humanitarian projects

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|

Grafting Lemon Trees in Mexico (how to blog)

Amanda Masters and her husband, John Daskovsky, spent six months living and working at the Himalayan Institute center in Jonotla, Mexico, before moving to Buffalo, NY, to become the directors of Himalayan Institute Buffalo. "I often think about our time at Himalayan Institute Mexico and everything we learned there," says Amanda. "One of the wonderful things about [...]

July 12th, 2012|India, Mexico|

Humanitarian TRAID: Your purchase makes a lasting difference

100% of your purchase supports the Himalayan Institute's Humanitarian Projects. Humanitarian TRAID is a product line featuring hand-made products and art from around the world.  We have partnered with local craftsmen and entrepreneurs to develop a model that provides sustainable employment and supports our ongoing humanitarian mission. Come to the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale for the full TRAID [...]

June 29th, 2012|Cameroon|

The ‘Stress Eraser” in Cameroon

The Total Health biofeedback pilot project in rural Africa Getting Started   The Himalayan Institute Total Health Center in Cameroon pioneers holistic healthcare treatments and public health outreach. Eucharia Kuoh has been the program manager there since 2009. When Eucharia was asked to select patients for the new ‘Stress Eraser’ biofeedback program in Cameroon, she looked [...]

May 21st, 2012|Cameroon, Total Health Center|

The Total Health Program on World Health Day

Four years ago, we started the Total Health Program with a simple idea: shore up the gaps in Africa’s medical systems by training a new generation of holistic health care workers cheaply and effectively. This year, our locally trained consultants are using locally grown herbs to treat members of their own communities. As part of [...]

April 7th, 2012|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|

Empowering Rural Women

Today is International Women’s Day, a time when NGO’s and international humanitarian organizations such as ours in Cameroon, come together to see what more can be done to help raise women’s’ equality. A woman that is educated and empowered will have more chances to improve her society because it is the women that often teach the [...]

March 8th, 2012|Cameroon, Sacred Link Jewelry|

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|

HI Cameroon Attracts Visitors from Afar

HI Cameroon continues to be an education hub for the whole region with its many offerings, including the renowned School of Carpentry & Construction and the largest library in the region.  As it grows, information about these successful programs has been spreading throughout the country. Two students from the Government Training Center of Buea, a [...]

Kumbo Arts Exhibition

Kumbo, the home of the HI Cameroon community center, recently hosted a regional arts fair featuring the work of many artists intimately connected with the Himalayan Institute's humanitarian projects.  The event was a perfect opportunity for craftspeople working with HI Cameroon’s School of Carpentry and Construction and students of our Sacred Link Jewelry program to [...]