Yearly Archive for: ‘2011’

  • Three Sisters

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    A new feature in this year’s Humanitarian Demonstration Garden at Himalayan Institute headquarters in Honesdale, PA was the arrangement of the crops into country zones, designed to model crops and techniques  being employed at the community centers around the world. The “Mexico” plot featured an …

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  • Kumbo Arts Exhibition

    Kumbo, the home of the HI Cameroon community center, recently hosted a regional arts fair featuring the work of many artists intimately connected with the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects.  The event was a perfect opportunity for craftspeople working with HI Cameroon’s School of Carpentry and …

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  • Outgrowing Arrangement Helps HI Cameroon Expand

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    A major part of increasing organizational sustainability at HI Cameroon is developing the means to completely produce the Total Health product line in-house, from growing the herbs, to processing them into medicine, to distributing them to customers through the Total Health Center and Mobile Clinic. …

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  • Drumming for Cameroon

    Sustainable Earth Solutions (SES) is a small entrepreneurial sustainability organization in Buffalo, NY whose president, Dave Bauer, attended the African Humanitarian Conference at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale two years ago. Since then, he has been dreaming of a month-long Youth Environmental Leadership Program in …

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  • HI Mexico Spotlight: Ariszandy Calderon Diaz

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    In the midst of the Himalayan Institute Mexico’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. Ariszandy …

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  • Battle of the Bands to Support Trees for Tibet

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    In March of this year, three high school students from Dallas, Texas—JJ Echaniz, Kevin Chan, and David Chi—first learned about the Trees for Tibet project. Inspired by the simple yet powerful mission of planting trees in the Tibetan refugee settlements, the three put their heads …

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  • In Memoriam: Roland Mbenkum, Dear Friend of HI Cameroon

    It was mid-July 2007 and a small team of Himalayan Institute staff members had been sent to execute a new humanitarian project in the mountainous Northwest region of Cameroon. The first few months were challenging, yet very focused on gaining a foothold in this extraordinary …

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  • Inauguration of Takui Water Catchment

    The Takui spring water catchment system, a project that was only started a couple months ago, is now open and bringing fresh, clean water to the people of the village! This project is very exciting, not only for the difference that it will make in …

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  • A simple, direct way to help the Kumbo Public Library!

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    Almost half of the population in Cameroon is under 25 years old. To both support and utilize the youth, Cameroon needs schools, vocational training facilities and libraries to encourage literacy and continue creating opportunity. This is why our Kumbo Public Library sees over 30,000 visitors per year …

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  • HI Mexico Spotlight: Geovanni Beristain

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    In the midst of the Himalayan Institute Mexico’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. The …

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