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.


95 beautiful chicks

Yes, we had our hands full with 95 chicks, and much more. Let us update you on some every-day events that made our day. We are feeling mixed emotions as we enter our last term at The Sumba Hospitality Foundation; we are so sad to see our first students leave, yet also so proud of…

About our leading role in sustainability

One of our school’s leading focuses is sustainability; our campus runs off a combination of different sustainable elements: our field of solar panels, our waste-water treatment, our composting center, and our bio-intensive gardens full of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables. Of course, news spreads quickly and Malcolm, our Director of Sustainability, alongside Dempta, our Chairwoman…

Naomi’s Story of Hope

This is Naomi’s story, told by Paulce Parrera. Paulce is, as our local student counselor, doing the home visits to find out more about the living conditions of our selected students and the motivation of the whole family to support them in their studies.   A Story of Hope After 20 minutes of riding from…

Behind the scenes at NIHI and Bambu Indah

  Special guest: General Manager Bambu Indah Recently we had the General Manager of Bambu Indah, Mrs. Diane Lion Giustiniani, as a guest at our school. Bambu Indah is a boutique hotel located in Ubud, Bali. She came from Bali to meet our students and she told them how she and her team provide very…

A solar-powered birthday party

Our founder, Inge De Lathauwer, came for one week with 9 friends to visit and see how the students were progressing as well as celebrate her birthday with her extended Sumba Hospitality Foundation family. Her friends organized a jewelry workshop, tree planting, interviews, and photographed our students to make a yearbook. The Restaurant and Bar…



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