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Yoga and Sustainability

The Himalayan Institute community is committed to sustainability and continues to seek new ways to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce energy consumption, and enhance the environment. Here's a glance at our latest eco-friendly efforts. Solar thermal panels installed at the Honesdale campus heat 60% of the potable water and lo-flo toilets reduce water consumption by 60%. Residents [...]

By | October 1st, 2014|Residential|

Our Humanitarian Footprint Series: Meet Mo

Our work at the School for Carpentry and Construction in Kumbo, Cameroon allows us to cross paths with some very interesting, aspiring woodworkers - Mo (short for Mohamed) is one of them. Mohamed was attending a local technical school, well on his way to learning how to design furniture when tragedy struck: the school had [...]

By | May 25th, 2014|Cameroon|

Total Health Consultants

It’s the clear, simple, affordable things that help you to take control of your health. At the Himalayan Institute Cameroon, the Total Health Consultants provide free health consultations that give thousands of people access to basic healthcare, to practical health information, and to affordable remedies and products. Promoting positive health practices and preventive health techniques, [...]

By | May 8th, 2014|Cameroon|

What is the Total Health Program?

Our Total Health Program shores up critical gaps in the current health system of Northwest Cameroon. Cameroon is home to approximately 20.5 million people, and the average life expectancy is 52 years, with a majority dying of preventable communicable diseases. In 2013 alone, our Health Centers and Health Education activities reached over 80,000 people in [...]

By | May 5th, 2014|Cameroon|

Growing Healing Herbs in Cameroon

The Total Health Center at the Himalayan Institute Cameroon, focuses on treating diseases and health problems specific to the local population in Bui, Cameroon. This is a region in a country that is still developing, produces very little for domestic consumption, and imports almost everything. The irony is that the land in Cameroon is lush and capable [...]

By | April 7th, 2014|Cameroon|

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 [...]

By | April 3rd, 2014|Cameroon|

Quarterly Humanitarian Roundup

We've made a lot of progress over the last quarter and wanted to share a few highlights with you. We've Launched The Health Revolution Challenge The Really Big News is that The Total Health Revolution has begun and we have launched a fundraising Challenge to touch the lives of 320,000 people in Bui, Cameroon. This [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|Cameroon|

Public Health Education: Spreading the Health Revolution

In 2013, our Humanitarian Team expanded the outreach of the Total Health Education Program with a widespread public health education campaign. This campaign radiated out from the Total Health Center in Kumbo to the people in the surrounding region, called Bui. Building health awareness, and introducing the concept of creating and sustaining health, are already starting [...]

By | March 28th, 2014|Cameroon|

A Modern Take on Traditional Medicinal Oil

The "Oil Boil" One afternoon, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait demonstrated this traditional method of making medicinal oil at the Himalayan Institute campus in Khajuraho, India. The Best Location The best location to dig a fire pit is under the edge of a large shade tree canopy—shaded from the sun but not too close to the tree [...]

By | February 26th, 2014|India|

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 [...]

By | February 20th, 2014|Cameroon|