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 Knowledge Stations are spaces that offer educational, cultural, and sports activities for children and teenagers from 6 to 17 years old, during after-school hours. Its political-pedagogical projects and schedules are designed to contribute to the integral development of the people served, fostering creativity and innovation, and strengthening 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, music, dance, capoeira classes, 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).
The Literacy Trails Program seeks to contribute to the full literacy of children in public schools in the 24 municipalities located along the Carajás Railroad, in Maranhão. The actions include training the technical teams of the State and Municipal Education Secretariats, educators, and the mobilization of the school community for literacy. The initiative is carried out in partnership with Consórcio Intermunicipal Multimodal (CIM) , Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and the Government of the State of Maranhão.
Women of Maranhão Network
The Women of Maranhão Network is a collective formed by the social businesses that were incubated, accelerated, and graduated by the AGIR Program executed on the Carajás Railroad (EFC). The social businesses that make up the Network are formed mainly by women, who commercialized products through the EFC passenger train window. With the train modernization, in 2015, the windows were closed, and these women lost their main source of income. “AGIR Program” supported the groups in their reinvention in the face of the new scenario and encouraged network associations. As a continuation of the “AGIR Program”, the Women of Maranhão Network, gains protagonism through the dynamization of its productive activities, integrating groups of babassu nut breakers to the Network, and accessing new markets. The implementation of the program and business support is carried out in partnership with Mandú Inovação Social and the project has Wheaton Precious Metals as an investor partner.