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For many of the world's people, cooking a meal is fairly simple. But for the world's poor, everyday conveniences, like water from a sink, ingredients from a refrigerator and a stove, are unavailable.
Heifer Ranch's Global Gateway participants are given little to eat – just some rice, vegetables and eggs – and must find a way to build a fire and cook their meal. The challenge continues on into the night as they sleep in simple housing, such as a Zambian hut. By living the lessons of poverty first-hand, participants will better understand the complications of hunger and poverty and see they can create change that brings possibility and hope to millions around the world.
To further your experience, consider the Global Challenge program that combines the Global Gateway experience with team-building exercises.
GLOBAL GATEWAY AT HEIFER RANCH PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Grade Levels: 6th 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 12 noon and ends at 11 a.m. the following morning.
Tuition Fees: $45 per person to include Global Gateway activities (including dinner and breakfast in the Global Village) and a lunch in the dining hall on the day you arrive.