Category Archive for: ‘Cameroon’

  • 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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  • Internal Growth To Support Community Development

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    On Monday August 29th, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon held the first of a series of meetings and events that will result in an organizational overhaul of its community center operations. The goal of this reorganization is to make the center more efficient and more effective …

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  • Alleviating Water Scarcity in Jakiri

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    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon with support from the Buffalo Arts Studio has been working to address water scarcity in rural Cameroon. November to April is the dry season in northern Cameroon – 6 months with hardly any rainfall. During this time, rivers dry up, municipal …

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