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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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Easter

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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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. During V-DAY, 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…

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3rd place at the 14th UNWTO Awards

The foundation received some very exciting news this month! We were one of fourteen projects, among one hundred and twenty-eight applicants, from fifty-five countries that were selected as finalists of the 14th UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism. The Awards are held annually to highlight and promote the work of individuals around the world that…

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Guess who won this award?

A video story that was created about our foundation earlier this year, “What responsible tourism can look like in Sumba”, was one of only two video stories in Indonesia competing to be Our Better World’s Good Story of the Year 2017.  ‘Our Better World’ is a digital story-telling initiative that helps social enterprises promote themselves…

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It’s Tropical Christmas Time

December was both a nourishing and celebratory month for everyone at The Sumba Hospitality Foundation; it presented us with an abundance of treats! We kicked off the month with Christmas songs echoing throughout the campus; we all worked together to transform our school into a festive wonderland for our annual Christmas party. Our classrooms were…

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Puppies rescued by students!

But first: Happy New Year! Before the story of the puppies, we have to celebrate New Year! January marks a time of reflection and celebration for all of the staff and students at The Sumba Hospitality Foundation. We are now facing the third semester and our final four months together as a team; we can’t…

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