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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 special guest: the governor of NTT

All our guests are special, but some are even more so. Recently we were honored to receive as a guest: the Governor of the East Nusa Tenggara, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province at the Sumba Hospitality Foundation. The students and staff were pleased to host these honored guests.   Not only are the Sumba Hospitality…

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Students end the year in style

Traditionally the end of the year is a moment of closure. This year, this isn’t any different. Students are able to show their progress during their exams, graduates are concluding their internships, and, of course, we’ll conclude with traditional dance performances for Christmas. Enjoy!   Exams first! Before Christmas Break, English students, Permaculture, and Core…

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Vegan cuisine for Sumba!

A vegan lifestyle can support a healthy lifestyle and protect animals, while simultaneously combating climate change. Plus, the food can be insanely delicious and becomes more widely available every year. We are happy to introduce vegan cuisine to our students as well.   But first… morning Yoga on the beach There’s nothing better than yoga…

Chef Petty Elliott

Chef Petty Elliott teaches the students

November was another busy month for the foundation! The Sumba Hotel School welcomed many guests, giving the opportunity for every student to practice and apply their skills. At one point all five guest houses were occupied, the busiest the students have been since the opening of the Hotel last month. One of the guests we…

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Cocktail training by Potato Head Bali

On October 16th, we welcomed Valerie Do and Hary Wahyudi to our campus. They were here representing Potato Head-Bali, delivering cocktail training to our Restaurant and Bar students. It was a fantastic week where our students got to experience a 3-day master class on the art of cocktail making. They learned how to make a…

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Spa opened at Maringi

Sumba Hospitality Foundation celebrated the Grand Opening of our new Spa at Maringi, our eco-resort. We welcomed many local officials and representatives from JAMU in Bali to cut the ribbon and officially open this fine new addition to the Maringi Sumba. Sumba Hospitality Foundation has six female students in the Spa program who are receiving…

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