Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2009’

  • 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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  • Energy Farming to Combat Climate Change

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    Energy Farming refers to the sustainable cultivation of crops that provide green energy, most notably biofuel—crops like sunflower, castor, Jatropha, and Pongamia. As the cost of petroleum rises, the need for alternative sources of energy becomes more urgent. Energy Farming empowers rural farmers to enter …

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  • Preview: October 15, 2009

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    On October 15, 2009, the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian blog will participate in Blog Action Day. Blog Action Day is an international event where thousands of blog writers from around the world spend the day writing about a single issue — this year the focus is …

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