BA LONG, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, September 24, 2021 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIESÂ® project at Ba Long Primary and Secondary School in Quang Province Tri, in 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 â„¢ paint supplied by PPG Australia, a iconic Australian brand of PPG. PPG has granted more than $ 35,000 (approximately 800 million dong) to support the renovation of classrooms and the schoolyard.
The Colorful communities The 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 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 environmental protection, especially the establishment and protection of forests for 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.
â€œAfter being damaged by the historic floods at the end of 2020, our school needed a major renovation,â€ 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 other human beings. I wish PPG to continue to help other schools in Vietnam. ”
â€œPPG overcame the difficulties and obstacles during the pandemic to repaint the school and make it look brighter that encourages our students to work harder,â€ said Hoang Y Le Va, chairperson of the People Committee Ba â€‹â€‹Long. “The environmental protection message is very meaningful 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.”
â€œWe 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,â€ said Nguyen Dinh Long, PPG Vietnam Country Director. . â€œWe finished the project before the students came back 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 for connection. We will definitely implement more Colorful communities 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 painting classrooms to adding color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has achieved 330 Colorful communities projects, reaching more than 6.7 million people in 42 countries.
The global community engagement efforts of PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested $ 13 million in 2020, supporting hundreds of organizations in more than 30 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help develop the skilled workforce of today and develop the innovators of tomorrow in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. In addition, we enable PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes close to their hearts by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at Communities.ppg.com.
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