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Ending the year in style

Traditionally the end of the year is a moment of closure. This year, this isn’t any different. Students are able to show their progress during their exams, graduates are concluding their internships, and, of course, we’ll conclude with traditional dance performances for Christmas. Enjoy!   Exams first! Before Christmas Break, English students, Permaculture, and Core…

Grand Opening Maringi Spa

Sumba Hospitality Foundation celebrated the Grand Opening of our new Spa at Maringi, our eco-resort. We welcomed many local officials and representatives from JAMU in Bali to cut the ribbon and officially open this fine new addition to the Maringi Sumba. Sumba Hospitality Foundation has six female students in the Spa program who are receiving…

President Jokowi staying at Maringi?

July 12th proved to be a very special day for Sumba. The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, arrived to attend both the Tenun Ikat Festival and the Sandalwood Festival in the region of Sumba Barat Daya. He spoke to a crowd of over 2000 people, all hoping to catch a glimpse of their inspirational leader. …

Happy Easter: 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…

In the other news: students rescue puppies!

But first: Happy 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 quite believe how the time has flown, but we have come back…

2 students married on campus!

We kicked off October with the sounds of wedding bells. Two of our students tied the knot, right in the heart of our campus! Yes, we know what you’re thinking- a student wedding? Let us explain. It was all down to two very creative volunteers- Lilysan and Yeni, who visited our campus in order to…

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