Category Archive for: ‘Cameroon’

  • Total Health Workshop for Women

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    250 women came from several nearby villages to attend a workshop, hosted by HI Cameroon’s Total Health Center, which focused on hygiene and sanitation awareness and how to improve health in homes and villages. Eucharia Kouh, Total Health Program Leader, presented a holistic approach to …

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  • Kumbo Kids Korner

    In a community where books are scarce and children are starving for knowledge, HI Cameroon Public Library hosts an afterschool “Kids Korner”. Every Monday and Thursday kids come together to participate in reading lessons, group story telling, written lessons, creative thinking exercises, games and of …

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  • Join Us in Africa! 2010 Eco-Service Excursion to Africa

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    Imagine yourself on an adventure like no other. You have just stepped into the palace courtyard of the Paramount Fon (King) of the Nso Kingdom in Kumbo, Cameroon. As the Fon enters, local titleholders and palace visitors bend low, clap three times and blow into …

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  • Kumbo Public Library Tests Its Operations

    Last week marked an important milestone for the Kumbo Public Library, a joint effort of the Himalayan Institute and the Honesdale Rotary Club, which has been in progress for over two years.  The doors were opened to a select group of local Kumbo residents and …

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  • School of Carpentry & Construction Builds a Name for Itself

    It’s been 10 months since the Himalayan Institute Cameroon School of Carpentry & Construction opened its doors in Kumbo, and since then it has created many opportunities for the community. Each project that the school undertakes is designed to target local needs in the community …

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  • 2009 Major Activities and Timeline

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    2009 was an exciting and very busy year for the Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Initiatives. Here is a timeline of major events: HI Cameroon, HI & Tibetan Partnership, HI India, HI Mexico January In depth planning trip to Rabgayling Tibetan Settlement in South India to begin …

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  • HIC Spotlight: Shey Chemson Senyuy Joseph

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    In the midst of the Himalayan Institute Cameroon’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. Shey …

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  • Total Health Mobile Unit Expands Its Reach

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    In the Northwest Region of Cameroon, most of the roads are still unpaved and in the rainy season these dirt roads turn into slippery mud-rivers. Without a rugged vehicle, travel can be dangerous or simply impossible. For the Total Health Mobile Unit, being able to …

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  • Community Radio in Kumbo

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    Up until 5 months ago, Kumbo had suffered from severe communication isolation—a city of 100,000 with no local TV or radio station. The Kumbo Development Organization in collaboration with the BBC has started a community radio station called Bui FM, and in only 5 months …

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  • It’s a Girl! The HI Cameroon Family Expands

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    Congratulations to Sylvia and Gisleng Folaven on their beautiful baby girl! Shanti Folaven was born at 5:58 AM on the morning of September 7th. She weighed 6lbs 6oz. Sylvia was up and walking around just a few minutes after the delivery. The baby is also …

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