Yearly Archives: 2009

Carpentry Tools and Services Demonstration

The School of Carpentry & Construction opened its doors for two Saturdays in June to give public demonstrations of its new carpentry equipment and services. Local carpenters, craftsmen, and apprentices spent hours examining the machines and getting their questions answered about how these new tools can improve their work. Students from the School of Carpentry [...]

June 29th, 2009|Cameroon, School of Carpentry & Construction|

Yoga for Nurses

As part of its ongoing community outreach, Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) is now working with a local hospital to teach nurses practical yoga techniques. Juliette Fai, a teacher at the Shisong Nurses School, invited yoga instructor and HIC volunteer John Daskovsky to come teach in her Alternative Medicine class. Fifty nursing students in their final [...]

June 19th, 2009|Cameroon|

HIC Spotlight: Marten Nyar

Marten Nyar first came to the Himalayan Institute Cameroon in the summer of 2007. Since then he has worked steadily to identify and address the challenges that the community faces in the area of construction. Marten is uniquely qualified for this job having 20 years experience in construction trades and 12 years experience making handcrafted [...]

June 11th, 2009|Cameroon, School of Carpentry & Construction|

Preparing the Land

The Himalayan Institute Energy Farming team at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement has set to work preparing the land for planting young pongamia seedlings. Currently, the seedlings are doing very well at their nursery where they were planted only a few months ago. A tractor from the Rabgayling Settlement Farmers Cooperative has been [...]

June 8th, 2009|Energy Farming, India, Tibetan Settlements|

Carpentry Class Launching

On June 1, the School of Carpentry & Construction began its first 10-week vocational training course on advanced woodworking techniques and furniture making. The school pioneers a range of new tools, equipment, and design techniques to improve the quality, efficiency, and safety of all carpentry and construction trades. The class is already off to a running [...]

June 6th, 2009|Cameroon|

New Carpentry Tools for Kumbo

The Himalayan Institute’s School of Carpentry & Construction is busy preparing for its first 10-week course on advanced woodworking techniques. Electricians and mechanics have been working at a furious pace to get all of the tools installed and tuned up before class begins on June 1. The upcoming 10-week course will train students how to [...]

June 1st, 2009|Cameroon|

Yoga for Kumbo’s Kids

Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) offers free yoga classes every Saturday morning to the people of Kumbo. Special classes for kids have drawn large groups, with students ranging from toddlers to high school age. “I was surprised at how much muscle tightness there is in the young people of this community,” said HIC volunteer and class [...]

May 26th, 2009|Cameroon|

New Vision for Rural Communities

Himalayan Institute Cameroon has unveiled a new rural empowerment project called New Vision. The goal of the project is to bring affordable reading glasses to the rural communities of Cameroon and at the same time create jobs for the people selling the glasses. Reading glasses are hard to come by in Cameroon and the ones [...]

May 19th, 2009|Cameroon|

Labor Day Parade

May 1, 2009 was Cameroon’s national Labor Day. For the Himalayan Institute Cameroon it was a day of celebration and pride. Each year, Labor Day in Kumbo is marked by a grand parade at the stadium to honor all vocations, businesses, and organizations in the area. The HIC staff assembled on the stadium field to [...]

Total Health Center Goes Mobile

Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) is bringing affordable health solutions to more and more communities every week with its new Total Health mobile unit. The mobile unit team is made up of three members: a trained Total Health consultant, a Total Health pharmacist, and a public relations specialist. Each week they drive to a new community [...]

May 4th, 2009|Cameroon|