All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘community center’

  • Protecting their community center, Spotlight of Bali and Francis

    In the midst of the Himalayan Institute’s major humanitarian initiatives in Cameroon, 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. …

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  • Empowering Rural Women

    Today is International Women’s Day, a time when NGO’s and international humanitarian organizations such as ours in Cameroon, come together to see what more can be done to help raise women’s’ equality. A woman that is educated and empowered will have more chances to improve her …

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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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  • 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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  • Give the Gift of Education

    Some gifts look great with a bow. Some gifts are harder to wrap like the gift of education to budding professionals in the developing world, or the gift of state of the art tools and equipment to an entire community of entrepreneurs, all striving to build …

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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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  • HI Cameroon Attracts Visitors from Afar

    HI Cameroon continues to be an education hub for the whole region with its many offerings, including the renowned School of Carpentry & Construction and the largest library in the region.  As it grows, information about these successful programs has been spreading throughout the country. …

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  • Kumbo Arts Exhibition

    Kumbo, the home of the HI Cameroon community center, recently hosted a regional arts fair featuring the work of many artists intimately connected with the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects.  The event was a perfect opportunity for craftspeople working with HI Cameroon’s School of Carpentry and …

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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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