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PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Thoi Lai Primary School in Vietnam

BINH DAI, Ben Tre Province, Vietnam – WEBWIRE

We are delighted to help the students of Thoi Lai Primary School have a brighter, happier and more positive place to study

PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project in Ben Tre province, Vietnam, that helped revitalize Thoi Lai Primary School in Binh Dai. The project brought together nearly 80 PPG volunteers and the school’s 34 teachers, who spent one day beautifying the building for 630 students. 

PPG provided 26 gallons (100 liters) of wood coatings, which are produced locally in Vietnam, along with 518 gallons (1,960 liters) TAUBMANS® paint. PPG’s Global Community Engagement program also provided $27,000 (621 million dong) to support the renovation of the school’s classrooms, library and schoolyard.

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 Vietnam, where PPG has a sales office and production facilities.

Thoi Lai Primary School is located in a province that is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels, increased temperatures, changes in precipitation and severe weather. During the Colorful Communities project, the school’s students provided inspiration to a local artist who created fun and vibrant murals on interior and exterior walls to raise awareness and illustrate the importance of environmental protection. Single-use plastic water bottles were prohibited on the day of the event to further educate the students and community members on environmental stewardship.

“We are extremely appreciative to PPG for our beautiful and more colorful school, which makes it a happier, more fruitful learning environment for our students and staff,” said Mr. Mai Děnh Nhân, headmaster, Thoi Lai Primary School. “I wish PPG continued success in helping other schools in Vietnam.”

During the comprehensive school renovation, volunteers painted the interior and exterior walls in a cheerful color palette of yellow and green. They also rebuilt and painted the school barrier and flagpole, and planted flowers and bushes throughout the schoolyard.

“We are delighted to help the students of Thoi Lai Primary School have a brighter, happier and more positive place to study,” said Nguyen Dinh Long, PPG country manager, Vietnam. “It was also wonderful to see so many PPG Vietnam employees join with members of the community to volunteer for this project. We hope to implement more of these community projects in the future.”

The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 235 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 5.3 million people in 36 countries.

PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of organizations across 28 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at


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