Creating Jobs

All Photos By: DJ Pierce 2019 Donors' Appeal Empowering Communities Globally—We ask you to join us Social Impact: Disabling Poverty and Creating Empowerment When we first came to Cameroon, our main building was in poor condition and the community didn’t have the high-quality skills we were looking for or the necessary equipment to make the [...]

Empowering Women

All Photos By: DJ Pierce 2019 Donors' Appeal Empowering Communities Globally—We ask you ot join us Social Impact: Disabling Inequality The majority of people in Cameroon live on less than $1.50 per day, and women are the primary managers of the household, providing for all of the family needs. With more emphasis placed on [...]

Disabling Illiteracy

All Photos By: DJ Pierce 2019 Donors' Appeal Empowering Communities Globally—We as you to join us Social Impact: Disabling Illiteracy Throughout Africa there is a consistent lack of access to education and information. Until 10 years ago, when Himalayan Institute Cameroon established the first public library in the community of Kumbo, no one had even [...]

Empowering Communities Globally

All Photos By: DJ Pierce 2019 Donors' Appeal Empowering Communities Globally—We ask you to join us Over the past few months, many of the communities we serve in Cameroon have been experiencing heightened violence and civil unrest. A prolonged thread of discontentment is showing up in the form of political conflict, and government and [...]

Conflict in Cameroon

Photo By: DJ Pierce As many of you may already know, Cameroon is struggling with political instability and civil unrest. Since there are many articles and headlines being released on a daily basis, it can be difficult to deduce what is actually going on, and what sources of information can be trusted. We want to [...]

By | 2019-02-01T10:33:15-04:00 November 19th, 2018|Cameroon, Humanitarian, International Development|

International Day of Peace

This past week was International Day of Peace. Originally started by the United Nations, this day is dedicated to “strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” In fact, this year is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, an international pillar and symbol of peace. [...]

By | 2019-02-01T10:58:11-04:00 September 20th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, General, Humanitarian, International Development|

International Literacy Day

This month we celebrate International Literacy Day! If you’ve been keeping up with our latest blog posts, you know that our last blog was all about education. It’s an exciting time during late August and early September when schools open up again, new classes start, and everyone is back in high spirits and excited to [...]

By | 2019-02-01T11:00:55-04:00 September 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Concluding Igniting the Power of Women Campaign

It’s unbelievable to see the amount of change that can occur when a group of people join together with the same intention to make a difference. That's exactly what we saw this past year with our Igniting the Power of Women Campaign, and it could not have been possible without every single one of you; [...]

By | 2019-02-01T11:09:31-04:00 September 4th, 2018|Cameroon, Fundraising and Activism, General, Humanitarian|

Back to School Month

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela For many of us, going back to school is something we take for granted, and we’ve become accustomed to the hustle and bustle of back-to-school shopping and preparation for the upcoming academic year. But for others, education is [...]

Cameroon Excursion—A Traveler’s First Hand Experience

Hi! My name is Emma and I’m a 22-year-old recent college graduate. Even though I have worked for the Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Projects Department for the last two summers, this will be my first time visiting Himalayan Institute Cameroon (and my first time going to sub-Saharan Africa). This day-by-day travel blog will provide you [...]