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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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July 29, 2016: The Grand Opening

  The Sumba Hospitality Foundation is thankful for everyone who participated in our very successful Grand Opening.  During The Grand Opening, we were very lucky to host the Bupati of Sumba Barat Daya together with many international guests. The students had the chance to perform some traditional dances and their original songs in front of…

The very first students arrived

  At 10 am the students arrived from all over Sumba and gathered at Pak Franz’s house, our neighbor who lives 50 meters from the school. They walked together with their parents to the gate where the Merapu priests, locals, and children from the elementary school welcomed them with dances, music, and speeches. It was…

Dempta Tetebato, our newest board member

Dempta was born and raised in Sumba Barat Daya. She has been working with NGOs for over 20 years in a wide range of fields. She has experience with child protection policy and education monitoring services to measure the impact of training and logical framework analysis. Because she values the importance of education, Dempta went…

Big Success for our first fundraising event in Brussels

This month, 330 people attended the first-ever fundraising dinner held on behalf of The Sumba Hospitality Foundation in Brussels, Belgium. The Indonesian Ambassador and his team were amongst the guests, not forgetting friends and family and some of our previous volunteers. It was an incredible event, with guests experiencing delicious food from the famous Boxys…

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