All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘humanitarian projects’

  • New Carpentry Tools for Kumbo

    The Himalayan Institute’s School of Carpentry & Construction is busy preparing for its first 10 week course on advanced woodworking techniques. Electricians and mechanics have been working at a furious pace to get all of the tools installed and tuned up before class begins on …

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  • Yoga for Kumbo’s Kids

    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon offers free yoga classes every Saturday morning to the people of Kumbo. Special classes for kids have drawn large groups with students ranging from toddlers to high-school age. “I was surprised at how much muscle tightness there is in the young …

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  • New Vision for Rural Communities

    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon has unveiled a new rural empowerment project called New Vision. The goal of the project is to bring affordable reading glasses to the rural communities of Cameroon and at the same time create jobs for the people selling the glasses. Reading …

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  • Labor Day Parade

    May 1, 2009 was Cameroon’s national Labor Day. For the Himalayan Institute Cameroon it was a day of celebration and pride. Each year, Labor Day in Kumbo is marked by a grand parade at the stadium to honor all vocations, businesses, and organizations in the …

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  • Total Health Center Goes Mobile

    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon is bringing affordable health solutions to more and more communities every week with its new Total Health mobile unit. The mobile unit team is made up of three members: a trained Total Health consultant, a Total Health pharmacist, and a public …

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  • Energy Farming Expo

    The arrival of three new tractors was a cause for celebration at the HIC and will be a great help for local farmers in Cameroon’s Bui Division. The modern equipment will be available to farmers through a service rental program, which will allow them to …

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  • Growing Medicine

    Together, the School of Energy Farming and the Total Health Center are bringing the healing benefits of medicinal herbs to the people of Kumbo. Energy Farming has expanded its cultivation of medicinal herbs to include turmeric, brahmi, calendula, echinacea, isabgol (psyllium), and ashwagandha. Once harvested, …

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  • Arrival of Supplies and New Services

    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon celebrated the arrival of a 20-foot shipping container from Guangzhou, China bearing tools and equipment for the development of HIC programs, particularly for the School of Energy Farming and School of Carpentry and Construction. With the arrival of the container’s contents, …

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  • Jakiri Total Health Center Grand Opening

    Jakiri is a small town about 45 minutes away from Kumbo. Jakiri does not have a hospital of its own, so the town’s people must travel to Kumbo for treatment. Because the taxi ride to Kumbo is expensive, people often do not seek healthcare until …

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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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