Monthly Archives: February 2009

School of Carpentry & Construction Public Demonstration

On Saturday, Himalayan Institute Cameroon's School of Carpentry & Construction opened its doors to local crafstmen, apprentices, and high school students for a free public workshop: "Advanced Wood Finishing Techniques." Professional woodworker Marten Nyar headlined the event. For his first demonstration, Marten piled finished eucalyptus boards onto the table. Each had been divided into six surfaces, [...]

February 27th, 2009|Cameroon|

Teaching Job Creation

The Himalayan Institute’s Shey Wongibe has been teaching students at Kumbo’s Government Technical High School (GTHS) the theory and technique behind Sacred Link Jewelry. The goal is simple: teach interested students the skills needed to design and produce jewelry, so that they can create micro-enterprises for themselves. In its first week, the course attracted over [...]

February 23rd, 2009|Cameroon, Sacred Link Jewelry|

A Coalition of NGOs

In Cameroon, government funding is in short supply, so it is up to Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to bring health, education, and other important services to communities in need. Some of these NGOs are international organizations, bringing staff in from the US, Canada, Holland, Nepal, etc. But most have been started by Cameroonians to address the [...]

February 18th, 2009|Cameroon|

Irrigation in Kishong

The site for Himalayan Institute Cameroon's (HIC) Energy Farming project in Kishong is beautiful: a large hill leads down to a stream, which runs along the base of the land. The dry season leaves this area without water for six months at a time, so without irrigation the growing season is limited to only half [...]

February 12th, 2009|Cameroon|

Mbveh Center Grand Opening

After a week of renovation, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon opened its first branch center in Mbveh, revealing a freshly painted building stocked with herbal medicine, homeopathy, Neti Wash Neti Pots, Sacred Link Jewelry, and Humanitarian trAID products. The Grand Opening fell on Kaavi, which is LamNso for ‘market-day’. As on all Kaavis, the market was [...]

February 9th, 2009|Total Health Center|

Sandra Anderson’s weblog: “Adventures in Yoga”

Please take a moment to discover Sandra Anderson’s weblog “Re-Enchanting the World: Adventures in Yoga” today. You’ll find food for thought, inspiration (hopefully), stories from pilgrimages to India, and ruminations on various topics related to yoga practice, including the interesting tendency of science to validate what the yogis have said for thousands of years, and [...]

February 7th, 2009|India|