Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2008’

  • School of Carpentry and Construction Made Mobile

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    As part of a larger community outreach program, mason Divine Nfor of the Himalayan Institute’s School of Carpentry and Construction has been teaching in the local Government Technical High School (GTHS) Kumbo. His class, Construction Processes, is filled with civil engineering students in form seven, …

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  • A Visit to Nkum

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    In April 2007, Kumbo Sub-Division, an administrative district covering 300,000 people, was divided into two. The new sub-division, Nkum, encompassed some of the region’s coldest temperatures and least developed villages, including Kishong, site of the Himalayan Institute’s School of Energy Farming. Since the split, the …

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  • HIC Spotlight: Napoleon Kome

    In the midst of the Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s major humanitarian initiatives, the remarkable stories of those responsible often go unreported. This section of the blog seeks to showcase the diverse range of backgrounds, talents, obstacles, and triumphs represented in our local staff and contacts. Napoleon …

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  • Yoga to Relieve Back Pain

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    On Saturday, the HIC’s Total Health Center hosted a public event titled Yoga to Relieve Back Pain. Resident yoga instructor Virat Xavier and Total Health consultant Joan Fomum led the group in stretches and exercises to strengthen the muscles of the back and abdomen. Xavier …

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  • World Rural Women’s Day

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    October 15th, 2008 marked the thirteenth World Rural Women’s Day, an annual international event geared towards better understanding and assisting the demographic. In Kumbo, the day is celebrated with a conference of women’s groups from surrounding villages. It gives the women a chance to meet …

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  • Crop Diversification to Improve Diet and Nutrition

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    The HIC held an interdisciplinary seminar on Saturday entitled Crop Diversification to Improve Diet and Nutrition. The event called together staff from the agricultural School of Energy Farming and the wellness-oriented Total Health Center. Anita Mongshi of Total Health explained how the common local diet, …

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