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 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.
Literary Routes and Networks
The program supports public education networks to structure the policy for promoting books and reading and to integrate reading actions into the curriculum. The program promotes access to books and reading through the expansion of the schools’ literary collection and the training of teachers in reading mediation, in addition to improving the rooms and reading corners of schools.