Concepts

Approaching the Topic of Foreign Aid

According to the World Economic Forum, when it comes to developmental foreign aid, there are typically three distinct groups of opinions that people will fall into: Official foreign governmental assistance is ineffective and has harmed poor countries throughout the years. Current aid levels are too low, and large increases in foreign aid would help [...]

Western Plans in Foreign Lands

Let’s talk about culture. Our modern definition holds culture as all pertaining to the collective knowledge, belief, and behavior surrounding social norms, social forms, characteristics of everyday life, intellect, practice of arts and humanities, and the ways in which we transmit all this information down from one generation to another. Within the context of culture, [...]

Developing the Sustainable Way

In talking about development, often times the word “sustainable” gets thrown into the conversation. But what does it truly mean to develop a region or community sustainably? Let’s take a look at Northwest Cameroon. 70% of people within this region rely on subsistence farming for their main source of food. Access to technology also [...]

What Service Gives to Us

In recent years, more and more studies indicate the positive, holistic effect that volunteering has, not only on us as individuals, but on our sense of purpose, belonging, and community too. With an incredible impact on both psychological and physical health, being intrinsically motivated and doing what you love is shown to create a better [...]

International Development in the Age of Climate Change

Climate change is not a hoax created by the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. It is, however, one of the biggest issues facing our world today, and it affects every country, every profession, and every person. It also has an incredible impact on international development work and has completely altered how different [...]

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 [...]

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|