new Sumba…

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