Yearly Archive for: ‘2009’

  • Race of Hope

    The annual Mount Cameroon Race of Hope is recognized the world over as one of the most grueling challenges in athletics. Covering twenty six miles and an elevation change of over 20,000 feet, the race puts athletes through tropical rainforest trails, brush land, and a …

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  • Yoga at the Palace

    Continuing with the HIC Total Health Center’s Yoga Month, a free yoga class was held at the Fon’s Palace last Saturday. Fon Sehm Mbinglo I, traditional ruler of the Nso Kingdom in which Kumbo lies, invited the Himalayan Institute Cameroon to hold a class at …

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  • Preparing for the Baccalaureate

    In Cameroon, passing the Baccalaureate Exam is the equivalent of earning a high school diploma in the US. Passing the exam is a ticket to better jobs and a chance to attend a university. Passing the Baccalaureate is not easy. The exam tests general education …

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  • Yoga Class at Mbveh Center

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    As one of its ongoing community services, the HIC Total Health Center offers a free yoga class each Saturday morning. March is the HIC’s Yoga Month, featuring yoga classes in different locations throughout Kumbo, in addition to the weekly class at the main campus in …

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  • Planting the Seeds of Knowledge

    This past week, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon teamed up with Knowledge For Children to bring books to a rural school. Knowledge For Children (KFC) is a Kumbo-based NGO currently working with 35 rural schools in Bui Division to increase access to reading materials and textbooks. …

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  • 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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