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An Update On Our India Relief Fund: Phase One Complete

The intense period of delta-variant COVID-19 brought to light the critical need for relief efforts in India. This need propelled us to rapidly mobilize our humanitarian initiatives over the last several months. Since May of 2021, the services and support that have comprised the first phase of the India Relief Fund—our immediate relief efforts—have reached [...]

International Day of Education

Every 24th of January, the International Day of Education is recognized around the world in celebration of the key role education plays in the cultivation of peace and development. The theme for 2021, ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation,’ raises awareness of the exacerbated need for inclusive and equitable education during the [...]

By | 2021-01-22T10:22:53-05:00 January 24th, 2021|Cameroon, Education, International Development|

Expressing Our Appreciation

Dear Friends, Together, WE DID IT! Thanks to your outpouring of support and generosity, we achieved full funding of our public health programs for the entire year. We are so grateful to each one of you for stepping up and supporting our work in Cameroon—particularly during the challenging year that all of us globally have [...]

By | 2021-01-08T11:06:29-05:00 January 8th, 2021|Cameroon, Fundraising and Activism, Humanitarian, Public Health|

Our Approach to Public Health

Since 2007, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon team has spearheaded a range of rural empowerment projects in Cameroon—all supporting our goal to fight poverty, illiteracy, and inequality through education, health care, and job creation. This year’s active donor appeal, the Village Health Relief Fund, highlights our ongoing public health initiative in Cameroon, which is preventing [...]

By | 2021-01-08T09:15:41-05:00 December 18th, 2020|Cameroon, Fundraising and Activism, Humanitarian, Public Health|

Giving Tuesday—Q&A with Our Female Leadership

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that calls attention to the power of individuals to transform their communities and the world. Today, in the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we are introducing two members of our health team in Cameroon, who are on the ground creating lasting change within their communities every single day.  [...]

Village Health Relief Fund

Dear Friends, Cameroon has been in a state of civil unrest for more than three years. As a result of the ongoing conflict, many hospitals have been shut down, resulting in a critical gap in the current healthcare system. Our programs are oftentimes the only health resources communities have access to in order to [...]

By | 2020-10-28T10:12:24-04:00 October 28th, 2020|Cameroon, Fundraising and Activism, Humanitarian, Public Health|

World Mental Health Day 2020

Photo by: DJ Pierce Saturday, October 10, was the World Health Organization’s annual observance of World Mental Health Day. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, and helps determine how we handle stress, make choices, and relate to others. Mental health is important at [...]

By | 2020-11-16T12:35:03-05:00 October 13th, 2020|Cameroon, Education, Humanitarian, Total Health Center, Women In Development|

COVID-19 in Developing Countries

All Photos By: DJ Pierce As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, our awareness turns to developing countries, who are particularly vulnerable to the destabilizing effects of this virus. In countries where the average family earns less than $1 a day and are lacking even the most basic sanitation and hygiene methods, such as soap [...]

COVID-19 Status Update

The ongoing conflict in Cameroon has left critical gaps in the health and education sectors in the communities that we serve. Hospitals are closed, and hundreds of thousands of children lack access to formal education, with children throughout the Northwest region entering their fourth year without school. The COVID-19 pandemic poses additional challenges to [...]

By | 2020-12-10T15:44:43-05:00 May 19th, 2020|Cameroon, Humanitarian, International Development|

Earth Day 2020—A Call to Action for Yogis

“Neither assuming the clothes of a yogi nor talking about yoga bring success. Action alone is the cause of success. This is the truth, beyond any doubt.” —Hatha Yoga Pradipika Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world to raise awareness of the environment and related issues. [...]