Mexico

Thank you for an amazing 2013

It has been an incredible year for the Himalayan Institute and we couldn't have done it without you. We've made this video to capture some of the highlights, presented by our Director Of Strategic Development, Ishan Tigunait while at our new campus in Khajuraho, India. New Campus in Khajuraho & Kumbha Mela Pilgrimage: The [...]

January 8th, 2014|Cameroon, India, Mexico|

Your donations sprout into action this spring

Organic gardening training continues at Himalayan Institute Mexico's facility. Ariszandy, our agronomist, prepared a special class for counselors to reinforce home-gardening techniques and the proper use of tools. La formación de la jardineria organica continúa en la facilidad Mexicana del Instituto Himalaya. Arizsandy, nuestro ingeniero agronomo preparo una clase especial que se reforzó las ténicas de [...]

March 28th, 2013|Mexico|

Leadership Training for VIDA Managers

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” —John F. Kennedy In January, our corporate sponsor, Sustainable Earth Solutions (SES), delivered a custom training program to VIDA and Fondo Para Ninos project managers in Mexico. The dynamic team, Dave Bauer, Bob Adler, and Kyla Jaquish, presented a workshop with interactive lessons in creative thinking, team building, project design [...]

February 28th, 2013|Mexico|

VIDA Notes

Agriculture & Aztec Heritage Our VIDA project introduces modern, sustainable farming practices in the Totonac region of Central Mexico where the most common crop (and the most important) historically grown by the people of Central Mexico was maize, also known as corn or mealies. Archaeologists believe that wild maize was domesticated first in Mexico about [...]

January 17th, 2013|Mexico|

Winter Treat from VIDA

Our friends in the Sierra Norte region of Mexico working with our VIDA project would like to share this simple, warming version of cocoa – Mexican Hot Chocolate! You can use this authentic recipe at a fundraiser for VIDA - just increase the ingredients proportionally and to taste. Ingredients: 3 - 4 TBSP granulated sugar 3 TBSP  baking cocoa [...]

December 7th, 2012|Mexico|

VIDA: Nutrition Notes

The VIDA project empowers rural families to take control of their own nutritional futures by giving them the chance to experience a healthy diet. Even adding a single serving of fruits and vegetables can make a big difference to even the most impoverished diets.¹ With adequate supplies of vitamins and minerals, the body's own satiation mechanisms [...]

October 25th, 2012|Mexico|

A ritual known as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead

An opportunity for a party Himalayan Institute Mexico General Manager Geovanni is planning to host a Día de los Muertos party to raise funds in support of the Vida Project. This is sure to be a fantastic way to support our Vida families, and also to participate in one of their celebrations. Why not join [...]

October 10th, 2012|Mexico|

VIDA Sponsor: Sustainable Earth Solutions

Meet a corporate sponsor We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to one of our corporate sponsors and tell you a little about our upcoming work together. Dave Bauer and our friends at Sustainable Earth Solutions (SES) joined our VIDA team in Buffalo last month. The SES team has been fundraising tirelessly for Himalayan Institute's Humanitarian Projects, and decided our VIDA project was the [...]

September 25th, 2012|Mexico|

Grafting Lemon Trees in Mexico (how to blog)

Amanda Masters and her husband, John Daskovsky, spent six months living and working at the Himalayan Institute center in Jonotla, Mexico, before moving to Buffalo, NY, to become the directors of Himalayan Institute Buffalo. "I often think about our time at Himalayan Institute Mexico and everything we learned there," says Amanda. "One of the wonderful things about [...]

July 12th, 2012|India, Mexico|

Organic Farming with Jonotla University

Himalayan Institute Mexico is working with the Jonotla University to combat rural exodus and to restore family farming as a respectable and commercially viable career. The challenges facing the youth of Jonotla, a town of 3000 in southern Mexico, are only too common.  For the last several decades, the focus of university agronomy programs across the [...]

March 3rd, 2012|Mexico|