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Vopak WeConnect Projects

The Vopak WeConnect Foundation reaches out to the young people that are living in our nearby communities.

Many young people in our surrounding communities grow up with fewer opportunities in life. Often, they need a helping hand and support to learn that there is a world outside waiting to be discovered. The Vopak WeConnect Foundation can offer this support by helping the youth to acquire useful knowledge and skills, to learn languages, to get inspired by career stories or to help them through music, art or even sports activities. Sometimes there is a need to lay a foundation for their learning like providing internet at school, taking care of necessary stationery or setting up a library. 

Since the launch of the Foundation in 2017, many colleagues have engaged with their local community and have started a Vopak WeConnect project together with local partners. During the COVID pandemic, the Vopak WeConnect Foundation provided funding for donations to help young people and their families in our local communities.

You may find an overview of all our projects below. Learn more about a Vopak WeConnect through an example from South Africa.

Americas

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Go Alemoa Go - Alemoa, Brazil

Promoting the social and sustainable development of the local community, and bringing about real change since the project's implementation in 2018.

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Preparing for the Local Job Market - Aratu, Brazil

Helping students from local public high schools prepare for the local job market, by enabling them to acquire necessary skills to meet the existing demand.

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Global Marketplace - Houston, U.S.

Empowering students between the age of 11 and 12 from local high schools to take ownership of their economic success.

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Our World and Advantages of Staying in School - Panama

Connecting students to international business opportunities to learn about global economy, and helping them understand the benefits of school education

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Sound of Safety - Los Angeles, U.S.

Sharing knowledge of film making as well as teamwork and safety at work to youths, with them assisting in creating a safety video as a project.

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Count on You - Altamira, Mexico

Assisting young people to succeed in a global economy, through developing successful financial habits and exploring the potential of becoming an entrepreneur.

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Vopak STEM Program - Houston, U.S.

Providing students from a local junior high school insights to the diverse STEM fields to trigger students' interests in learning more.

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Girls Reaching Further - Veracruz, Mexico

Assisting young female students from local high schools in planning and preparing their career and promoting STEM careers.

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Women Entrepreneurs Program - Bahia Las Minas, Panama

Supporting young female (to be) entrepeneurs by strengthening their business management skills and contributing to their personal development.

China & North Asia

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Build your Dreams - Caojing Shanghai, China

Introducing students to the petrochemical industry to help them understand what it is like working there, and assisting them in future career planning.

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Rethink Plastic Vietnam - Dong Nai, Vietnam

Increasing the students' awareness of the polluttion caused by plastic waste and encouraging them to drive the change with regard to single-use plastic.

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Colorful Summer Holiday with Vopak - Caojing Shanghai, China

Empowering children living in the local community to learn more about safety, and provoking their interest in the subject of chemistry.

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Sunny Youth Program - Haiteng, China

Sharing knowledge with young people from a local middle school about identifying mental issues in an early stage and increasing mental resilience.

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Caring for autistic children - Ningbo, China

Assisting in a local activity that aims to strengthen the society's awareness on autism and empowering the autistic children to live a fulfilling life.

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Summer Season Program - Lanshan, China

Raising cross-cultural and safety awareness through practical exercises, and stimulating students' interest in chemistry at a local middle school.

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Mobile Science Museum - Tianjin Lingang, China

Sharing knowledge about science and technology with the aim provoking students' interest in these subjects during National Popular Science Month.

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Safe by your side - Zhangjiagang, China

Supporting young students in the local community as part of the summer program to share Vopak's safety values.

Asia & Middle East

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Windows to the World - Pengerang, Malaysia

Inspiring less privileged students to improve their self development skills and make them more aware of their future career opportunities.

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Utkarsh: Rising of something better - Kandla, India

Organizing a skill development program for youth through training and knowledge sharing, specifically related to the terminal industry.

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Utthan: To rise - Kandla, India

Supporting children in nearby community by paying school items such as books, school bags, uniforms, and organizing safety training at the schools.

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TechKaro - Karachi, Pakistan

Assisting young women in developing digital skills to bridge gender and economic divide and improve the economic situation of the families and communities.

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Young Achievers - Singapore

Guiding school students from low-income families to the business world by career exploration, preparing job interviews and a field trip to a local museum.

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Humans like Us - Sydney & Darwin, Australia

Offering asylum seekers a three-month internship at Vopak to gain work experience and prepare them for the Australian job market.

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Gateway to the future - Singapore

Helping underprivileged students enhance their digital literacy, through building a Raspberry Pie computer and programming in Python.

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Steps for the future - Singapore

Increasing the job readiness of underprivileged youths via online mentoring classes, and empowering them through a charity run for our employees.

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Steps for the future - Pengerang, Malaysia

Increasing the job readiness of underprivileged youths via online mentoring classes, and empowering them through a charity run for our employees.

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Work Experience for Young Nationals - Fujairah, U.A.E.

Offering graduate students an internship program to gain professional work experience and prepare for the local labor market.

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Just for Kicks - Singapore

Harnessing the power of football to help children develop leadership skills and learn moral values by playing as a team while staying active.

Europe & Africa

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Learning by Doing - Botlek, The Netherlands

Providing practical and engaging lessons related to safety and health to students who have difficulty in processing theoretical information.

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Coaching Youngsters - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Empowering young people with tools that will help them to define their career path and make the right decisions for their future education.

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Durban IT Classes - Durban, South Africa

Providing internet connection and IT resources to a local school to enable the children to become more familiar with the digital world.

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Young Learnership Progam - Durban & Lesedi, South Africa

Offering young people the chance to capitalize on their academic qualifications and professional training and mentorship at Vopak.

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Life Skills Program - Lesedi, South Africa

Assisting young people in developing social, emotional and cognitive skills for individual transformation and make healthy decisions in their lives.

Creating Horizon at Sea Rotterdam Europoort
Creating New Horizons at Sea - Europoort, The Netherlands

Organizing sailing trips with Young Vopak professionals to develop collaboration skills, expand their professional network, and gain more insights of the industry.

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YETS! Foundation - Vlaardingen, The Netherlands

Supporting underprivileged young people with intervention methodology through basketball, coaching, and workshops to empower them.

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External Consultants Hoeksch Lyceum - Europoort, The Netherlands

Sharing knowledge and providing practical experience for students, in relation to the school’s topics: HR, Investment, Non-financial Information, and Sustainability.

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Life Skills Program - Durban, South Africa

Assisting young people in developing social, emotional and cognitive skills for individual transformation and make healthy decisions in their lives.

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Back to School Campaign - Lesedi, South Africa

Giving educational support to students from a local high school by assisting them in improving their school performance and enhancing their digital skills.