Yearly Archive for: ‘2009’

  • HIC Spotlight: Shey Chemson Senyuy Joseph

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    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. Shey …

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  • About HI Community Centers

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    Click on the image below to watch a video about the Himalayan Institute Community Centers.

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  • Khen Rinpoche Visits Honesdale

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    This past month the Himalayan Institute was honored to host Khen Rinpoche Tsetan, abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in southern India. The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama who is the 2nd highest ranking lama after the Dalai Lama. Following …

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  • Total Health Mobile Unit Expands Its Reach

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    In the Northwest Region of Cameroon, most of the roads are still unpaved and in the rainy season these dirt roads turn into slippery mud-rivers. Without a rugged vehicle, travel can be dangerous or simply impossible. For the Total Health Mobile Unit, being able to …

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  • Energy Farming at the HI Allahabad campus in India

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    In 2000, the Himalayan Institute purchased a 30-acre campus on the banks of the Ganges River in North India to create an educational retreat center. This campus was originally developed to host an excursion of over 500 people from around the world to the Maha …

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  • Local Community Shows Support for Energy Farming at the Tibetan Settlements

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    Due to the heavy rains of the monsoon season, the 20-acre Energy Farming demonstration site at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement was completely overgrown with grass. This threatened to choke the young Pongamia seedlings which were planted earlier this year. The grass was so tall that …

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  • Community Radio in Kumbo

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    Up until 5 months ago, Kumbo had suffered from severe communication isolation—a city of 100,000 with no local TV or radio station. The Kumbo Development Organization in collaboration with the BBC has started a community radio station called Bui FM, and in only 5 months …

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  • 8,000 Pongamia Seedlings

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    The Energy Farming nursery at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement is currently growing over 8,000 pongamia seedlings. Tending to a nursery of this size requires lots of attention to ensure that the seedlings get the right amount of water, sunlight, and nutrients. During the summer, temperatures …

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  • Back to School Scholarships

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    School is not free in Kumbo, Cameroon. If parents want to send their children to elementary school and high school they have to pay each year for tuition and books, even in government-run schools. On average, the total cost for one year of school is …

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  • Building the Kumbo Public Library

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    After more than a year of fundraising, book drives and planning, the construction of the Kumbo Public Library has begun. The Himalayan Institute in partnership with the Honesdale Rotary sent 25,000 books and archival quality shelving units to Kumbo, Cameroon. The Himalayan Institute Cameroon community …

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