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Small sustainability projects that matter

  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 Kawona Beach. SHF students collaborated with Bakti Luhur Vocational School, the Sumba Tour Guide Association, and Sinar Tambolaka Hotel to restore this local attraction to…

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Permaculture and Promotion

  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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Cocktails, cheese, and coffee

Cocktails or mocktails? We are so proud of our R & B students and their amazing instructors, Claartje Bakker, from the Netherlands. Using hand-picked ingredients from our own garden, the students carefully crafted a delicious array of unique syrups from herbs, berries, and fruits which were used to create amazing cocktails including the new Sumba…

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What is Chef Alex doing at “The coalition of Indonesian Women”?

This month, our Chef Alex was invited to attend The ‘Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia’ (The Coalition of Indonesian Women) to deliver a workshop on Sustainable Agriculture, particularly focusing on food and nutrition. This event was part of Rural Woman’s Week, therefore targeting and educating women in our local region. Alex attended the workshop with four of…

Sustainable Solutions Conference in Bali

From the 16th -20th April, we traveled to Bali to partake in The Sustainable Solutions Conference, held at The Green School, an eco-conscious, progressive international school within the jungle in Ubud. The aim of the conference was to unite people with a shared passion for sustainability; through giving and experiencing workshops and presentations, people were…

About our leading role in sustainability

One of our school’s leading focuses is sustainability; our campus runs off a combination of different sustainable elements: our field of solar panels, our waste-water treatment, our composting center, and our bio-intensive gardens full of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables. Of course, news spreads quickly and Malcolm, our Director of Sustainability, alongside Dempta, our Chairwoman…

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