Learning & Engagement

Disabling Illiteracy

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 seen a public library. In [...]

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 [...]

Showcasing 10 Years of Service

Whatever our dreams, ideas or projects, we plant a seed, nurture it and then reap the fruits of our labor. —Oprah Winfrey It’s been an amazing ride through these past 10 years in Cameroon and we are elated about our monumental service excursion taking place right now in June of 2018. This trip represents dedicated [...]

Ignite the Power of Women! HIC’s Annual Campaign Coming to An End!

WHOA! We have reached over 78% of our goal to raise $100,000 in our Annual Campaign supporting the expansion of our Women’s Empowerment Program at Himalayan Institute Cameroon! Thank you so much to all those who have donated and fundraised for this cause so far! With just one week left to go in our 2017–2018 Annual [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]