The Heifer Global Village
Shepherd’s Spring Heifer Global Village, a site complete with international homes, gardens and animals that represent several of the countries in which Heifer International works to improve people's sources of nutrition and income through the gift of livestock and training. The Heifer Global Village is one method that Heifer, a non-profit organization working to end world hunger and poverty in a way that cares for the earth, uses to raise awareness of hunger and poverty.
The Heifer Global Village at Shepherd's Spring will expand Heifer's educational reach and assist Shepherd's Spring in its ability to promote peace, justice and understanding among the world's people. The experience-based Heifer Global Village programs explore the issues of global poverty and hunger while challenging people to examine their own habits, consumption patterns and beliefs to become more responsible global citizens.
Shepherd’s Spring Heifer Global Village site currently has Guatemala, Mozambique, Refugee, Kenya, and Appalachia homes available for programming. Still to be built as funds become available are a Thailand home, two additional homes and another kitchen for Mozambique, a canvas yurt and platform and a small stone home in Tibet, a second composting toilet system, a pavilion and a two story community center.
Donations are welcome as Shepherd’s Spring continues to expand the Heifer Global Village.
See the Heifer Global Village construction and program opportunities on this short video clip.
The following programs are available in the
Heifer Global Village at Shepherd's Spring:
4 hour program for 4th grade & older
Participants discuss United States culture and explore Guatemalan culture through experiential learning. For more information click here.
24 hour program for 6th grade & older
Participants explore their cultural identity and discuss similarities within the global community while examining issues of population, resource distribution, quality of life and standard of living. For more information click here.
48 hour program for 5th grade & older
Participants explore how Heifer International works to help people by finding sustainable solutions, what it means to care for the earth and how our individual choices affect the world. For more information click here.
If you would like, tours of the Heifer Global Village are available.
Tours are $5, Activity Tours are $9. Call Shepherd's Spring for tours.
Volunteer Opportunities- Click here for information.