All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘humanitarian projects’

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Agriculture seminar in Kishong

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    On April 26 Lilian Gupie, Energy Farming Program Leader, taught a free 3-hour long seminar at the Energy Farming campus in Kishong village. 39 people attended, including students and local farmers. The seminar, titled “An Introduction to Organic Agriculture,” sought to raise awareness about the …

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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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  • The Sweetness of Honey

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    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s School of Energy Farming promotes sustainable agriculture methods that support farmers in becoming self-reliant and more productive. Beekeeping is an agricultural technique with numerous benefits: the bees pollinate the crops which improves the harvest and the honey they produce is valuable both …

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