Our 8th Year Anniversary

Avidity International turns 8! It is remarkable to consider how far we have come; the founder went through blindness, a life threatening episode, and more recently we did not just survived the pandemic but we have built a foundation that allowed us to thrive. We have come out of it better and stronger now than we have ever been before.

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SUMBA: OUR HIGHLIGHTS AND GRATITUDE

Our visit to Sumba Island had a great impact on our lives. Even though Sumba Island’s scenery left us speechless, we were stunned to see how the locals lived. When we visited the traditional Sumbanese Village, the poor living conditions they were experiencing brought tears to our eyes. These villagers have the warmest hearts. They are all incredibly friendly and wonderful. They even extended an invitation for us to visit...

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SUMBA: THE IMPACT AND FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

Avidity International had embarked on a special one-week AvidOutreach Program. We are proud to have facilitated the Program for; . 15 dedicated staff . 57 enthusiastic students consist of; . 36 girls and . 21 boys

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The People of Sumba Hospitality Foundation

The People of Sumba Hospitality Foundation Ibu Inge De Lathauwer, a remarkable woman who recognized the need to assist young Sumbanese, launched the Sumba Hospitality Foundation (SHF) in the year 2016. The organization she founded gives 60 children an opportunity to attend their hospitality school each year in an effort to break the cycle of poverty for the people of Sumba. These children come from unfathomable poverty and many of...

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The Training of The Youths of Sumba Hospitality Foundation

The Training of The Youths of Sumba Hospitality Foundation Through our avidOutReach Program, we had the opportunity to provide the Sumba Hospitality Foundation’s students and staff with empowerment through the delivery of a one-week leadership and personal development program. The program’s modules, which included Leading in Customer-Centric Culture, Coaching, Effective Communication in Hospitality, The CorporateAthlete, and Managing Generation Gap, were designed to engage and motivate the participants.

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The School of Sumba Hospitality Foundation

Being able to stay in the bamboo pavilions during our avidOutreach Program was a truly incredible experience for us. Visitors and volunteers are welcome to stay at The Sumba Hospitality School, the on-campus hotel school run by The Sumba Hospitality Foundation (SHF). In addition to staying in a hotel, you can get to know the students better and support them as they work to develop the island’s tourism industry, which...

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The Culture & Environment Of Sumba

Previous Next Sumba Island is located in the eastern portion of the Indonesian Archipelago and has its own distinctive splendors. Here you can find hilltop villages with thatched traditional homes and distinctive megalithic graves where locals still pay respect to their ancestors in the ancient Marapu belief. There are four regencies that make up the […]

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Sumba Hospitality Foundation

Sumba, a small island in eastern Indonesia, is one of the poorest regions of the country. Plenty of families live in adversities and the opportunities to attain a better life are rather narrow. Sumba Hospitality Foundation is an organization that aims to provide young Sumbanese the opportunity of vocational education in hopes to equip them with the right skills and increase their employment opportunities. They believe that all young people...

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Avidian’s Skyworlds Company Retreat

We’ve been working hard, and it was time to celebrate. The Avidian recently took a company retreat to Genting Highland, where we had a blast with our colleagues not only as a team, but as friends and family. This retreat was an homage to all the hard work we’ve put in this year; in just the first half of 2022, we were able to achieve as much as we did...

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