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Time For School | Brazil: Jefferson

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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.

Time for School | Benin: Nanavi

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In this media gallery from Time for School, meet Nanavi, a girl who lives in a remote village in Benin, West Africa. Typically, girls her age would be initiated into the traditional voodoo cult and readied for marriage. However, Nanavi has been selected to take a different path in her life. She has been recruited to attend school as part of a nationwide effort to educate the girls of Benin. As a country, Benin has one of the worst literacy rates and biggest educational gender gaps in the world. Check out the entire collection of resources from the documentary "Time For School" here.

Time for School | Afghanistan: Shugufa

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One of the many causalities of the three decades of conflict in Afghanistan was the Afghani educational system. In rebuilding the system, much effort has been put into overcoming the cultural barriers preventing the education of girls. In this media gallery from the documentary "Time for School", meet Shugufa and follow her over 12 years as she struggles to get an education amidst the turmoil of war-torn Afghanistan. Check out the entire collection of resources from the documentary "Time For School" here.