All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘community center’

  • Inauguration of Takui Water Catchment

    The Takui spring water catchment system, a project that was only started a couple months ago, is now open and bringing fresh, clean water to the people of the village! This project is very exciting, not only for the difference that it will make in …

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  • Clean Water for Takui, Cameroon

    As part of its ongoing work to support the health of the region, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon in partnership with the Honesdale Rotary has started construction on a water catchment system in the village of Takui in Northwest Cameroon. The installation will harvest water that …

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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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  • World Health Day

    Creating Access to Health Celebrate World Health Day by helping HI Cameroon bring affordable healthcare to even more people. The Total Health Center at HI Cameroon provides access to affordable, holistic healthcare through public hygiene seminars, training in stress reduction, yoga, homeopathy and herbal medicines. The …

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  • Water Wells for Health and Irrigation

    With generous support from the Buffalo Arts Studio the Himalayan Institute Cameroon was able to complete its first community water project: the installation of two public wells in the villages of Kishong and Jakiri. Using completely local talent and resources, from rural engineer to construction …

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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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  • Kumbo Kids Korner

    In a community where books are scarce and children are starving for knowledge, HI Cameroon Public Library hosts an afterschool “Kids Korner”. Every Monday and Thursday kids come together to participate in reading lessons, group story telling, written lessons, creative thinking exercises, games and of …

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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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