Category Archive for: ‘Fundraising and Activism’

  • Libraries Serving Libraries

    When the Wayne County Public Library in Honesdale, PA needed to clear out some extra books from its shelves, the librarians immediately thought of the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects. A team of participants in the Self Transformation Program volunteered their time to box up the collection …

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  • Thanksgiving Yoga to Support Trees for Tibet

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    On Thanksgiving morning, the Zero Balancing Wellness Center of Wilmette, IL hosted a yoga class to support the Trees for Tibet campaign. John Daskovsky, a certified yoga teacher from the Himalayan Institute, taught the class which featured exercises for joints and glands, sun salutes, and …

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  • Guilt Free Gluttony

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    Saturday’s humanitarian fundraiser “treats for trAID” was a sweet success. Last weekend was a special occasion at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Many guests gathered at the Institute to take part in Living Tantra, part 2. While there, they also participated in several humanitarian-themed …

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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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  • Preview: October 15, 2009

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    On October 15, 2009, the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian blog will participate in Blog Action Day. Blog Action Day is an international event where thousands of blog writers from around the world spend the day writing about a single issue — this year the focus is …

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  • Race of Hope

    The annual Mount Cameroon Race of Hope is recognized the world over as one of the most grueling challenges in athletics. Covering twenty six miles and an elevation change of over 20,000 feet, the race puts athletes through tropical rainforest trails, brush land, and a …

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  • Planting the Seeds of Knowledge

    This past week, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon teamed up with Knowledge For Children to bring books to a rural school. Knowledge For Children (KFC) is a Kumbo-based NGO currently working with 35 rural schools in Bui Division to increase access to reading materials and textbooks. …

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  • Kumbo’s Barack Obama Fan Club

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    January 20th, 2009 was a momentous day in the history of the United States. Barack Obama’s inauguration was televised and celebrated around the world, and Kumbo, Cameroon was no exception. The Kumbo Barack Obama Fan Club prepared for weeks for the event. The club, complete …

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  • HIC Spotlight: George Kpuli

    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. George …

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  • Preview: October 15, 2008

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    On October 15, 2008, the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian blog will participate in Blog Action Day. Blog Action Day is an international event where thousands of blog writers from around the world spend the day writing about a single issue — This year the focus is …

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