vocational training school

Our Humanitarian Footprint Series: Meet Rosine

Rosine Makanaky is a woman with an extraordinary vision and an equally powerful determination. Rosine’s comprehensive, personal approach to caring for disabled children stems from her experiences and education; what makes her extraordinary is her willingness to return to this area to bring about social change and empowerment where it is needed the most. We [...]

April 3rd, 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|

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|

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|

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|

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 [...]

School of Carpentry & Construction Builds a Name for Itself

It’s been 10 months since the Himalayan Institute Cameroon School of Carpentry & Construction opened its doors in Kumbo, and since then it has created many opportunities for the community. Each project that the school undertakes is designed to target local needs in the community and is proving to benefit the carpentry industry in Northwest [...]

February 22nd, 2010|Cameroon|

Carpentry Class Launching

On June 1, the School of Carpentry & Construction began its first 10-week vocational training course on advanced woodworking techniques and furniture making. The school pioneers a range of new tools, equipment, and design techniques to improve the quality, efficiency, and safety of all carpentry and construction trades. The class is already off to a running [...]

June 6th, 2009|Cameroon|

School of Carpentry & Construction Public Demonstration

On Saturday, Himalayan Institute Cameroon's School of Carpentry & Construction opened its doors to local crafstmen, apprentices, and high school students for a free public workshop: "Advanced Wood Finishing Techniques." Professional woodworker Marten Nyar headlined the event. For his first demonstration, Marten piled finished eucalyptus boards onto the table. Each had been divided into six surfaces, [...]

February 27th, 2009|Cameroon|