Yearly Archives: 2010

Kumbo Kids Korner

In a community where books are scarce and children are starving for knowledge, Himalayan Institute Cameroon Public Library hosts an afterschool Kids Korner. Every Monday and Thursday, kids come together to participate in reading lessons, group storytelling, writing lessons, creative thinking exercises, games, and of course…tons of fun. Yesterday’s class included program leader Ntani Divine and [...]

May 28th, 2010|Cameroon|

Rainwater Catchment and Irrigation System

A rainwater catchment and irrigation system has been installed on the HI Mexico demonstration farm in Jonotla. The land does not have access to the city water system, so rainwater catchment is a great way to ensure a consistent supply of water.

May 20th, 2010|Energy Farming, Mexico|

Join Us in Africa! 2010 Eco-Service Excursion to Africa

Imagine yourself on an adventure like no other. You have just stepped into the palace courtyard of the Paramount Fon (King) of the Nso Kingdom in Kumbo, Cameroon. As the Fon enters, local titleholders and palace visitors bend low, clap three times and blow into their hands, greeting him respectfully. They then turn to greet [...]

May 10th, 2010|Cameroon, Excursions|

Himalayan Institute Mexico Grand Opening

On April 29, Himalayan Institute Mexico (HIM) held its Gran Apertura—Grand Opening—event. The day was joyous, as the HIM team celebrated the unveiling of nine months of hard work, and the community was finally able to directly participate in HIM activities. The day began in the auditorium of the Jonotla City Hall, where over 600 guests [...]

May 4th, 2010|Mexico|

Building a Demonstration Farm

Over the past month, Himalayan Institute Mexico’s plot of land has been transformed into an inviting and effective demonstration farm. After Arturo, a civil engineer from the Jonotla City Council, donated his time to create a design for the land, a team led by two brothers, Humberto and Manuel Arriaga, immediately began putting the infrastructure [...]

April 27th, 2010|Mexico|

Worm Composting with Everyday Materials

Himalayan Institute Mexico’s project in Jonotla focuses on teaching sustainable, organic agriculture techniques. Many farmers in Jonotla and around the world depend on chemical fertilizers and pesticides in order to maintain high crop yields. However, in the long run, these chemicals rob the land of its vitality, which makes the farmers all the more dependent [...]

April 13th, 2010|Mexico|

Acclaimed Indian Film Star Rajinikanth Welcomes Yoga+ Magazine India Edition

Indian film star Rajinikanth has given his warm support to the new Yoga+ magazine India Edition. He joined Pandit Rajmani Tigunait at an event in Chennai to officially unveil the inaugural issue of the magazine. Known throughout India as the “Superstar” of Tamil cinema, Rajinikanth could be considered the ‘George Clooney of India,’ and has [...]

April 6th, 2010|India|

A Community Center for HI Mexico

The month of March has been a momentous time for the Himalayan Institute Mexico. Through the hard work of many hands, the new HIM Community Center has been renovated into a functional building that will serve as an HIM office, herb processing station, classroom, and more. Workers systematically remodeled and restored the house, from the [...]

April 1st, 2010|Mexico|

HI India Scholarship Recipient

Born and raised in the interior of North India, Arun Kumar Mishra went to one of the humblest schools in the region, which did not even have the most basic amenities. Through his hard work he was able to attend a traditional Sanskrit school in Allahabad. However, this school, like so many traditional Sanskrit schools [...]

March 22nd, 2010|India|

Kumbo Public Library Tests Its Operations

Last week marked an important milestone for the Kumbo Public Library, a joint effort of the Himalayan Institute and the Honesdale Rotary Club, which has been in progress for over two years.  The doors were opened to a select group of local Kumbo residents and HIC staff families in order to test operations before a [...]

March 8th, 2010|Cameroon, Library and Education|