2009 Major Activities and Timeline


2009 was an exciting and very busy year for the Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Initiatives. Here is a timeline of major events:

HI Cameroon, HI & Tibetan Partnership, HI India, HI Mexico

In depth planning trip to Rabgayling Tibetan Settlement in South India to begin Energy Farming program.
February HI Cameroon launches new Total Health branch center in Mbveh. Read more.
HI India campus in Allahabad hosts 100 guests from around the world as part of the Kamakhya spiritual excursion.

Energy Farming program launches at Rabgayling Tibetan settlement. A model Pongamia nursery with 8000 seedlings and a 20-acre demonstration farm are established. Read more.
April HI Cameroon launches new Total Health branch center in Jakiri. Read more.
May Total Health Mobile Unit launches, reaching hundreds of villages in surrounding region. Read more.

New Vision reading glasses program launches, bringing affordable reading glasses to the people of Kumbo, Cameroon.
Read more.
HI delegation has private audience with HH Dalai Lama at NYC Town Hall in celebration of 50th anniversary of Tibetan Exile.
HI team visits Puebla, Mexico to begin preparations for brining the Institute’s humanitarian projects to Mexico.
HI Cameroon launches two community well projects the Northwest region of Cameroon.
Read more.

Center for Carpentry & Construction launches first training program in woodworking and furniture making.
Read more.
HI Buffalo 30th anniversary celebration.
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait goes on a weeklong lecture tour in Japan.
HI India secures a new, 14-acre campus near the sacred shrine of Khajuraho in Central India, which will be developed into an educational retreat center.
Spirituality in Action Conference is hosted in Honesdale, PA with delegates from around the world.
August HI India annually sponsers village schools and provides scholarships.
HI Cameroon’s annual scholarship program awards scholarships to 42 students.
Read more.
Construction begins on Kumbo Public Library. The library is slated to open by the end of 2009.
Read more.

HI Cameroon Sacred Link Jewelry Program goes mobile and launches its first mobile jewelry training course to over 30 women in Bamenda Cameroon.
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait goes on a weeklong lecture tour and humanitarian scouting trip in Brazil.
November HI team returns onsite to expand Energy Farming project to 3 neighboring Tibetan settlements in South India.
HI Mexico branch center officially established; HI team in Mexico to begin Energy Farming programs.

Without the support of donors like you, these projects would not be possible. Thank you!


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