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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…

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Pasola, a matter of life and death

Staff and students recently had the opportunity to experience the traditional Pasola Festival which is most popular in Southwest and West Sumba Regencies. It was quite an unforgettable cultural experience. A unique traditional festival The Pasola Festival is held annually between the months of February and March and is held in several places in West…

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Teaching English 3 ways

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

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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…

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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. …

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Easter with 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…

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