Yearly Archive for: ‘2009’

  • New Vision for Rural Communities

    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon has unveiled a new rural empowerment project called New Vision. The goal of the project is to bring affordable reading glasses to the rural communities of Cameroon and at the same time create jobs for the people selling the glasses. Reading …

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  • Labor Day Parade

    May 1, 2009 was Cameroon’s national Labor Day. For the Himalayan Institute Cameroon it was a day of celebration and pride. Each year, Labor Day in Kumbo is marked by a grand parade at the stadium to honor all vocations, businesses, and organizations in the …

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  • Total Health Center Goes Mobile

    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon is bringing affordable health solutions to more and more communities every week with its new Total Health mobile unit. The mobile unit team is made up of three members: a trained Total Health consultant, a Total Health pharmacist, and a public …

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  • Energy Farming Expo

    The arrival of three new tractors was a cause for celebration at the HIC and will be a great help for local farmers in Cameroon’s Bui Division. The modern equipment will be available to farmers through a service rental program, which will allow them to …

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  • Origins of the Himalayan Institute, Tibetan Collaboration

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    The seed of the Himalayan Institute Tibetan Community Center vision was planted in winter 2007, when an Institute member introduced the HI Community Center concept to representatives of the Tibet Fund, an independent US-based nonprofit organization that works closely with the Central Tibetan Administration and …

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  • Growing Medicine

    Together, the School of Energy Farming and the Total Health Center are bringing the healing benefits of medicinal herbs to the people of Kumbo. Energy Farming has expanded its cultivation of medicinal herbs to include turmeric, brahmi, calendula, echinacea, isabgol (psyllium), and ashwagandha. Once harvested, …

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  • Arrival of Supplies and New Services

    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon celebrated the arrival of a 20-foot shipping container from Guangzhou, China bearing tools and equipment for the development of HIC programs, particularly for the School of Energy Farming and School of Carpentry and Construction. With the arrival of the container’s contents, …

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  • Planting a Biodiesel Nursery

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    On March 22nd P.S. Reddy, project manager for the Energy Farming Pilot Project at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement, finished the planting of 10,000 seeds of pongamia pinnata. Many members of the project’s founding group were there to assist in the work. Rigden, Rabgayling’s Agricultural Extension …

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  • Energy Farming Plants New Seeds

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    On July 28, 2008 the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA hosted Professor Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of the Central Tibetan Administration (the official Tibetan government in exile). During his visit, Professor Rinpoche met with the leaders of the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects to discuss some …

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  • Jakiri Total Health Center Grand Opening

    Jakiri is a small town about 45 minutes away from Kumbo. Jakiri does not have a hospital of its own, so the town’s people must travel to Kumbo for treatment. Because the taxi ride to Kumbo is expensive, people often do not seek healthcare until …

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