Yearly Archives: 2012

The Total Health Program on World Health Day

Four years ago, we started the Total Health Program with a simple idea: shore up the gaps in Africa’s medical systems by training a new generation of holistic health care workers cheaply and effectively. This year, our locally trained consultants are using locally grown herbs to treat members of their own communities. As part of [...]

April 7th, 2012|Cameroon|

Tree Planting Time at the Himalayan Institute

For years, the Himalayan Institute has been committed to planting trees around the world—and that goes for here in Honesdale as well. Keeping with our sustainable lifestyle, we planted young chestnut trees early last month on the west side of our Main Building. The 1954 building does not have central air-conditioning and relies on age-old methods, like shade trees, [...]

April 2nd, 2012|Residential|

Protecting their community center: Spotlight of Bali and Francis

Bali Tobias works as a driver and night watchman for Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC). Behind the wheel, he has braved the height of the rainy season and some of rural Africa's most treacherous roads in order to bring the Total Health Mobile Unit to villages as far north as the Adamawa Region, some nine hours away. Back at [...]

March 15th, 2012|Cameroon|

Empowering Rural Women

Today is International Women’s Day, a time when NGO’s and international humanitarian organizations such as ours in Cameroon, come together to see what more can be done to help raise women’s’ equality. A woman that is educated and empowered will have more chances to improve her society because it is the women that often teach the [...]

March 8th, 2012|Cameroon, Sacred Link Jewelry|

Organic Farming with Jonotla University

Himalayan Institute Mexico is working with the Jonotla University to combat rural exodus and to restore family farming as a respectable and commercially viable career. The challenges facing the youth of Jonotla, a town of 3000 in southern Mexico, are only too common.  For the last several decades, the focus of university agronomy programs across the [...]

March 3rd, 2012|Energy Farming, Mexico|

Khajuraho Construction Update

Welcome to the latest update of the construction in Khajuraho, the newest Himalayan Institute location in north-central India. This soon-to-be meditation retreat center and educational facility is located only seven miles from the main temple complex, which is a World Heritage Site.

February 15th, 2012|India|

Trees For Tibet Success

After three years of close collaboration with the Tibetan Exile Government, the Himalayan Institute is proud to be fully transitioning management of the Trees for Tibet program to local leadership in the Tibetan settlements of South India. More than 25,000 pongamia trees have been planted in three communities thanks to the combined efforts of Tibetan [...]

February 2nd, 2012|Tibetan Settlements|

The Year in Review: 2011 accomplishments

In 2011, Dallas high schoolers rocked out to support Trees for Tibet, HI members forged a new community partnership with a service excursion to Mexico, environmentalists in Buffalo drummed to support youth leadership in Cameroon, and people from all over the world donated books to the Kumbo Public Library.  Thanks to your support, the Himalayan [...]

January 20th, 2012|Cameroon, Fundraising and Activism, India, Library and Education, Mexico|