Sumba Hospitality FoundationJul 02, 2017
This was a brief trip to see the new batch of students at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, but also to salute the success of the first graduates, four of whom are working well at Nihi, with every single graduate from the Foundation’s first year intake already successful in gaining valuable work experience placements elsewhere in Indonesia.
Since our last visit in late November 2016 the campus is greening quickly, the range of fresh produce being grown is simply astonishes and the orchard is looking good. Applications for the second year were even higher far beyond the available places, with applicants showing good English skills.
This unique hotel school is a tribute to the incredible efforts of founder Inge De Lathauwer, Lauren Bruggemans, Deputy Director of the Foundation Thomas Lerch, Chef Alessandro Colombis and the hardworking staff and volunteers. Looking forward to going back later this year.