This past week has been one of transitions. After many months of intensive training and working side-by-side, it’s now time for the U.S. and Indian HI management and staff to step back. Those previously involved in the day-to-day administration and residential matters will now act as consultants, and the HI Cameroon staff will take the lead. In a final staff meeting before his departure, Pandit Tigunait emphasized the importance of discipline in the running of all HIC’s programs. “Mindset,” he said, “is the reason previous humanitarian work has succeeded or failed.”

The Total Health students began the business portion of their education today. They will be learning salesmanship and basic marketing skills as practiced in the West. Students will be provided with the new line of HI Total Health herbal tablets to sell independently in their own neighborhoods, while also sharing the workload in a central Total Health Center. This will allow the students to evolve into entrepreneurs while enhancing the health of their communities.