Monthly Archives: November 2008

School of Carpentry and Construction Made Mobile

As part of a larger community outreach program, mason Divine Nfor of Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s (HIC) School of Carpentry & Construction has been teaching in the local Government Technical High School (GTHS) Kumbo . His class, Construction Processes, is filled with civil engineering students in form seven, their final year of high school. In their first [...]

November 25th, 2008|Cameroon|

A Visit to Nkum

In April 2007, Kumbo Subdivision, an administrative district covering 300,000 people, was divided in two. The new subdivision, Nkum, with some of the region’s coldest temperatures, encompassed the least developed villages, including Kishong, site of the Himalayan Institute’s School of Energy Farming. Since the split, the new Nkum Council has had its hands full. It [...]

November 25th, 2008|Cameroon|

HIC Spotlight: Napoleon Kome

Napoleon Kome works as a groundskeeper at the Himalayan Institute Cameroon. He holds the distinction of being one of HIC’s first contacts in Cameroon. Napoleon grew up in Kiyan, a small village just outside of Kumbo. During his high school years, he opened a modest import business with the money he’d saved from working odd [...]

November 24th, 2008|Cameroon, Energy Farming|

Yoga to Relieve Back Pain

On Saturday, the HIC’s Total Health Center hosted a public event titled Yoga to Relieve Back Pain. Resident yoga instructor Virat Xavier and Total Health consultant Joan Fomum led the group in stretches and exercises to strengthen the muscles of the back and abdomen. Xavier explained, “The inner core muscles of the back are so [...]

November 13th, 2008|Cameroon, Total Health Center|

World Rural Women’s Day

October 15, 2008, marked the first International Day of Rural Women, an event geared towards celebrating and honoring the contribution of rural women to their communities. In Kumbo, the day is celebrated with a conference of women’s groups from surrounding villages. It gives the women a chance to meet and to share ideas on agriculture and microenterprise. This year, [...]

November 3rd, 2008|Cameroon|

Crop Diversification to Improve Diet and Nutrition

The HIC held an interdisciplinary seminar on Saturday entitled Crop Diversification to Improve Diet and Nutrition. The event called together staff from the agricultural School of Energy Farming and the wellness-oriented Total Health Center. Anita Mongshi of Total Health explained how the common local diet, made up overwhelmingly of corn, is responsible for many of [...]

November 3rd, 2008|Cameroon|