All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cameroon library’

  • Goalblog

    More than a ‘happy’ New Year: Goal Exceeded!

    We are delighted to post this blog announcing the successful completion of the One Book & One Buck campaign. With your help we raised $16,000. This is $6,000 more than our minimum target. We now have the funds needed to send even greater educational materials …

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    New Years Weekend: Come Celebrate Our Humanitarian Impact

    Join Pandit Rajmani Tigunait for an inspiring New Years weekend seminar: Inner Healing For The New Year. Also celebrate the impact of our Global Humanitarian Projects as our café hosts a fundraiser and open house to support One Book & One Buck. The open house provides an …

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  • Activism

    Education: the best gift ever.

    In parts of Africa, access to educational materials is greatly lacking. Expanding our Public Libraries will address this knowledge gap and significantly increase access to free education.  In turn, we will improve long-term outcomes for children; the leaders of tomorrow. Help us ship 10,000 books to …

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    20 tons of holiday wishes

    This holiday season, make dreams come true… by the ship load! Education is the key to empowerment and our public library needs your help. Our 20 ton shipping container full of donated books will set sail for Cameroon, West Africa shortly after the new year. We …

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  • Campaign Completion: Our Center For Leadership goal was met!

    We are happy to announce that our phase one fundraising goal for the Center for Leadership and Vocational Studies in Kumbo, Cameroon has been met. Out of the $6,003 raised, $5,000 will be matched giving us $11,003 to renovate, staff, and equip the new center. Five years ago …

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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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  • Measuring the Impact of a Library

    The full impact of the Kumbo Public Library is hard to convey. The fact that approximately 100 people, and oftentimes more, visit each day may serve to paint a small picture of how well loved and used this community resource is. That teachers from area …

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  • Turning Inspiration Into Action

    After visiting the Kumbo Public Library in Cameroon last November with her family during the 2010 Eco-Service Excursion, 14-year old Claudia Bacon returned home inspired to also make a difference. Reflecting on her experiences in Cameroon, she wrote, “I was first inspired by the library …

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  • 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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  • Kumbo Public Library

    Thanks to word-of-mouth advertising by a group of avid readers, the Kumbo Public Library has become a cultural focus of the surrounding community, especially among school-age children. Given its location, it was only a matter of time before secondary school students started taking advantage of …

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