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  • Your donations sprout into action this spring

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    Organic gardening training continues at the Himalayan Institute Mexico’s facility. Arizsandy, our agronomist, prepared a special class for the counselors to reinforce home gardening techniques and the proper use of tools. La formación de la jardineria organica continúa en la facilidad Mexicana del Instituto Himalaya. …

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  • World Water Day

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    Today is World Water Day, a day when we acknowledge the importance of life’s most basic yet most valuable necessity – clean water! It is a great time to take stock of our own water usage patterns and create more efficient habits around using water. Our friends …

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  • Meet Clara from HI Cameroon

    In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate all of the women who support our humanitarian programs. We take this opportunity to introduce you to one of the amazing women on site at the Himalayan Institute Cameroon. Clara Ezia is the Deputy General Manager for …

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  • Leadership Training for VIDA Managers

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    “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” - John F. Kennedy In January, our corporate sponsor, Sustainable Earth Solutions (SES), delivered a custom-training program to the VIDA and Fondo Para Ninos project managers in Mexico. The dynamic team, Dave Bauer, Bob Adler and Kyla Jaquish, presented a workshop …

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  • Empowering Youth: Strategic efforts bear fruit in Kumbo!

    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon took part in the 2013 National Youth Day Celebration, an event that brought together thousands of people and more than one hundred youth groups in Kumbo. (Exhibits ranged from farm produce and furniture to dress-making and embroidery.) Himalayan Institute Cameroon was …

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  • Beyond the Kumbha Mela

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    As yoga gains popularity in the West, Western yogis travel to India to learn more about the origins of these teachings or to participate in festivals like the Kumbha Mela. Khajuraho is an obvious place to visit since it is the home to a unique temple …

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  • The Kumbha Mela 2013

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    The process of transformation that begins here at the Kumbha Mela will continue its work long after you have returned home.  –Pandit Rajmani Tigunait The Kumbha Mela continually attracts swamis and adepts, spiritual seekers, yoga practitioners and devotees from all over the planet, who congregate at …

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  • Eco-Friendly Humanitarian Efforts in Kumbo

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    Cameroon’s First Solar Panels  At the Himalayan Institute Cameroon, power outages are so frequent that a back-up generator is necessary to keep the lights and computers on in the library & health center and the equipment running in the vocational school. To keep the generator …

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  • VIDA Notes

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    Agriculture  & Aztec Heritage Our VIDA project introduces modern, sustainable farming practices in the Totonac region of Central Mexico where the most common crop historically grown by the peoples of Central Mexico (and the most important), was maize, also known as corn or mealies. Archaeologists …

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  • The New Year Begins…

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    …and we’d like to share our goals for 2013 with you  Promote organic home gardening To continue our work in Mexico with VIDA, as a way to promote self-sufficiency and better health,  strengthening the capacity of our trainers and families in gardening, both for their own …

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