humanitarian projects

Introducing Total Health Revolution

The Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Team is excited to unveil its latest humanitarian venture—the Total Heath Revolution in Cameroon, West Africa! The Total Health Revolution aims to increase health knowledge and subsequently improve long-term health outcomes by reaching 75,000 people over the course of the next several months. The program, based out of the Himalayan Institute Cameroon, will [...]

July 18th, 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|

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|

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|

Leadership Training for VIDA Managers

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” —John F. Kennedy In January, our corporate sponsor, Sustainable Earth Solutions (SES), delivered a custom training program to VIDA and Fondo Para Ninos project managers in Mexico. The dynamic team, Dave Bauer, Bob Adler, and Kyla Jaquish, presented a workshop with interactive lessons in creative thinking, team building, project design [...]

February 28th, 2013|Mexico|

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|

VIDA Notes

Agriculture & Aztec Heritage Our VIDA project introduces modern, sustainable farming practices in the Totonac region of Central Mexico where the most common crop (and the most important) historically grown by the people of Central Mexico was maize, also known as corn or mealies. Archaeologists believe that wild maize was domesticated first in Mexico about [...]

January 17th, 2013|Mexico|

VIDA: Nutrition Notes

The VIDA project empowers rural families to take control of their own nutritional futures by giving them the chance to experience a healthy diet. Even adding a single serving of fruits and vegetables can make a big difference to even the most impoverished diets.¹ With adequate supplies of vitamins and minerals, the body's own satiation mechanisms [...]

October 25th, 2012|Mexico|

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|