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        Time For School | Brazil: Jefferson

        Many children in Brazil’s favelas (slums) find a safe haven and second home at school. School enrollment is increasing, but the quality of education still remains substandard. In this media gallery, meet Jefferson, a child of the Rochinca favela, who in second grade is one of the few students in his class who can read and write. Follow Jefferson over 12 years as he struggles to overcome poverty and stay in school. Check out the entire collection of resources from the documentary "Time For School" here.

        Jefferson-School as a Safe Haven

        In this video segment learn about the safe haven that school provides for the children of Brazil’s shantytowns.

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        Jefferson: 2003 and 2006

        The challenges of growing up in one of Brazil’s largest favelas (shantytowns) are the focus of this video.

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        Time For School | Brazil: Jefferson 2016

        16-year-old Jefferson attends 10th grade at a school in Brazil. His family has moved to his uncle's town to pursue a better education and a brighter future than the one it left behind.

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