PPG Completes Shanghai Colorful Community Project
Global coatings company PPG recently announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at Yuhong Primary School in the Jiading District of Shanghai, China.
The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in the Jiading District, where PPG has a manufacturing facility.
The Yuhong Primary School educates more than 170 students with a staff of 10 teachers. According to PPG, the school’s beautification is a step create a colorful and engaging environment for the children.
According to PPG, the event brought together 30 volunteers from the PPG Jiading plant, who spent more than 70 hours working on the school’s walls. The company provided more than $45,000 to assist with the project, including 195 gallons of Seigneurie exterior paint by PPG. (The company also donated books, teaching aids and COVID-19 control and prevention supplies.)
Colors used for the project are from the “Be Well” 2021 Palette of the Year, which aims to represent optimism and nostalgia. The use of green as the primary color aims to represent new beginnings and the freshness of spring.
“Migrant workers play an essential role in the development of the Jiading District, but they face quite a few challenges in regard to their children’s education,” said Kenny Zhuang, PPG Operation Manager, Jiading plant. “We want to improve their school environment and enhance the learning experience for these children through beautification projects and the donation of teaching aids and medical supplies. It is also our hope that through our support, these children can embrace life in a better way.”
The company notes that, since 2015, PPG has completed 330 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 6.7 million people in 42 countries.