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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 | 2018-12-10T12:26:18+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, General, Humanitarian, International Development|

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 | 2018-09-10T12:07:11+00:00 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 [...]

Our African Focus

Looking forward to all that Himalayan Institute Cameroon has in store for 2018, a question often posed by sponsors, interested guests, and other humanitarians who learn about our work comes to mind: Why Africa? Why Cameroon? In 2017, Himalayan Institute Global Humanitarian Projects recommitted its humanitarian efforts abroad by focusing solely on our flagship program [...]

Looking Forward—It’s 2018!

It’s 2018! Happy New Year from Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Projects and Himalayan Institute Cameroon! Thank you to all our generous supporters throughout 2017. Without your donations, words of encouragement, advice, and steadfast support of all the work we do, Himalayan Institute Cameroon would not be where it is today. Non-profit (especially humanitarian) work largely depends [...]

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 [...]

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 to [...]