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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What is Chef Alex doing at “The coalition of Indonesian Women”?

This month, our Chef Alex was invited to attend The ‘Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia’ (The Coalition of Indonesian Women) to deliver a workshop on Sustainable Agriculture, particularly focusing on food and nutrition. This event was part of Rural Woman’s Week, therefore targeting and educating women in our local region. Alex attended the workshop with four of…

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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.…

Sustainable Solutions Conference in Bali

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 experiencing workshops and presentations, people were…

About our leading role in sustainability

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 of Sustainability, alongside Dempta, our Chairwoman…

A solar-powered birthday party

Our founder, Inge De Lathauwer, came for one week with 9 friends to visit and see how the students were progressing as well as celebrate her birthday with her extended Sumba Hospitality Foundation family. Her friends organized a jewelry workshop, tree planting, interviews, and photographed our students to make a yearbook. The Restaurant and Bar…

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…

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