All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘West Africa’

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    Our Humanitarian Footprint: Meet Assan

    Assan decided to generate electricity for a town called Dumbo, a town without power in the Bui region of Cameroon. He envisioned a way of using the high-pressure flow of water coming downhill through pipes from a spring catchment to power a mini-turbine generator. He …

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    Introducing the Humanitarian Footprint Series: Meet Elvis

    When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech in Washington, D.C., he was leading a demonstration for the humanitarian causes of racial equality and justice. Excerpts of this speech inspire and propel visionaries toward their goals of raising human …

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    One Book & One Buck Update

    As we close in on the last lap of this part of our literacy campaign in Cameroon, we want to share our status and the success of our efforts. Nearly 100 businesses are leading our book collection process. There are book-collection-boxes in 5 states. To date, we have …

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    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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    Humanitarian Footprint: Meet Uma

    Uma grew up in the Northwest region of Cameroon, an English-speaking region in the predominately French country. Uma has never traveled out of this region and has a younger brother and sister which she looks after. Her parents are illiterate, her mother is a tailor …

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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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  • Himalayan Institute Hosts Cameroonian Athletes Running In Boston Marathon

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    Honesdale, PA/ Dyberry Township — Four athletes from Cameroon in West Africa are being hosted by the Himalayan Institute from April 15 to 24. The athletes will run as part of the Elite Group in the Boston Marathon on April 21–the first time athletes from …

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  • Seeking a Runaway Success

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    They traveled more than 5,700 miles to run just over 26. But for Januarius Bongkiyung, 35, Immaculate Wirngo, 23, Eric Mangeh Mbacah, 24, and Justilin Foimi, 23, crossing the finish line at the 112th Boston Marathon on Monday will be more than just an athletic …

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  • Himalayan Institute Helps Send Cameroon Runners to Boston Marathon

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    When Roland Mbekum, magistrate of the town of Kumbo in Cameroon and Executive President of Milanokumbo Sports Academy, wished to announce that four of his star runners would be competing in the Big D and White Rock marathons in Texas, he did so using a …

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