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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 HIC staff families in order to test operations before a [...]

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

School of Carpentry & Construction Builds a Name for Itself

It’s been 10 months since the Himalayan Institute Cameroon School of Carpentry & Construction opened its doors in Kumbo, and since then it has created many opportunities for the community. Each project that the school undertakes is designed to target local needs in the community and is proving to benefit the carpentry industry in Northwest [...]

February 22nd, 2010|Cameroon|

Expansion in Mbveh

Mbveh District of Kumbo, lying in the heart of Northwest Cameroon’s grasslands, boasts a strangely cosmopolitan atmosphere. Throughout the market square, rows of Nigerian-owned sheds tout merchandise covered in Chinese script. Whenever the wind blows, flyers from European missionaries flap against bulletins and speakers crackle with scraps of American hip-hop. Every eighth day, Mbveh’s produce [...]

January 30th, 2009|Cameroon|

Public Opening of Himalayan Institute Cameroon

Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) is buzzing with the sounds of preparation for our public opening on August 4. From that day forward, the Kumbo public will be welcome on campus six days a week. Local artisans and HIC staff have been working around the clock to build shelves, wire light fixtures, patch cement, and paint [...]

July 25th, 2008|Cameroon|

Himalayan Institute Community Center Update #2

The Himalayan Institute Community Center has made a great impact on the local community of Kumbo. In front is the buckaroo (pronounced "boo-ka-roo"), or thatched hut, that was gifted by the local king. The main building, which towers over the community, and the landscape are immaculate, with a decorative gate, driveway, and fence. Purple flowers [...]

June 3rd, 2008|Cameroon|

Water Tank Installed in Kumbo, Cameroon

Improvements continue at the Himalayan Institute Community Center main building with the creation of a water tank. Currently, in the heart of the dry season, our staff has been experiencing severe water outages and shortages. For days at a time, no water was available, not only for drinking but also for bathroom and kitchen needs. [...]

February 8th, 2008|Cameroon|

Himalayan Institute Community Center Grand Opening

Today is a historic day in the Himalayan Institute’s history as the first Himalayan Institute Community Center in Kumbo, Cameroon, held its official grand opening. After months of preparation, the grand opening was finally at hand. Hundreds attended the celebration from around the world. It was an amazing day full of joyful festivities and celebration [...]

October 13th, 2007|Cameroon|