humanitarian projects

Public Health Education: Spreading the Health Revolution

In 2013, our Humanitarian Team expanded the outreach of the Total Health Education Program with a widespread public health education campaign. This campaign radiated out from the Total Health Center in Kumbo to the people in the surrounding region, called Bui. Building health awareness, and introducing the concept of creating and sustaining health, are already starting [...]

March 28th, 2014|Cameroon|

A Modern Take on Traditional Medicinal Oil

The "Oil Boil" One afternoon, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait demonstrated this traditional method of making medicinal oil at the Himalayan Institute campus in Khajuraho, India. The Best Location The best location to dig a fire pit is under the edge of a large shade tree canopy—shaded from the sun but not too close to the tree [...]

February 26th, 2014|India|

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|

Our Health Center in Kumbo

“Our health is our wealth” is a phrase the humanitarian team overhears when they make site visits to Cameroon, West Africa. The Total Health Program, part of Himalayan Institute Cameroon, serves an impoverished rural population in an English-speaking area in and around Kumbo, Cameroon. In this part of the world, basic health knowledge and what [...]

February 13th, 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|

Groundbreaking News from Khajuraho!

We are delighted to share these work-in-progress images, the latest in development from our new campus in Khajuraho, India. Work is well under way on a new two-story building that can accommodate up to 40 people for programs and retreats. As with the other buildings, this new building is being constructed with the highest-quality local [...]

January 16th, 2014|India|

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 [...]

Humanitarian Footprint: Meet Uma

Uma grew up in the Northwest region of Cameroon, an English-speaking region in the predominately French country. Uma has never traveled out of this region and has a younger brother and sister which she looks after. Her parents are illiterate, her mother is a tailor and her father trades used automotive parts near a local [...]

November 18th, 2013|Cameroon, Footprint Series|

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|