community development

One Tribe Update; Library & Health Expansion

Last year you supported our One Tribe campaign, a campaign consisting of education and health specialists striving to make knowledge and healthcare accessible to communities in rural Cameroon. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for the people we serve and to provide them with health and educational tools that empower them now, and [...]

August 3rd, 2016|Cameroon|

The Countdown Is On! Only 2% to go!

Quick Stats: Goal $150k | Raised $147k | Needed $3k | 10 Days remaining Read about our One Tribe Library fundraiser below & Donate Here to help us reach our goal. Nearly one year ago we asked you to stand up, join hands and unite with 10 villages 7,000 miles away in Cameroon Africa. You trusted [...]

April 5th, 2016|Cameroon|

Yoga and Sustainability

The Himalayan Institute community is committed to sustainability and continues to seek new ways to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce energy consumption, and enhance the environment. Here's a glance at our latest eco-friendly efforts. Solar thermal panels installed at the Honesdale campus heat 60% of the potable water and lo-flo toilets reduce water consumption by 60%. Residents [...]

October 1st, 2014|Residential|

Introducing the Humanitarian Footprint Series: Meet Elvis

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech in Washington, D.C., he was leading a demonstration for the humanitarian causes of racial equality and justice. Excerpts of this speech inspire and propel visionaries toward their goals of raising human standards. On this day that we pay tribute to Dr. [...]

January 19th, 2014|Cameroon, Footprint Series, School of Carpentry & Construction|

Thank you for an amazing 2013

It has been an incredible year for the Himalayan Institute and we couldn't have done it without you. We've made this video to capture some of the highlights, presented by our Director Of Strategic Development, Ishan Tigunait while at our new campus in Khajuraho, India. New Campus in Khajuraho & Kumbha Mela Pilgrimage: The year [...]

Carpentry School Expansion: Help us grow!

A Wood Drying Kiln for Cameroon Thanks to the support of donors like you, our center was able to construct the first wood drying kiln in the Northwest Region of Cameroon in a town called Kumbo.  When the School of Carpentry & Construction (C&C) opened in 2009, local carpenters revealed that they were using unseasoned lumber to [...]

May 10th, 2013|Cameroon|

Empowering Youth: Strategic efforts bear fruit in Kumbo!

Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) took part in the 2013 National Youth Day Celebration, an event that brought together thousands of people and more than one hundred youth groups in Kumbo. (Exhibits ranged from farm produce and furniture to dressmaking and embroidery.) HIC was awarded First Place for an exhibition on arts and its involvement in Kumbo, empowering youth [...]

February 22nd, 2013|Cameroon|

Eco-Friendly Humanitarian Efforts in Kumbo

Cameroon’s First Solar Panels At Himalayan Institute Cameroon, power outages are so frequent that a back-up generator is necessary to keep the lights and computers on in the library and health center and the equipment running in the vocational school. To keep the generator battery charged, a staff member must run the generator 15 minutes [...]

January 25th, 2013|Cameroon|

Humanitarian Projects: News from Cameroon

Our center in Cameroon continues to grow. Here is some inspiring news from our humanitarian project site in Kumbo. Electrician’s Course: First Graduating Class Himalayan Institute Cameroon has completed the first vocational training course in its newly opened Center for Business and Education. Fifteen students successfully passed an examination that tested their theoretical and practical [...]

September 20th, 2012|Cameroon|

Center for Business and Education (CBE) Opens in Cameroon

In response to the demand for more technical and business resources at its public library, Himalayan Institute Cameroon has expanded its educational programming with the Center for Business and Education (CBE). This new center offers a fleet of generously donated laptops, a multimedia projector, a private conference room, and subscriptions to business, science, and utility periodicals. [...]

August 15th, 2012|Cameroon|