Panthera's Escola Jofre Velho provides state-approved primary education in one of the most remote regions in Brazil. The people who live here typically have limited or no access to educational or medical resources. Families often need to make the difficult decision of either staying together—at the cost of raising their children without opportunity for formal schooling—or splitting apart, with the mother and children living in the city while the father works on the ranch. If a family is split, the stress is compounded by the difficulty of communication. Many ranches in the region don’t have internet, let alone consistent power or landline telephone connections.
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