Many of the local Tarahumara need and expect for their children to begin working at a young age to support the family. Long term efforts have been made to inform these families of the necessity for a basic education but it is still not an easy task. Luckily, with the support of Fr. Miguel, his staff and community leaders, this situation is improving with the establishment of better school buildings, teachers and materials to stress the importance of this essential learning process. History has shown that in addition to basic nutrition and health care, education is a critical aspect in teaching the Tarahumara to improve the fundamental elements of their existence.