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Combating Corruption in International Development

Working in international development always has its challenges, whether that be combating gender stereotypes, violence, or learning to understand cultural differences. But one of the challenges to development work that consistently stands out is corruption. Specifically, the challenge of an organization being able to carry out its mission and goals while also dealing with corrupt [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Humanitarian|

A Space for Learning

More and more, researchers are beginning to see that it is not just teachers, topics, and classroom materials that matter, but the specific space a student learns in also has an effect on educational outcomes. At Himalayan Institute Cameroon, part of our Public Library Network’s prime initiative—to offer students structured learning opportunities—relies on the safe, [...]

Women in International Development

One of the most straightforward ways to improve a country’s economic situation and alleviate poverty is to educate and empower its women and girls. In many parts of the world, oppressive cultural and social norms still persist—preventing many women from obtaining the education and opportunities they need to lift themselves, their families, and their communities [...]

Cameroon Awaits! Service, Community, Adventure 2018

If you have ever traveled on a service or spiritual excursion with the Himalayan Institute, then you know just how special, unparalleled, and life changing these excursions can be. In 2018, Himalayan Institute Cameroon will host the 7th group of individuals embarking on a journey of community service, humanitarianism, and epic adventure to Cameroon, West [...]

Trekking the Himalayas

The Importance of Pilgrimage The beginning of 2017 brought people from across the United States to ancient temples, shrines, and villages rooted in the Himalayan tradition. The most recent excursion to Tungnath—the highest Shiva temple in the world—gave participants the opportunity to connect with the places and practices they had learned about in their [...]

Health and Education: Keys to Economic Development

Healthcare and education play a crucial role within economic models, yet the time it takes to establish these essential pillars is often overlooked by larger developers and humanitarian organizations looking to fast-track growth or rebuild the economic structure in developing nations. Resilient foundations of broad and in-depth education, along with a robust healthcare system, [...]

Luke Ketterhagen—Yoga In Action: Connecting Inner Life With Outward Action

Sit down with Luke Ketterhagen and discover how the practice of Yoga allows him to gain deeper understanding of himself, our world, and why giving back is the cornerstone of what it really means to practice the full body of Yogic teachings! Bringing ourselves to a dedicated and continuous practice of Yoga can [...]

A Living Movement: Mexico In Retrospect

In 2010, Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Projects started a new project in the foothills of the Sierra Norte in the state of Puebla, Mexico. From its conception, the project aimed to provide organic agricultural training along with health and wellness education to the people of Sierra Norte-a population deeply affected by malnutrition and obesity as a [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Concepts, Energy Farming, General, Humanitarian, Mexico|

2017: Future In Perspective

Africa Reimagined For the past 10 years, Himalayan Institute Cameroon has been working in a small pocket on the west coast of, what is now, one of the fastest growing, continental market-places in the entire world: Africa. The Africa we are used to seeing as a combination of war-torn, disease-ridden countries has been changing ever rapidly [...]

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait-Yoga In Action: Part 1: Selfless Service

In this 10 part series with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, we will explore what it means to give selflessly, achieve acts of service without losing our energy, uplifted spirit, & positive attitude, and how cross-cultural exchange helps us to become more open, accepting, curious people. Check out Part 1 below, and begin to journey forward in [...]