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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.

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
  Earlier this month, a fundraiser was held in Jakarta in order to raise money for a beauty and grooming workshop for our students. Shortly after, a team consisting of Tania, Kristin, Teddy, and Ana arrived in Sumba equipped with an abundance of gifts, all of them centered around
Cross-training at NIHI This month, our second batch of students left us to go and carry out a two-week-long cross-exposure program at the world-renowned resort NIHI. We said goodbye and good luck to five students from our four different departments; Housekeeping, Front Office, Culinary and Restaurant and Bar. The
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
This is Naomi’s story, told by Paulce Parrera. Paulce is, as our local student counselor, doing the home visits to find out more about the living conditions of our selected students and the motivation of the whole family to support them in their studies.   A Story of Hope
  Special guest: General Manager Bambu Indah Recently we had the General Manager of Bambu Indah, Mrs. Diane Lion Giustiniani, as a guest at our school. Bambu Indah is a boutique hotel located in Ubud, Bali. She came from Bali to meet our students and she told them how