Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2009’

  • School of Carpentry and Construction Public Demonstration

    On Saturday, the HIC’s School of Carpentry and Construction opened its doors to local crafstmen, apprentices, and high school students for a free public workshop entitled Advanced Wood Finishing Techniques. Professional woodworker Marten Nyar headlined the event. For his first demonstration, Marten piles finished eucalyptus …

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  • Teaching Job Creation

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    The Himalayan Institute’s Shey Wongibe has been teaching students at Kumbo’s Government Technical High School (GTHS) the theory and technique behind Sacred Link Jewelry. The goal is simple: teach interested students the skills needed to design and produce jewelry, so that they can create micro-enterprises …

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  • A Coalition of NGOs

    In Cameroon, government funding is in short supply, so it is up to Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to bring health, education, and other important services to communities in need. Some of these NGOs are international organizations, bringing staff in from the US, Canada, Holland, Nepal, etc. …

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  • Irrigation in Kishong

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    The site for the Energy Farming project in Kishong is beautiful: a large hill leads down to a stream, which runs along the base of the land. The dry season leaves this area without water for 6 months at a time, so without irrigation the …

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  • Mbveh Center Grand Opening

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    After a week of renovation, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon opened its first branch center in Mbveh, revealing a freshly painted building stocked with herbal medicine, homeopathy, Neti Wash Neti Pots, Sacred Link Jewelry, and Humanitarian trAID products. The Grand Opening fell on Kaavi, which is …

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  • Sandra Anderson’s weblog: “Adventures in Yoga”

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    Please take a moment to discover Sandra Anderson’s weblog “Re-Enchanting the World: Adventures in Yoga” today. You’ll find food for thought, inspiration (hopefully), stories from pilgrimages to India, and ruminations on various topics related to yoga practice, including the interesting tendency of science to validate …

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