PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Ba Long Primary and Secondary School in Vietnam



PPG announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project at Ba Long Primary and Secondary School in Quang Tri Province, central Vietnam. The project revitalized and embellished 24 classrooms, 15 functional rooms and two libraries.

PPG supplied approximately 175 gallons (666 liters) of wood, metal and anti-graffiti coatings the company produces in Vietnam, as well as over 1,560 gallons (5,900 liters) of TAUBMANS paint supplied by PPG Australia, a brand iconic Aussie from PPG. PPG has granted more than $ 35,000 (approximately 800 million dong) to support the renovation of classrooms and the schoolyard.

The Colorful Communities program provides volunteers and PPG products as well as financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates globally, such as in Vietnam, where PPG has administrative and manufacturing facilities.

Ba Long Primary and Secondary School is located in an area that experiences more natural disasters than any other place in Vietnam. The Ba Long region was destroyed by five consecutive floods and a number of landslides in October 2020, which caused severe damage to infrastructure and property. Flash floods triggered by heavy rains severely damaged the school, which has 455 students and 48 teachers.

During the Colorful Communities Project, students at the school inspired a local artist who created vibrant murals on exterior walls to raise awareness and illustrate the importance of protecting the environment, especially the school. and forest protection to prevent flooding. The murals included directions on how to prepare for and deal with flooding. PPG volunteers also painted the interior and exterior walls of the school in a cheerful color palette of yellow and green.

“After being damaged by the historic floods at the end of 2020, our school needed a major renovation,†said Mr. Hoang Anh Tuan, principal of Ba Long Primary School. “Fortunately, we received great support from PPG to repaint the school. We are extremely grateful to PPG for our beautiful and more colorful school, which now provides a happier and more fruitful learning environment for our students and staff. The project is proof of kindness and love towards human beings. I wish PPG to continue helping other schools in Vietnam.

“PPG overcame the difficulties and obstacles during the pandemic to repaint the school and make it look brighter that encourages our students to work harder,†said Hoang Y Le Va, chairperson of the People Committee Ba ​​Long. “The message of environmental protection is very significant in educating not only the students but also the local communities. We would like to express our sincere thanks to PPG and wish the company every success.

“We are delighted to help the students of Ba Long Primary and Secondary School, and now they have a brighter, happier and more positive place to study,” said Nguyen Dinh Long, Country Director of PPG, Vietnam. . “We finished the project before the students returned to school after summer vacation. Although we couldn’t be at school to celebrate with the students, our employees in Vietnam drew and sent colorful wooden fish to the students to connect. We will definitely be implementing more colorful community projects like this in the future.

The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s flagship initiative to support communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, committed PPG volunteers donate their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from classroom painting to motherhood color and painting. redesign of a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed 330 colorful communities projects, reaching more than 6.7 million people in 42 countries.



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