Monthly Archives: July 2009

Promoting Literacy

Education is a primary focus of the Himalayan Institute's humanitarian efforts. At the Himalayan Institute Cameroon work is being done to support local schools and promote literacy. In late February, the HIC teamed up with a local NGO, Knowledge For Children, to bring children's books to a rural school. More recently, HIC staff members have [...]

July 20th, 2009|Cameroon, Library and Education|

Raised Bed Gardening To Teach From and Eat From

Many of the stories about the HIC feature public outreach endeavors and service programs, but some efforts have also gone toward making the HIC more self-sufficient internally while at the same time providing education. This spring a portion of the backyard was converted to a raised bed garden for growing organic spices and vegetables for [...]

July 13th, 2009|Cameroon, Energy Farming|

A Well and Irrigation for Kishong

One of the most exciting projects that the Himalayan Institute Cameroon's (HIC) School of Energy Farming is currently working on is the installation of a water system on HIC land in Kishong Village. Most of the roughly 35,000 residents of Kishong have access to municipal water in their homes or from a small number of [...]

July 7th, 2009|Cameroon|