Student from School Maintained by Vale in Indonesia Records Video about the Importance of Water

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12/3/2020

Student from School Maintained by Vale in Indonesia Records Video about the Importance of Water

That was the question raised by Nadyenka Naeva Tandiabang, a fifth-year student at Lawewu YPS Elementary school in Sorowako, Indonesia, in a special video in which she talks about the conscious use of the natural resource. The daughter of Vale’s physician Darius Tandiabang joined the Erlangga English Speech Contest, an annual competition organized by one of the largest textbook publishers in Indonesia, which addressed environmental issues in this year’s edition.

Chosen to represent the Lawewu YPS Elementary School, a school financed by Vale in Indonesia, Naeva has already won the semifinals against schools from South Sulawesi and is advancing to the grand final with elementary, high school, and university students of major schools from other provinces of Indonesia.  the results were announced on Nov. 20th, Naeva did not win.

The 11-year old student talked confidently about the importance of water for human beings, its distribution on the planet and the importance of stepping up efforts to preserve this resource in face of the global water crisis. She produced the video together with professors from her school.

Watch Naeva’s Video

 

About Vale’s Partnership with YPS

The first PT Inco school was founded in Malili in 1970 (kindergarten and elementary school). to meet the educational needs of Vale’s employees and relatives in Indonesia. In 1974 the schools were moved to Sorowako, andy in 1985 the YPS schools were incorporated as PT Inco Schools and known as Yayasan Pendidikan Sorowako (YPS)

Currently, Vale maintains seven educational centers in the region including kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools, and a school for students with special needs.

After the inauguration, YPS schools are funded entirely by Vale. Most students are relatives and children of Vale employees in Indonesia and children from local communities.

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Student from School Maintained by Vale in Indonesia Records Video about the Importance of Water