Category Archive for: ‘Library and Education’

  • Give the Gift of Education

    Some gifts look great with a bow. Some gifts are harder to wrap like the gift of education to budding professionals in the developing world, or the gift of state of the art tools and equipment to an entire community of entrepreneurs, all striving to build …

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  • TAKE ACTION today and help us change lives for tomorrow and beyond. NEW Cameroon Campaign Launch!

    At the Himalayan Institute (HI), we unroll several fundraisers each year allowing you to be a part of the great success we’re experiencing with our humanitarian projects around the world. Today we have something very specific and extremely important to ask you. But it’s not …

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  • HI Cameroon Attracts Visitors from Afar

    HI Cameroon continues to be an education hub for the whole region with its many offerings, including the renowned School of Carpentry & Construction and the largest library in the region.  As it grows, information about these successful programs has been spreading throughout the country. …

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  • A simple, direct way to help the Kumbo Public Library!

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    Almost half of the population in Cameroon is under 25 years old. To both support and utilize the youth, Cameroon needs schools, vocational training facilities and libraries to encourage literacy and continue creating opportunity. This is why our Kumbo Public Library sees over 30,000 visitors per year …

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  • Measuring the Impact of a Library

    The full impact of the Kumbo Public Library is hard to convey. The fact that approximately 100 people, and oftentimes more, visit each day may serve to paint a small picture of how well loved and used this community resource is. That teachers from area …

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  • Turning Inspiration Into Action

    After visiting the Kumbo Public Library in Cameroon last November with her family during the 2010 Eco-Service Excursion, 14-year old Claudia Bacon returned home inspired to also make a difference. Reflecting on her experiences in Cameroon, she wrote, “I was first inspired by the library …

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  • Libraries Serving Libraries

    When the Wayne County Public Library in Honesdale, PA needed to clear out some extra books from its shelves, the librarians immediately thought of the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects. A team of participants in the Self Transformation Program volunteered their time to box up the collection …

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  • Kumbo Public Library

    Thanks to word-of-mouth advertising by a group of avid readers, the Kumbo Public Library has become a cultural focus of the surrounding community, especially among school-age children. Given its location, it was only a matter of time before secondary school students started taking advantage of …

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  • Kumbo Kids Korner

    In a community where books are scarce and children are starving for knowledge, HI Cameroon Public Library hosts an afterschool “Kids Korner”. Every Monday and Thursday kids come together to participate in reading lessons, group story telling, written lessons, creative thinking exercises, games and of …

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  • 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 …

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