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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.

The foundation received some very exciting news this month! We were one of fourteen projects, among one hundred and twenty-eight applicants, from fifty-five countries that were selected as finalists of the 14th UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism. The Awards are held annually to highlight and promote the work
A video story that was created about our foundation earlier this year, “What responsible tourism can look like in Sumba”, was one of only two video stories in Indonesia competing to be Our Better World’s Good Story of the Year 2017.  ‘Our Better World’ is a digital story-telling initiative
December was both a nourishing and celebratory month for everyone at The Sumba Hospitality Foundation; it presented us with an abundance of treats! We kicked off the month with Christmas songs echoing throughout the campus; we all worked together to transform our school into a festive wonderland for our
But first: Happy New Year! Before the story of the puppies, we have to celebrate New Year! January marks a time of reflection and celebration for all of the staff and students at The Sumba Hospitality Foundation. We are now facing the third semester and our final four months
We want to say a huge thank you to Christopher Martin from WSET Global, an educational drinks charity based in London- UK, for delivering a workshop on wine to our Restaurant and Bar students. Chris is a WSET level 4 holder and is working with all service providers in
We kicked off October with the sounds of wedding bells. Two of our students tied the knot, right in the heart of our campus! Yes, we know what you’re thinking- a student wedding? Let us explain. It was all down to two very creative volunteers- Lilysan and Yeni, who