Vale Foundation’s projects and initiatives are developed and structured on Education, Basic Health, Productive Inclusion, and Social Protection, and include five Knowledge Stations. The projects are implemented in the territories in which Vale operates. On this page, you can learn more about the projects and filter considering the theme, the state or the city of operation.
The Program seeks, through a structured methodology for the incubation of social businesses, to structure, consolidate and leverage projects. Since 2015, AGIR has been certified as a social technology and includes different phases during its life cycle, such as prospecting, entrepreneurial training, incubation, acceleration and business graduation. The program provides for direct investment, the so-called seed capital, in productive infrastructure and equipment. The actions are aimed at both associations, cooperatives and informal productive groups and, through the program, the enterprises receive training, technical advice and mentoring in financial management, governance, formalization, production and marketing, seeking to become sustainable.
The program seeks to expand the possibilities of educational and pedagogical work aimed at children from 0 to 5 years of age, by contributing to improving the quality of the development and learning process. This is done through the training of education professionals and the equipping of Early Childhood Education spaces in municipal schools.
The Entrepreneur Network is a project, developed in partnership with Mandú, that strengthens the autonomy and interaction of entrepreneurs and social businesses by fostering productive inclusion and income generation.
The project aims to consolidate the legacy of productive inclusion projects in Vale Foundation by creating a network of entrepreneurs and productive groups in a digital platform with access to educational content, technical advice and marketing support in digital markets.
The program contributes to the improvement of Primary Care in municipalities, through technical cooperation for the qualification of Family Health Strategy (FHS) teams in topics related to health care, prevention, and health promotion. The initiative also contemplates the supply of instruments and furniture that allow the improvement of the diagnosis and clinical practice, increasing the resolution of care and the fulfillment of the right to health in the territories. Due to the pandemic, the methodology of the Health Cycle project, a program to strengthen primary care in the cities, was adequate to meet the urgencies of the new scenario. With this, it supported 419 Basic Health Units (UBS) in 29 cities, through technical assistance and donation of more than 460 thousand inputs, benefiting more than 1,8 million people.
The project carries out educational health actions on the passenger train on the Carajás Railroad (Estrada de Ferro Carajás – EFC), operated by Vale, on the stretch between São Luís and Açailândia, in Maranhão, covered by more than a thousand people daily. The objective is to mobilize passengers and residents of communities that border the railroad in relation to health care and strengthen Primary Care in the cities. Along the way, we offer passengers, in addition to guidance, rapid tests of diseases prevalent in the region. Suspected cases are referred to the public health system.
Since 2016, vale Foundation has invested in Inclusive Education, with the aim of contributing to improving the quality of Specialized Educational Service (AEE). At the same time, it promotes the exercise of citizenship. The program supports the public schools’ system in the formation of the technical team of the municipal departments of Education, of directors, pedagogical coordinators and teachers. This support extends to equipping the multifunctional resource rooms to serve students with disabilities, global development disorders or giftedness enrolled in the municipal public network.
The INOVA UP Program to trains young entrepreneurs with a focus on sustainability and guide some of these young people to the opening of their companies its operations for the first quarter of operation.
The program aims to support municipalities in the construction and implementation of the Integral Education Policy in the municipal school system. Based on the elaboration of the diagnosis, strategies for the construction or revision of the policy are outlined jointly, including analysis of the municipal curriculum, mapping of educational potentials in the territory and institutional partners and review of the Pedagogical Political Projects of the municipal schools.
The Knowledge Stations are initiatives of Vale Foundation. The spaces offer educational, cultural and sport activities during school hours, with the main audience of children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years. Through their programs, they contribute to the social development of the communities served, fostering creativity, innovation, articulation of partnerships, participation and sharing of actions between public entities and organized civil society and communities, valuing the characteristics of each region. There are five Knowledge Stations, located in the cities of Arari (MA), Brumadinho (MG), Serra (ES), Marabá and Tucumã (PA). They are independent institutions, maintained mainly with direct resources from vale Foundation, incentivized resources from Vale and resources from partner companies.