Monthly Archives: October 2008

Himalayan Institute Cameroon Open House

Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) opened its doors on Saturday for a public open house. The day included guided tours, live music, lectures, and mini yoga classes. Tour groups were given updates on the progress of HIC’s four programs: Sacred Link Jewelry, Total Health, Carpentry & Construction, and Energy Farming. Outside the Humanitarian trAID Bazaar, visitors [...]

October 24th, 2008|Cameroon|

First Farming Seminar in Kishong

While the rest of the Himalayan Institute Cameroon team was in Kumbo running the public open house, School of Energy Farming consultant Luke Demuth was inaugurating the Himalayan Institute campus in Kishong Village with its first educational seminar. Over 60 local farmers attended to learn about the power of composting to improve soil fertility. They were [...]

October 24th, 2008|Cameroon|

HIC Spotlight: George Kpuli

George Kpuli works as a security guard at Himalayan Institute Cameroons’s main campus. Off the job, he’s also a woodcarver, craftsman, and practicing herbalist. Having spent his childhood in Kumbo in the years before Cameroon gained its independence, George is an important link with tradition. He is a titleholder (Shey) and an active participant in ngwerong, [...]

October 22nd, 2008|Cameroon|

Sacred Link Jewelry Teaches 18 More Students

Within the last month, the main hall at Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) has served as a classroom, a yoga studio, a lecture hall, and a community meeting place. On Saturday October 4, the Sacred Link Jewelry program added to the list by holding a public jewelry-making workshop. Eighteen attendees were taught how to design jewelry [...]

October 22nd, 2008|Cameroon|

Fighting Poverty with Empowerment

The Problem: Poverty Poverty—A lack of the knowledge and resources that provide dignity and opportunity. Most of the people in the world struggle for the basic necessities of life. Billions of people live without opportunities for education, health care, and sustainable livelihood.  Poverty leaves its victims economically and socially isolated, and destroys their belief in [...]

October 15th, 2008|Cameroon|