Schools

Over the years, JMA has built 15 schools in the Amazon. In all of these schools children are taught the national curriculum. Many are in locations where children once had to travel for hours often through difficult and sometimes dangerous terrain simply to get educated. Our goal is to work with local pastors and leaders in order to identify other villages that desperately need a school and to raise funds for construction. In all of our schools, children are taught the national curriculum.

Terra Preta School

Terra Preta is a village located on the Negro River, approximately 4 hours from Manaus. This community is home to almost 40 families, mostly indigenous descendants, who have difficult access to basic needs such as clean water, health care and more.

As these families faced severe struggles to provide education to the children in Terra Preta, due to the long distances to get to the nearest school, in 2004 a school was built in the village.

Our teams through the years have been able to do small repairs and improvements on the building

Layout: The school has 3 classrooms, 1 kitchen, 2 bathrooms and veranda

Students: Currently there are 66 enrolled students

School hours: Mornings and afternoons

Teachers:  The school counts on 4 teachers

Current needs: In 2019, we expect to have adults class available for those who cannot read at an older age. There is a need for an extension for schools, extra bathrooms and a cafeteria.

Santa Isabel School

Santa Isabel is a village located on the Negro River, approximately 8 hours from the capital of the Amazon – Manaus. There are about 56 families in the community. It was first founded because the villagers were getting overlooked by the government, therefore, Santa Isabel is a village that was created by locals and for the locals. They have done a beautiful effort to make it a great place to live. They have a community center, a little church and several houses. In 2011, a school was built in order to assist, at the time, approximately 80 children that did not have easy access to school before. We had the opportunity to build a greenhouse with the villagers for the kids in the school to learn and grow as they had the chance to harvest together. In 2015, we were able to build a science center where the kids would learn about music, computer skill, sports, education on sustainable projects and extra tutoring. It is a beautiful school.

Layout: The school has 3 classrooms, a cafeteria, bathrooms, a teachers room, a science center and veranda

Students: Currently there are 56 enrolled students from kindergarten through 9th grade

School hours: Mornings and afternoons

Teachers:  The school counts on 3 teachers

Current needs: In 2019, we expect to have high school available for the kids who graduate 9th grade. They have a project to amplify the library in order to have room for the kids to read that will be called “Traveling through Reading“. Painting and other small repairs are also needed.

Mipindiaú School

Mipindiaú is a village on the Negro River located approximately 7 hours from Manaus. The village was founded in 2008 and now there are approximately 36 families all from 3 primary families.The church in Mipindiaú is strong, therefore, there is a high presence of believers in this village. The main income therein comes from wood work and the financial need is great due to the lack of jobs in the area. They had no school around in the area, therefore, the children in the past had to travel a couple of hours to get to school robbing from the families time at home to influence their children as well as a toll of worries on the parents for their safety. In 2006, a school was built and it was an answer of prayer to the people of Mipindiaú. In 2014, we had to rebuild the school in another location in the village due to the high levels of flood through the years. One of our volunteer teams contributed in labor to the completion of the work.

Layout: The school has 4 classrooms, a cafeteria, 02 bathrooms, and a teachers room


Students: Currently there are 35 enrolled students from kindergarten through 9th grade

School hours: Mornings and afternoons

Teachers:  The school counts on 4 teachers

Current needs: The school could benefit from a well to provide clean water for the kids

 

 

Vale Da Benção Verde

Community Vale da Benção is comprised of 64 families.
The village’s primary income comes from farming and governmental welfare.
The school:  The school is comprised of 02 classrooms, 01 playroom, 01 small kitchen and 02 bathrooms.
Grades: Kindergarten through 4th grade.
Teachers: 01 teacher
Current: A library would benefit the village in great ways as it contributes to the cultural development of their children and youth.

Cinturão Verde

Cinturão Verde is located on the Janauacá Lake in Careiro Careiro Castanho. They have approximately 100 families in the village and they live mostly from farming and welfare.  The local church is very present in the village, increasing the number of families who follow Jesus.

Layout: The school has TBD classrooms, TBD kitchen, TBD bathrooms, cafeteria

Students: Currently there are TBD enrolled students;

School hours: Mornings

Teachers: The school counts on 2 teachers

Current needs: The greatest need is for a well to provide clean water for kids

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