The Jatobazinho school, run by the ACAIA Pantanal organization, is a boarding school which provides comprehensive care to children at risk of exclusion in Mato Grosso do Sul.
Fundación MAPFRE has been collaborating with this project in which 60 children benefit from receiving high-quality education and a balanced diet since 2015.
In terms of education, the project caters for students from the 1st to the 5th year of grade school, with regard to health and nutritional care, establishing guidelines for prevention and nutritional advice, as well as clinical analyses. In addition, medical and dental care is also offered if need be.
The children also learn about culture, with painting, music, theatre and dance activities…The children therefore learn about and promote local cultural knowledge, as well as that of other cultures.
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.