A few co-workers and I got the chance to preview the new Heifer Village, set to open June 5 in Little Rock. The village, which was a $13.5 million project, is an interactive global education facility and is designed as a sustainable and environmentally sensitive building. Adjacent wetlands, which support native species, complement the building’s design.
Located on the campus of the Heifer International Center, the goal of the village is to educate visitors about solutions to global hunger and poverty. A dedication and opening has been set for 10 a.m. on June 5 with guest keynote speaker Dr. Paul Farmer, 1993 Genius Grant winner and founder of Partners in Health, an international aid organization focusing on medical services for the poor. Following the dedication, the village will be open for tours. During the weekend, June 6-7, the site will host Family Day from 9-4 each day. The event will feature Heifer animals, crafts, multicultural music, international dancing, an appearance by children’s musician Dan Zane, and more. For a detailed schedule of events and more information on the village visit