by 2007 MHIRT students; narrative by Dr. Fitzgerald
Heifer Project International
is designed to teach people about the global community.
In addition, HPI teaches
visitors about the care and raising of a variety of farm animals.
The purpose of this retreat
was to educate students about the general housing conditions of most of
Team building skills were
also developed within the group.
CBU MIRT 2007 Participants
at the Heifer Project International Learning Center in Perryville, Arkansas.
Above left: Benjamin
Lyon, Dr. Teri Mason, Jillian Baker, Jessica Harmon, Susannah Acuff, Jacob
McMillan, Phuong Nguyen, Truc Le, Kyle Summers, Chemetra Patrick
Above left: Phuong says,
"The Heifer Hilton that we all stayed in for our first night at the Heifer
Ranch. Lot of noises at night." Jessica Harmon, Phuong Nguyen, and
Chemetra Patrick. Above right: Jessica Harmon and Phuong Nguyen.
Above right: Maria
Shiue, Malinda Fitzgerald, Susannah Acuff, Mary L Fryman, Jennifer Haaga,
and Kasey Mekonnen.
Above right: Co-operative
We traveled to representative
villages within the global
village. Each individual village represents the way a majority
of people from a given country live.
Above left: Kasey Mekonnen.
Above: The house that Maria
Shiue, Truc Le, Chemetra Patrick, and Phuong Nguyen had to live in for
one night. Phuong says, "It was peaceful and fun."
Global Village Appalachia:
This wooden structure would be considered by many to be poor. However,
in the global community, it is one of the better homes. It has a wood burning
stove, a bed, a porch, and an outhouse. The house is not airtight
with spaces between the boards.
Global Village Africa: This
round hut is built in the traditional style. This hut had a concrete floor
(in country it would probably be dirt).
Above center: The Zambia
house with Jacob McMillan and Benjamin Lyon. Above right: Susannah
Acuff, Marvin Lai, Kasey Mekonnen.
Above far left: Jennifer
Haaga. Water balloons were distributed to some group members as "babies."
Above right: Lottery assignments.
Benjamin Lyon, Maria Shiue, Susannah Acuff, Kasey Mekonnen, Chemetra Patrick,
Truc Le, and Phuong Nguyen.
Above left: Susannah Acuff
and Angel Greene. Above right: Kasey Mekonnen.
Teams are assigned to different
villages for the night. Each village was given a commodity and participants
had to work together to trade and obtain all things necessary to cook a
Above far left: Susannah
Acuff. Kasey Mekonnen. Above right: Angel Greene and Malinda
Above left: An exercise
demostrating the world's population distribution. Above right:
How we slept in Africa
Above right: Marvin Lai,
Kyle Summers, and Michael Webb.
Above left: Phuong Nguyen,
Chemetra Patrick, Truc Le, and Maria Shiue.
Above right: Kyle Summers,
Angel Greene, Benjamin Lyon, Chemetra Patrick, Jessica Harmon, Phuong Nguyen,
Susannah Acuff, Truc Le, Jennifer Haaga, Jacob McMillan, Mary L Fryman,
Teri Mason, Maria Shiue.
Above: Ian feeding the babies.
Above right: Jillian Baker,
Benjamin Lyon, Jacob McMillan, Kasey Mekonnen, and Jennifer Haaga.
Above: Jillian Baker, Benjamin
Lyon, Jacob McMillan, Kasey Mekonnen, Truc Le, and Chemetra Patrick.
Above right: Global Village
Above right: Chemetra Patrick
and Truc Le.
Above: Learning about the
Global Village. Above left: Angel Greene, Benjamin Lyon, Kyle Summers,
Jacob McMillan, and Kasey Mekonnen.
Above center: Jillian Baker
Above Global Village Thailand.
Team building activities
included a series of exercises directed by the HPI facilitators.
Above left: Dr. Malinda
Fitzgerald climbing. Above center: Benjamin Lyon (climbing), Jacob
McMillan, and Truc Le.
Above left: Benjamin Lyon
and Phuong Nguyen. Above right: Jacob McMillan (in white shirt).
Above left: Truc Le, Chemetra
Patrick, Kyle Summers.
Above: Benjamin Lyon and
Above left and center: Phuong
Nguyen and Truc Le. Above right: Phuong Nguyen.
Above left: Kyle Summers.
Above right: Jessica Harmon.
Learning Center in Arkansas is a "hands-on campus that teach the public
about world hunger. Through education that emphasizes experience, the centers’
outdoor 'living classrooms' acquaint visitors with Heifer's mission and
the needs of those whom the organization serves. Guests learn about the
root causes of hunger and poverty and the way animals — and people — can
make a difference." .... "Heifer's learning centers demonstrate Heifer's
environmentally sound farming practices and use techniques and resources
similar to those employed by the low-income families who receive assistance
"Heifer Ranch Global
Village and Challenge Course: Stay overnight in a typical
international house, then test your group's communication skills and teamwork."
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