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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…

Cross training at Nihi Sumba

We are proud to be able to count the best of the best among our preferred partners. Most have welcomed our students for several years in a row and are employing alumni as we speak. A loyal partner from the very start has been Nihi Sumba. Not only do they employ our alumni, and do…

Small sustainability projects that make a difference

  Creating partnerships for sustainability The Sumba Hospitality Foundation is all about sustainability and community service. In that spirit, our students recently joined forces with other groups and businesses near the Kawona Beach. SHF students collaborated with Bakti Luhur Vocational School, the Sumba Tour Guide Association, and Sinar Tambolaka Hotel to restore this local attraction…

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…

Student Recruiting Time!

Sumba Hospitality Foundation’s recruitment of Cohort 4 commenced at the beginning of this year. This is an important and extensive process. Many information sessions were held throughout the four regions of Sumba in January and February. After we received all applications, members of the Foundation and our NGO Partners run the selection of students, which…

Promotion and Permaculture

  During October, our Sumba Hospitality Foundation team visited high schools across Sumba to introduce and promote our school for next year’s admissions. During these visits, the team shared information about our school, including the admission process and the rationale behind the school foundation – that is to educate young, underprivileged Sumbanese in the knowledge…

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