Heifer International is a world hunger organization that provides sustainable support and education to impoverished communities around the world and country. The BFA Student Council has historically organized fundraisers for Heifer International and this year their goal is to learn about and inform our community on why Heifer International exists, what they do and why we should support them. To kick that off, twenty-eight high school students took a trip to Rutland, Massachusetts to visit the Heifer Farm on October 6th.
As part of the day, students visited their sustainable farm, interacted with their animals and visited the Global Village.
“I learned how to milk a goat”- Michael R, student
The Global Village is a replica of the ways in which families live in the communities that Heifer supports. We visited Peru, Kenya, rural Appalachia and more.
“I was humbled by how some people live every day”-Rachel P, student
Students were given the local food and cooking supplies in order to prepare their lunch in the Global Village.
“I really enjoyed it, my favorite part was picking our own carrots”- Chase P, student
Stay tuned to see how this group of students brings their learning back to the BFA community.
“This trip taught me there is a huge difference in poverty around the word, there is not just one type of poverty . It made me appreciate what I have and want to help others.” -Julia O, Student Council president