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In the territories in which it is present, the Vale Foundation establishes partnerships to create and implement structuring programs, executed through projects that strengthen policies and contribute to social development.

It operates through an extensive collaborative network formed by governmental organizations, from the third sector, civil society, companies, which contribute with their knowledge and skills to build strategies for an fairer and sustainable society.

The Vale Foundation operates in the fields of Basic Health, Education, Productive Inclusion and Social Protection.

It develops programs that range from early childhood projects, quality of education, to youth leadership and the appreciation and continued training of school administrators and teachers. They also promote basic health care, maternal health care, in addition to promoting sustainable economic development in the territory through initiatives for productive inclusion and urban and rural entrepreneurship, which respect and enhance local and traditional knowledge and vocations.

The Vale Foundation also maintains five Knowledge Stations, socio-educational spaces that offer activities for children and adolescents during the school’s second shift.

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Education

To invest in education, for the Vale Foundation, is to invest in the integral formation of the human being, in the opportunities for a better and more dignified life. It is what promotes actions for a just, inclusive, democratic and sustainable society. Always seeking to strengthen and expand access to public policies for education, the programs implemented by the Vale Foundation are created in collaborative processes, uniting academic, technical and local specialists, and taking into account the desires, needs and knowledge of the territories. They are dedicated to topics such as literacy, training of education managers and teachers, improvement of educational units, promotion of reading and culture, combating school dropout, among others.  

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Health

The strengthening of primary care and health promotion are the two main fronts of the Vale Foundation and its partners in favor of caring for the person, communities and the environment in the municipalities in which it is present. Always in partnership with the health departments and local social organizations, both in technical cooperation and in the mobilization of human and financial resources, Vale Foundation develops programs whose understanding of health is systemic and integral.

These are actions that include expanding the training of professionals, increasing infrastructure and expanding care in basic health units (UBS). It also includes initiatives focused on the environment, guaranteeing essential rights and improving the quality of life, such as expanding access to water and basic sanitation.

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Productive Inclusion

Expanding the possibilities of work and income is essential to social development. Therefore, Vale Foundation seeks to understand and value the knowledge and local activities of the territories to support initiatives that expand opportunities and help reduce social inequalities.

Productive inclusion programs aim to strengthen local businesses. In this sense, they develop training actions for entrepreneurship, from production to commercialization, structuring and leverage of business, encouraging female entrepreneurship and fostering economic dynamism based on local potential.

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Social Protection

The Vale Foundation seeks to enhance the Social Protection Network, through the strengthening of public institutions and policies that guarantee the prevention of social vulnerability situations in the territories. In addition, the initiatives seek to accompany and assist families and individuals who are already at risk.

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Knowledge Stations

The Knowledge Stations are spaces that offer educational, cultural and sport activities for children and teenagers from 6 to 17 years old, during school hours. Its political and pedagogical project and its programming are designed to contribute to the integral development of the people served, fostering creativity, innovation, the articulation of partnerships between public entities and civil society, valuing the characteristics of each region.

Among the activities offered are language and digital media classes, music, dance and capoeira, and sports such as football, athletics and swimming. Reading and audiovisual rooms and collections are also available. There are five Knowledge Stations, located in the municipalities of Arari (MA), Brumadinho (MG), Serra (ES), Marabá and Tucumã (PA).

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