80 anos Vale: para além da mineração
Fotógrafo: Ricardo Teles
Vale 80 years:
At Vale, our objective goes far beyond mining. We want to enhance opportunities, contribute to the development of the territories where we are located and plant seeds that change realities.
We are turning 80 years old, but we continue to learn, always seeking to evolve. We believe in the power of relationships with the communities in which we operate and, therefore, we invest in dialogue and encourage projects and partnerships that add social, educational, cultural and environmental value to today and the future.
Through our initiatives, such as the Vale Foundation, the Vale Cultural Institute, the Vale Volunteer Network, among others, we support projects that make a difference in the lives of participants and those who help us get them off the ground.
Check out some inspiring examples below:
The reflexes of the initiative go beyond the childhood period.For Alerrandro Kanando, a former student at the Knowledge Station in Marabá/PA and, today, the project’s soccer teacher, his participation served as an inspiration for his career.
My teachers who had with me during this trajectory, that marked me. I said: “One day I will be a teacher too, teach everything I learned and pass it on to each student, because if I had the ability to learn, I also have the ability to develop and transform the life of each student here at the Station”, he tells."
Vale Música is a project that has existed for over 20 years with the aim of developing young talents through musical training and is currently sponsored by the Vale Cultural Institute. In 2022, the project took 19 students to the United Arab Emirates for Expo Dubai, one of the biggest events in the world in the areas of culture, technology, innovation and design, with the participation of more than 190 countries.
Among the participants was Deivid Magalhães, 24, who saw the trip as a watershed in his career:
I never imagined that my first international trip would soon be to this unusual destination. Now I can put on my resume that I played at Expo Dubai. This will make people look at me with a more detailed look”, he notes.
With this mission, we had the opportunity to form the Orquestra Vale Música at the national level, with students from all nuclei of the Program, not to mention the opportunity for our young people to get to know an ancient culture, very different from ours, a futuristic and advanced city from the point of technological view. It was an accumulation of multiple knowledge and cultural exchanges”, he points out.
The Vale Volunteer Network has been in existence since 2004 and has the participation of more than 5,800 volunteers. One of the projects created by the Network takes place in Paraupebas, Pará, and for 6 years it has been teaching English for free to young people in the municipality. In this period, more than 80 students have benefited and 50 volunteers participated in the project..