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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|

Our Humanitarian Footprint Series: Meet Mo

Our work at the School for Carpentry and Construction in Kumbo, Cameroon allows us to cross paths with some very interesting, aspiring woodworkers - Mo (short for Mohamed) is one of them. Mohamed was attending a local technical school, well on his way to learning how to design furniture when tragedy struck: the school had [...]

May 25th, 2014|Cameroon|

Our Humanitarian Footprint: Meet Assan

Assan decided to generate electricity for a town called Dumbo, a town without power in the Bui region of Cameroon. He envisioned a way of using the high-pressure flow of water coming downhill through pipes from a spring catchment to power a mini-turbine generator. He had his work cut out for him as he had [...]

February 20th, 2014|Cameroon|

Two Ways We Bridge the Health Care Gaps in Cameroon

Our Total Health Program in Kumbo, Cameroon, is now the center of a health care revolution: steadily growing, filling much-needed health care gaps and providing health education in and around Kumbo. In fact, the more people we educate and treat in the area, the greater the demand for services, products, and information, creating new employment [...]

January 30th, 2014|Cameroon|

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|

New Campaign: One Book & One Buck

An Educated Decision Each year, we choose a different international project and ask our supporters to join us to help tackle poverty at the grass roots. We're excited to announce that we are focusing on rural education with our latest campaign ONE BOOK & ONE BUCK. The world has seen how educated choices from enlightened leaders can solve [...]

October 23rd, 2013|Cameroon|

Staff Spotlight: Steve Odnoha

After working at the Himalayan Institute's newest campus in Khajuraho, India, for nearly six months, Steve Odnoha is back at the Humanitarian Projects headquarters in Honesdale, PA. Welcome back, Steve! What does Steve do?  Well, technically speaking, Steve is the technical projects manager for the Himalayan Institute's Humanitarian Projects. Steve's job is to determine what [...]

May 21st, 2013|Residential|

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|

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|

Inauguration of Takui Water Catchment

The Takui spring water catchment system, a project that was only started a couple months ago, is now open and bringing fresh, clean water to the people of the village! This project is very exciting, not only for the difference that it will make in the quality of life for local residents, but because of [...]

August 3rd, 2011|Cameroon|