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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The First Week of Classes

July 2, 2016 First Week of Classes! Classes have begun! The students jumped into to their first week of classes, splitting their time between English Class with Laura and Grant and studying the student handbook with Thomas and Aten. In English class they learn basic phrases, introductions, possessive pronouns and numbers. In Thomas’s class the […]

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July 1st Welcoming of the Students

Welcoming the new students!At 10 am the students arrived from all over Sumba and gathered at Pak Franz’s house, our neighbor who lives 50 meters from the school. They walked together with their parents to the gate where the Merapu priests, locals and children from the elementary school welcomed them with dances, music and speeches .It […]

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A Story of Hope

A Story of Hope Please read the story written by Paulce Parrera, our local student counselor, who is doing the home visits to find out more about the living conditions of our selected students and the motivation of the whole family to support them in their studies.

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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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Stenden University

On Friday, Stenden University Bali hosted a charity event at Harris Hotel in Bali to benefit the Sumba Hospitality Foundation.  The gala, featuring a belly dancer, a magician, a student band, and other entertainment, was great fun!  It was touching and heartwarming to see young people take interest in our organization.

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Update from Management Team

Hello, Please find a quick update on what the team is doing while the school is being built. Lauren, Thomas, and Malcolm are currently studying Bahasa Indonesia at Alam Bahasa in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in preparation for their move to Sumba in May. Yogyakarta, located in Java, is a fantastic city to further become acquainted with […]

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Introducing Thomas Lerch

We are very pleased to welcome Thomas Lerch to the Sumba Hospitality Foundation management team.  He has joined our team as Deputy Director of the foundation and will be assisting in the development of all curriculum for the Sumba Hotel School.  He is from Berlin, Germany and has been living in Dubai with his wife, […]

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