Training and Education

CORNERSTONE: TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Training and Education

HOW IT WORKS:

Training and education are key to ensure that animals are well cared for, and that participants get the most out of their projects. Participants learn nuts-and-bolts skills such as how to build sturdy pens and grow fodder, but they also receive training in all 12 Cornerstones. Cornerstone training helps participants tap into their own wisdom and strengths, both as individuals and as communities.

IN ACTION:

You can't solve a problem if you don't know about it, so stay informed of what's happening around you, both locally and globally. Encourage children's curiosity. Support making decent education available worldwide.

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Golden Rule Sunday School

Our Golden Rule Sunday School has been supporting Heifer International for several years. Social action projects are a big part of our program, and we try to combine local and international projects, including volunteering at a nearby forest preserve, collecting books for children that have no books in their home, making lunches for a homeless shelter, and an ongoing change jar to collect for Heifer International. Click the title of this story to read more...

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School-Wide Service Project

I am happy to announce that after two weeks of hard work, our students from Preschool through 8th grade have raised $1,417.31 to give to Heifer International. This fundraising was a school-wide service project and we are very proud of the students! Click the title of this story to read more...

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Swap Meet Sends a Girl to School

I have 30 students from a Title I school where more than 75% of them receive free and reduced lunch. They participated in two swap meets, a bake sale, the Chores for Change fundraiser, collecting cans and bottles and asking for donations in order to collect enough funds to help send a girl to school. Click the title of this story to read more...

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Goats Can Change Lives!

On Wednesday, the Vacation Bible School at Henderson United Methodist Church in Little Rock received a visit from Heifer Village and learned how a simple animal, such as a goat, can have a great impact on families in need! Click the title of this story to read more...

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Kinsley

Kinsley, transitional kindergarten student in North Carolina, shared that this photo depicts a family that "Heifer came to help because they didn't have food or drink." We are so glad you understand our mission, Kinsley!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Emmeline

Transitional kindergarten student, Emmeline, shared with us, "I helped raise money so you could give someone a cow." Thank you so much for your generosity, Emmeline!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Kylie

"A family just got the gift of a bunny," shared Kylie. Thank you for joining us in the fight against hunger and poverty!

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One of the Coolest Places

Reece, a visitor to Heifer Ranch, sent Heifer International the sweetest thank you note. Click the title of this story to read more!

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Little Rock Students Donate to "Enhance the Chance" for Others

The students created commercials to promote their products before the sale.

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A Civil Rights Pilgrimage

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Civil Rights Pilgrimage brings about 100 students to Heifer International twice a year in January and March. Participants on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage spend ten days learning about the Civil Rights Movement and stop at Heifer to learn about human rights efforts today. Click the title of this story to read more...

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7th Grade Class Raises Awareness and Creates Impact

Isaiah and her classmates at Gideon Hauser Jewish Day School know a lot about creating change and social justice... Click the title of this story to read more!

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National Honor Society Dedicates Precious Time to Heifer

Shannon Scott, Proviso West High School Librarian, recently sent a very generous donation to Heifer International on behalf of the school’s National Honor Society. Along with the donation, she included a brief letter explaining a bit about how the students came to raise funds for Heifer...

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Five Students Exceed Expectations

When Nicole Feinour received Heifer International's Read to Feed promotional material in the mail, she had no idea just how well her students would take to the idea. Teaching a class of only five students in the 3rd and 4th grades, Nicole decided they were capable and motivated enough to reach the lofty $995 goal she set. In order to reach their goal, she charged each student's sponsor (family members and friends) a flat rate for either time spent reading or per book, depending on what the sponsor preferred. Dedicating a half hour to 45 minutes per day to reading for Heifer International, the students were able to surpass their $995 goal by April, raising an impressive total of $1,100! This amounted to about 150 books read between her five students in four months! "We did this project as part of our missions class and we are very excited about helping others in need," Nicole wrote in the letter she sent in with their donation. To Cheyenne, McKenna, Genevieve, Andrea and Rachael, the students of Miss Feinour's classroom, we thank you for the hard work and dedication you put into this fundraiser! We are so grateful to have you on our side fighting hunger and poverty.

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Helping Families like Beatrice's

The Modern Media class at Towson University, located in Maryland, is made of up international students from around the world who are studying English as a Second Language. These students read an article about Beatrice Biira and were very inspired by Beatrice’s story. Beatrice was a young girl in Uganda whose life was radically changed when Heifer International donated a goat to her poor family...

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Girl Scouts Make the World a Better Place

As an international organization, the origin of the donations we receive shouldn't surprise us but they frequently do! When we received a $120 check from a Girl Scout Daisy Troop located in Germany, it made the world seem a little smaller. Not only that, but the hard work and dedication the troop put into fundraising was incredibly inspiring...

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St. Bridget Students Send a Girl to School

I am the first grade teacher at St. Bridget School in Manchester, CT. I am writing you this letter because this enclosed gift of $368 is very special. It is a gift from the children in grades 1 and 8 in our school...

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The Green Team Coalition at Brookhaven College Supports Heifer

Carrie Schweitzer, Director of Sustainability, at Brookhaven College in Dallas, TX sent Heifer International a letter, updating us about a recent fundraiser conducted by the college's Green Team Coalition. She shared the following with us...

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Center School Students Reach Their Goal

Center Elementary School reached an incredible fundraising goal of $10,000, or 219,851 minutes of reading, benefiting Heifer International as part of our Read to Feed program! Principal Donna Hutton bravely, and as promised, kissed a lizard in front of the entire school to commemorate their accomplishment. You can read more about their accomplishment at the following link: http://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2015/04/longmeadow_principal_kisses_lizard_after_students_exceed_reading_goals.html. Congratulations to Center Elementary School's incredible students!

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Mayor's Youth Council Member Raises Money for Heifer

My name is Kaitlyn Akel, and I am a senior at North Little Rock High School and a member of the NLRMYC. I'm 17-years old. Recently, I held a massive community-wide bake sale with the help of the director of the North Little Rock Mayor's Youth Council, Jan Scholl, and several of the Council's kids in order to raise money to buy an animal or two to send overseas to a family in need. Click the title of this story to read more...

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A Former Project Participant Inspires Classroom

April 1, 2015 Dear Heifer International, We were so inspired by the story Beatrice's Goat in our third grade reading series that we decided we wanted to raise money to purchase a goat for a family in need like Beatrice's. We realized that we take so much for granted and often don't have to work for any of the things we have. Each student in our class did jobs for our parents and other family members and friends to raise money. Please take this check and make sure a goat goes to a family whose life will be changed. Thank you for opening our eyes and hearts. Sincerely, Mrs. Smith's 3rd Grade Class Lincoln Park Elementary School

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Read to Feed Inspires Massachusetts Students

...when I visited in February, they already knew so much about Heifer and our mission to end hunger and poverty. March was their month for Read to Feed! We celebrated April 16.