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.


School Visits and Radio Interviews create awareness

Inge De Lathauwer, Lauren Bruggemans and Dempta Bato visited high schools in 4 regions of Sumba – Sumba Timur, Sumba Tengah, Sumba Barat and Sumba Barat Daya. We will select 10 students from each region so that our school fully represents the island of Sumba. Our goal is for our students to learn from each…

Bamboo Construction has Started

  There are currently 40 Balinese bamboo workers building our school in Sumba. Although it is tough being posted away from home and living in tents, they continue working diligently on the project. In order to recreate some of the comforts of home, they have built small bamboo altars for their offerings. These men also…

Tony Bruggemans: Mentor and Advisor of the Foundation

Tony is a very active member of the foundation sharing his experience in the tourism industry and his extensive network in Indonesia. Born in Liege Belgium, Tony graduated from C.E.R.I.A. Hotel School in Brussels. He spent 14 months in Antarctica as intendant of the first Belgian-Dutch Expedition at the King Baudouin Base in Queen Maud…

Partnership with GLION

We are very excited to announce a partnership between the Sumba Hospitality Foundation and Glion Institute of Higher Education. After 50 years of excellence, Glion is ranked among the top three hospitality schools for preparing students for an international career in hospitality management. 11,000 alumni all over the world who have forged its reputation for…

The First Stone

Together with many friends of the foundation, we traveled to Sumba to attend the ceremony of laying the first stone of the school. The Merapi priest read the ceremonial sacrifices and told us that the spirits are in support of the new owner and the construction of the school. The local community gathered on the…



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