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Participants of Global Passport at Heifer Ranch experience the turmoil of a community forced to rely on the generosity of its neighbors after suddenly losing everything. Will the people come together and provide the needed relief?
After people's immediate needs for food, water and other necessities have been met, relief work ends and development work begins. Heifer works to empower communities by supplying them with the means – including livestock, training and other resources – to strengthen their families, their communities and their hope for a sustainable future. Global Passport "families" are challenged to improve their circumstances by adopting a variety of methods Heifer uses in the field, including adding livestock, improved animal management and finding a unique market to sell goods.
Throughout the Global Passport program, participants must provide for their family by tending gardens and livestock, working in the village community, buying supplies from the international market and cooking cultural meals using appropriate technology. Each night the family will sleep in representative housing, such as Tibetan yurt.
GLOBAL PASSPORT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Grade Levels: 9th Grade – College Age
Minimum Group Size: 15 participants including adults
Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:5 with a minimum of 3 adults
Arrival and Departure: Program begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 11 a.m. on the day of departure.
Tuition Fees: $210 per person to include one night in our lodging, two meals in the Dining Hall and three full days and nights of Global Passport programming in which you will prepare your remaining meals and sleep the rest of your nights.