As part of the Global Let’s Colour initiative, AkzoNobel distributor Chemical and Allied Products (CAP) Plc. has partnered with SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria to provide community education and bring new colors to the lives of 25 young people in order to boost their employment prospects.
In 2017 the partnership consisted of a comprehensive painter training program delivered by the Dulux Painters Academy and also the renovation and renewal of a building within the SOS Children’s Village in Ejigbo, giving it a total makeover.
Colorful experiences for underprivileged communities
At the event held in the SOS Children’s Villages Social Centre in Ejigbo, Managing Director of CAP Plc Mrs. Omolara Elemide pointed out that the decision to provide community education and new look to the Social Centre was the result of the company’s commitment to creating colorful experiences for unprivileged communities by adding color and giving learning programs, with the aim to make life better for the young people. She also added: “We trained 25 youths of SOS Children’s Villages to be independent, using the Dulux Painters Academy platform. The next part of the workshops will be working with the trained youths to rejuvenate more spaces within SOS Children’s Village with color.”
Paint has more power than we think
Let’s Colour and Dulux epitomize the belief that paint and color can transform lives by uplifting communities, changing behavior and making living spaces more fun, livable and enjoyable. Dulux always aims to provide opportunities for its customers and employees, to experience the power and impact that color and paint can have. The National Director of SOS Children’s Villages, Mr. Eghosa Erhumwunse, said that the partnership has been gratifying and rewarding for all concerned.
The partnership will continue in 2018 and the team can’t wait to get started!
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