Global Study guides

Resources for Learning

Interested in learning more about the issues related to Heifer’s work? Our Global Study Guides collect content into a compact resource appropriate for middle and high school students.

If you are a teacher, an after-school club adviser or a 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.

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Global Study Guides

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Read more about the Global Study Guide: About Heifer resource.

Goats and chickens are useful — but there’s more to our success! Learn more about how Heifer makes a difference in the communities where we work. We support farmers as they work to earn living incomes, helping them create sustainable futures for themselves and their families. Our practice of Passing on the Gift® transforms recipients into donors and helps build strong, resilient communities.

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

Livestock play a central role in our work, both as a strategy for ending poverty and for achieving food security and proper nutrition. Livestock provide people food and nutrition, while also giving them tangible assets that can generate income, such as eggs or milk. Each country program has a tailored approach to animal health and husbandry, based on local resources and livestock.

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

Caring for the Earth is not only part of our mission statement, it’s also integrated into all of our projects. We work with project families to make sure they are caring for their animals and crops in a way that is beneficial to the land. This includes ensuring they have adequate access to clean water and healthy stoves.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Read more about the Giving Bank resource.

The giving bank is ideal to collect cash and can be a simple daily reminder of our participants. No amount is too small, and every coin adds up to make a difference.