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There's a Problem and I'm Going to Try to Fix It

Together, Los Perales Elementary School kindergarten teacher Terryl Miller and her class decided to use their newly acquired reading skills to raise money for Heifer International’s Read-To-Feed program. They raised $3,101, which helped them purchase on

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The Most Worthwhile Project

My AP Environmental Science (APES) students at High Point Central High School conducted a fundraiser "SMASH Hunger" with the students at the school and collected $120.00 in one afternoon.

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Mercer Elementary MOOOOves Mountains

Mercer MOOOOves Mountains with Heifer International! During the month of March in 2013, the students and staff at Mercer Elementary School in Shaker Heights, Ohio began a campaign to raise money and awareness for Heifer International and its mission to end world poverty and hunger. Many acts of generosity, selflessness and effort led to a very successful campaign.

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Burns Park Students Read to Feed

Burns Park teachers dressed at farm animals to kick off a fundraiser for Heifer International. Students are celebrating Reading Month this March by “reading to feed” and taking pledges to help end hunger and poverty.

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The WiLD Mama Bear of Virginia Tech

Honduras

According to the WiLD (Women in Livestock Development) site on Heifer’s Intranet Platform, a WiLD woman is a woman who is “making a difference in their lives and the lives of the families and communities where Heifer works.”

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Seeds of Knowledge Taking Root on Campus and Worldwide

Honduras

The metaphor of “sowing seeds” is often used when we speak about education.  We plant the seeds of education, and who knows what will grow and how deep the roots will penetrate?  On college campuses around the country, we are able to see and feel real community change and social action that has sprung up because of the planting of Heifer’s educational “seeds.”  But a crop needs help from a farmer to grow to its full potential, and we’ve found that professors of Geography, Animal Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, and History can make great farmers.  Read more to see how college and university faculty and staff can plant the seeds of sustainable development on their campuses and beyond. You may need to get your hands dirty!

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Purdue Service Learning Class Visits Heifer Haiti

Haiti

Greetings, from Purdue University! Our names are Katelyn Jackson and Josey Holscher, and we are both senior students in Animal Sciences. We have been involved with Heifer International on Purdue’s campus for close to three years and since then we have seen the importance of Heifer's goals.

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Heifer U for College and University Students, Heifer Ranch

Katelyn Jackson, Brook Davisson, and Schuylar McGuffey at the Heifer U for College and University Students, 2010

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Students from Purdue University, Banat Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine University (Romania) 2010

Romania

Dr. Mark Russell, along with other faculty from Purdue’s Agronomy Department, co-led a class called “Exploring International Animal Industries” on a visit to Romania.

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Community Education Volunteer Spotlight: Dorn Van Dommelen

Geography 101 is not one of those college courses that immediately grabs one’s attention.  For most, it is simply another three hours closer to a degree, a bridge to cross along the way to a recognition of higher learning.  Few would expect their life to be changed in a 1 year geography survey class, right?  And often the teaching of those classes is the begrudging grunt-work of professors who would rather be working on a soon-to-be published article or research grant, correct?  Not necessarily.