Indonesian Independence Day Ceremony

August 21, 2016 This week SHF students and staff were invited to join other schools in Sumba Barat Daya for the annual Indonesian Independence Day ceremony. Hari Merdeka honors August 17th, 1945 when The Republic of Indonesia was officially proclaimed. To celebrate this monumental date, schools from around Sumba Barat Daya performed for important Sumbanese officials […]

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The Grand Opening

July 29, 2016 The Sumba Hospitality Foundation is thankful for everyone who participated in our very successful Grand Opening.  During The Grand Opening we were very lucky to host the Bupati of Sumba Barat Daya together with many international guests. The students had the chance to perform some traditional dances and their original songs in front […]

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Our Newest Board Member, Redempta (Dempta) TeteBato

Dempta, was born and raised in Sumba baratdaya. She has been working with NGOs for over 20 years in a wide range of fields. She has experience with child protection policy and education monitoring services to measure the impact of training and logical framework analysis. Because she values the importance of education, Dempta went back […]

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Bamboo is the future!

Watch this incredible TED Talk from Elora Hardy, sustainable designer and founder of Ibuku. The school, restaurant and hotel of the Sumba Hospitality Foundation are built by Elora and her wonderful team. We decided to work together with Ibuku because bamboo is a natural sustainable material that grows very fast and is plenty in Indonesia. Though […]

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Partnership with Glion Institute of Higher Education

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 excellence […]

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The Ceremony of Laying the First Stone

Together with many friends of the foundation we travelled 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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Good local waste management example

Today I went on a Field trip to Desa Sukunan, a quite village in Yogyakarta, Central Java. Pak Iswanto, a local waste management expert introduced the concept of waste banking there. At this ‘waste bank’ or ‘bank sampah’, the waste created by the household is divided into 2 categories; organic and non-organic. Organic waste is […]

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