Sekolah Tinggi Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (STKIP) or Teacher Training and Pedagogical College of Weetebula Sumba is a new higher institution which was established by Yapnusda, in 2009 and received the operational permit from the Ministry of Education in 2013. The aim of the establishment of STKIP Weetebula is to contribute toward the improvement of education situation in Sumba and East Nusa Tenggara province (NTT). The education situation in NTT is lagging behind other provinces and it is shown in NTT human development index in 2015, the ranking is 32 out of 34 provinces in Indonesia.
To achieve those goals, STKIP has to deal with many challenges such as the provision of well-trained lecturers, to adapt and improvise the national Curricula, providing classrooms and other campus infrastructures as well as to have good management system. Since February 2012, Misereor-financed projects have been running to support STKIP in achieving its goals.