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03/14/2022

PPG brightens school colors in China

PPG project brings color and vitality to communities where it operates around the world.
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The PPG Colorful Communities project at a primary school in China, brought together nearly 45 PPG volunteers, who beautified the dormitory, gymnasium and exterior walls.

PPG completed a Colorful Communities® project at Xinmin Primary School in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China. The project brought together nearly 45 PPG volunteers, who spent more than 90 hours beautifying the school’s dormitory, gymnasium and exterior walls.

“Today’s youth are the future and hope of our country, and their education is an important focus for PPG,” said Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, corporate and government affairs, Asia Pacific.

PPG volunteers used a color palette of lotus pink as the main shade and accents of green, blue and deep pink. The three shades used to paint the dormitory building and the facade of the gymnasium form a sharp contrast and layered visual effect.

The sky-blue shade for the roof and the bright green in the middle create an energetic and hopeful feeling, said the company. The lotus pink at the bottom echoes the buildings’ original lotus-theme decorations to provide a positive and hopeful atmosphere, which encourages students to learn and explore the unknown world.

“We are committed to talent development for the next generation by creating a better educational environment for young people. In the future, we will bring Colorful Communities projects to more campuses as part of our mission of protecting and beautifying the world,” said Yan.

Founded in 1952, Xinmin Primary School has a strong cultural heritage. As the school prepared to celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2022, it was faced with broken facades on its dormitory building and gymnasium and walls that had fallen.

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PPG volunteers used a color palette of lotus pink as the main shade and accents of green, blue and deep pink to brighten the Xinmin Primary School in China.

Wu Shunyan, principal of Xinmin Primary School, said “our teachers and students like the pictures and color palette designed by PPG. The overall design echoes our school’s principle of cultivating students with high levels of morality and academic performance to prepare for the future. It also makes our students feel energetic and hopeful and inspires their love for learning and life.”

PPG provided more than $75,000 in products and services to assist with the project, including 215 gallons of SEIGNEURIE™ by PPG exterior paint. In addition, PPG donated 15,000 medical masks to the school.

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 Jiangmen, China, where PPG has a production facility.

The company said its global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. “We invested $13.3 million in 2021, supporting hundreds of organizations across more than 40 countries.”

Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates and innovates in more than 75 countries and reported net sales of $16.8 billion in 2021.