Comprehensive care for young children in isolated communities in Brazil

60 children receive health care and educational and nutritional support

60 children receive health care and educational and nutritional support 60 children receive health care and educational and nutritional support

With the support of Fundación MAPFRE, Acaia Pantanal runs the Jatobazinho school, which offers educational, nutritional and healthcare services to children under 14 years old in Moto Grosso do Sul, a geographically isolated region of Brazil which suffers from seasonal floods and where a community lives without access to basic public services.

The school has a comprehensive program for 60 children, where they carry out activities for their development from Monday to Saturday, taught by 7 professionals.

In education they assist young children from their first to fifth year of primary education and in terms of healthcare they work on preventive action through guidance, good nutritional practice and medical and dental check ups.

The school also offers after-school cultural activities such as painting, music, theater and dance workshops which promote the local culture's values as well as enabling them to reflect on other traditions.

Acaia Pantanal started out as a subsidiary of the Instituto Acaia in 2006, with the idea of creating an environmental conservation area around the Baía Vermelha lake in Corumbá. The Jatobazinho School started its activities in 2009 with 39 children and adolescents with learning difficulties from the riverside communities.