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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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Wai Humba Festival

The Wai Humba Festival is an annual, traditional festival of Sumba that aims to protect the environment, especially the water sources of the island. The main basis of the Wai Hulba Festival is a reflection of Hinduism. This festival is not a tourist festival but a space for the consolidation of the culture of the people…

3 language initiatives

Community English off-Campus Sumba Hospitality Foundation is taking English to the people! Now we are bringing English classes to them. Wonderful volunteers in the community have opened up their homes and over one hundred (100) students are enjoying FREE English lessons in their neighborhood three days per week. Go English Go!     Community English…

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…

President Jokowi staying at Maringi?

July 12th proved to be a very special day for Sumba. The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, arrived to attend both the Tenun Ikat Festival and the Sandalwood Festival in the region of Sumba Barat Daya. He spoke to a crowd of over 2000 people, all hoping to catch a glimpse of their inspirational leader. …

Happy Easter: 60 new students

Easter is celebrated with gusto in Sumba; the churches come alive with the sounds of joyful singing; it is a time for family and celebration fills the air. This year, our Restaurant and Bar students prepared a stall just outside of our campus as an offering to the Easter parade that passed by. We presented…

V-DAY at our Campus

The 14th of February was an extremely important day this year at Sumba Hospitality Foundation, because of V-Day, the global movement for stopping violence against women and girls. We held a workshop for our staff and students in order to raise awareness of violence against women. Throughout the day we were joined by local NGOs…

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