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Fundraising: A Community Effort

A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating Your Own Fundraiser For the past few years the Himalayan Institute's Global Humanitarian Team has launched large scale Peer-2-Peer fundraisers to support the mission of our work. Himalayan Institute (HI) community members around the world have taken action by creating personal campaigns, mobilizing friends and family, and fundraising to fight [...]

September 14th, 2016|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|

Meet Clara from Himalayan Institute Cameroon

In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate all of the women who support our humanitarian programs. We take this opportunity to introduce you to one of the amazing women on-site at Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC). Clara Ezia is the deputy general manager for HIC. She helps to oversee the daily operations of the Community Center and [...]

March 8th, 2013|Cameroon|

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|

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|

In Memoriam: Roland Mbenkum, Dear Friend of HI Cameroon

It was mid-July 2007 and a small team of Himalayan Institute staff members had been sent to execute a new humanitarian project in the mountainous Northwest region of Cameroon. The first few months were challenging, yet very focused on gaining a foothold in this extraordinary new environment—Kumbo. On this particular day in July the house [...]

August 22nd, 2011|Cameroon, Fundraising and Activism|

Eco-Service Excursion to Cameroon

In November 2010, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait led a group of 25 participants on a journey through Cameroon, West Africa to the Himalayan Institute’s community center in Kumbo. From the moment participants hit the road in a bus to travel from Douala to Kumbo, they were immersed in a truly authentic Cameroonian experience: Like so many [...]

February 7th, 2011|Cameroon, Excursions|

Internal Growth To Support Community Development

On Monday August 29th, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon held the first of a series of meetings and events that will result in an organizational overhaul of its community center operations. The goal of this reorganization is to make the center more efficient and more effective at delivering its programs to the community. By looking at [...]

September 14th, 2009|Cameroon|

A Coalition of NGOs

In Cameroon, government funding is in short supply, so it is up to Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to bring health, education, and other important services to communities in need. Some of these NGOs are international organizations, bringing staff in from the US, Canada, Holland, Nepal, etc. But most have been started by Cameroonians to address the [...]

February 18th, 2009|Cameroon|