Global Study guides

Resources for Learning

Interested in learning more about the issues related to Heifer’s work? Our global study guides collect plenty of rich content and put it together in a compact resource appropriate for middle and high school students.

If you are a teacher, an after-school club adviser or just a curious Heifer fan who wants to learn more, we hope you’ll find these guides useful. Each topic has links to informative articles and definitions of key terms, as well as videos, infographics and photos that bring the words to life. We also include discussion questions, take-action ideas, and fundraising suggestions to help tweens and teens engage with the issues.

Women sitting and living in community.

Global Study Guides

Heifer International - How it Works
Read more about the Global Study Guide: How Heifer Works resource.

Goats and bees and water buffalo are useful — but there’s more to our success! Learn more about the ways Heifer makes a difference in the communities where we work. We work to connect farmers with value chains that provide an increase in income. Multiplied by strong social capital and women’s empowerment, our work results in a sustainable solution to world hunger and poverty. Heifer’s practice of Passing on the Gift® transforms recipients into donors and helps build strong, resilient communities.

Animal Gifts - Global Study Guide
Read more about the Global Study Guide: Animal Gifts resource.

Livestock play a central role in our work, both as a strategy for alleviating poverty and achieving food security and proper nutrition. Livestock provide food and nutrition for people, while also giving them tangible assets with which they can improve their livelihoods. Each country program has a tailored approach to animal health and husbandry, based on local resources and livestock.

Global Study Guide: Environment
Read more about the Global Study Guide: Environment resource.

Careful use of resources is critical to the long-term success of our programs. We account for the financial, environmental and social costs of each project so that we, along with our partners, can use those resources wisely and to maximum effect.

Chores for Change Product Guide
Read more about the Chores for Change resource.

Chores for Change is a service program designed for children and youth. Whether at home, school or in another group setting, the program shows students how they can create local and global change at the same time. The program invites students to volunteer in their communities while raising funds to support our mission around the world. How does it work? • Students recruit sponsors to pledge donations for time they spend doing service activities. • Once their service project is complete, participants collect pledges in support of Heifer’s work to eliminate hunger and poverty around the world. • Participants learn lifelong lessons about how they can improve social issues through service, at a local level and around the world. Volunteer projects may include handing out food at soup kitchens, working in a community garden, doing a river cleanup or reading to younger children. We hope that students discover the benefits of service and learn how their interests and talents can benefit others.w

Order form for Choose Your Adventure.
Read more about the Choose Your Adventure Order Form resource.

Once your students have raised the funds and collected all donations for the program, you can use this simple form to send in the gift to Heifer. Simply return it to the printed address along with your donation.

Fun

A variety of colored Heifer Buttons.
Read more about the Heifer Buttons resource.

These colorful buttons are a fun way to reward your students for milestones they meet. They also serve as a reminder of the various animals that Heifer gives to impoverished families around the world. This resource is currently available only through shipping. They are also provided as part of our Read to Feed Student Kit, which includes 1 Leader's Guide, 25 Student Guides, 28 bookmarks, a classroom poster and other items you need to get started.

Heifer Stickers.
Read more about the Heifer Animal Sticker resource.

These stickers are a colorful and fun way to reward your students for milestones they meet. They also serve as a reminder of the various animals that Heifer gives to impoverished families around the world. This resource is currently available only through shipping. They are also provided as part of our Read to Feed Student Kit, which includes 1 Leader's Guide, 25 Student Guides, 28 bookmarks, a classroom poster and other items you need to get started.

A picture several Heifer animal cards laid in a pile.   Cards include a picture and facts and information about each animal.
Read more about the Animal Cards resource.

An informational tool to teach groups about the importance and the value of the resources project participants receive.

An image of the Heifer giving bank box with pictures of Heifer project participants on the sides.
Read more about the Giving Bank resource.

The giving bank is ideal to collect cash and a simple reminder of our participants.