Fundraising and Activism

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 [...]

Calling All HI Family Members to Get Involved!!!

Humanitarian work is both a challenging and fulfilling experience. It requires commitment, perseverance, and dedication, as well as consistent funding. We want to scale our current projects so we can build on models that have proven to be successful in serving rural communities over the past 10 years. We partner with communities in Cameroon [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]