Sustainability

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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Cross training in Nihi

Cross-training at Nihi Sumba

We are proud to be able to count the best of the best among our preferred partners. Most have welcomed our students for several years in a row and are employing alumni as we speak. A loyal partner from the very start has been Nihi Sumba. They employ our alumni and they have our students…

Sustainability kept by students

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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Vegan cuisine for Sumba!

A vegan lifestyle can support a healthy lifestyle and protect animals, while simultaneously combating climate change. Plus, the food can be insanely delicious and becomes more widely available every year. We are happy to introduce vegan cuisine to our students as well.   But first… morning Yoga on the beach There’s nothing better than yoga…

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3rd place at the 14th UNWTO Awards

The foundation received some very exciting news this month! We were one of fourteen projects, among one hundred and twenty-eight applicants, from fifty-five countries that were selected as finalists of the 14th UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism. The Awards are held annually to highlight and promote the work of individuals around the world that…

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Guess who won this award?

A video story that was created about our foundation earlier this year, “What responsible tourism can look like in Sumba”, was one of only two video stories in Indonesia competing to be Our Better World’s Good Story of the Year 2017.  ‘Our Better World’ is a digital story-telling initiative that helps social enterprises promote themselves…

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