Category Archive for: ‘Fundraising and Activism’

  • Humanitarian TRAID: Your purchase makes a lasting difference

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    100% of your purchase supports the Himalayan Institute’s Humanitarian Projects. Humanitarian TRAID is a product line featuring hand-made products and art from around the world.  We have partnered with local craftsmen and entrepreneurs to develop a model that provides sustainable employment and supports our ongoing humanitarian mission. Come …

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  • A bright idea for Africa (and for you at home!)

    As electronics expert Steve Odnoha prepares the curriculum for a new Himalayan Institute vocational training program to be offered to electricians in Cameroon next month, he explains the logic of LED lightbulbs: In most fluorescent bulbs, the starter is rated for only one or two …

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  • Transform yourself and the world

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    The very first step is that you make a decision that you are going to heal yourself. You are going to change yourself. You are going to transform yourself. ~ Pandit Rajmani Tigunait Become a Himalayan Institute Member today Our global humanitarian projects are driven by …

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  • The Year in Review: 2011 accomplishments

    In 2011, Dallas high schoolers rocked out to support Trees for Tibet, HI members forged a new community partnership with a service excursion to Mexico, environmentalists in Buffalo drummed to support youth leadership in Cameroon, and people from all over the world donated books to …

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  • Chai for Charity: A Great Start to the New Year!

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    The Himalayan Institute‘s New Years weekend packed a full house of friends and guests for an unforgettable seminar with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Throughout the weekend guests gathered at HI’s campus cafe and drank chai, shared New Years goals, and enjoyed each others company–all while raising money for our latest campaign! To date, we’ve …

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  • TAKE ACTION today and help us change lives for tomorrow and beyond. NEW Cameroon Campaign Launch!

    At the Himalayan Institute (HI), we unroll several fundraisers each year allowing you to be a part of the great success we’re experiencing with our humanitarian projects around the world. Today we have something very specific and extremely important to ask you. But it’s not …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Spring Cleaning

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    Spring marks the time of year when we set aside a moment for cleaning our homes, improving our surroundings, and renewing our environments. Last Saturday, a team of Himalayan Institute residents did their part during the annual adopt-a-highway clean up along a 2-mile stretch of …

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