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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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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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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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Independence Day and Cleanup Day

  Stealing the show on Independence Day   August 17th marks a significant day for Indonesia, it is known as Hari Kemerdekaan, which translates in English as Independence Day. This year, Sumba Hospitality Foundation joined the local celebrations; the streets were festooned with elaborate parades, including marching bands and cheerleading performed by local school children.…

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Celebrating our First Anniversary

Our first-year Anniversary This month, we celebrated our first-year anniversary at The Sumba Hospitality Foundation! We are now one month into our second year and our educational program is in full swing. At the beginning of the month, the students were given a schedule jam-packed with activities. They have been learning English, whilst also receiving…

800 applicants on Campus!

April showered The Sumba Hospitality Foundation with precious gifts, 800 gifts to be precise! Earlier this month, our school came alive as 800 eager, Sumbanese students flooded our campus, all with the goal of confirming a place at our school for the next academic year, starting in July 2017. It was a very busy week;…

The most Beautiful Fundraiser ever

  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 lessons in hygiene and self-grooming.  …

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