As a support to the community AkzoNobel and Dulux donated the paint for coloring the walls in AkzoNobel CSR school in India. This was the 100th mural created as part of the Let’s Colour Walls of Connection project, thus achieving the goal set for 2017. We feel very proud for accomplishing this mission and happy for having the opportunity to make someone’s life better and brighter.
The event took place in the CSR school which was named “parivartan” (meaning “change”), because the project transformed the lives of more than 5,000 children by getting them back to school and ensuring they continue their education and improve their grades. Also, Gurgaon provides education for children from unprivileged backgrounds, so we were glad to help and support this community.
The value of education
The idea of the design was to show the magic and beauty that knowledge can provide us with. The murals were inspired by the Indian culture and the appreciation for education and wisdom that students hopefully reach within the walls of their school. The artist Rashmil Vaidya aimed to promote creative learning through his designs and artworks.
The event included different activities in order to provide community support. Students, teachers, AkzoNobel employees and volunteers worked together to give a new face to the walls. Besides painting, the event also included planting, dancing and talent show workshops for the participants to enjoy and with the aim to help to make their lives better.
Through this action, we showed the kids that studying is a constant and exciting process, full of color, joy and adventure. The impact of this event goes beyond the fact that this is a CSR AkzoNobel school, into it becoming an example school, which now includes color, vibrancy and interaction in many dimensions.
This was not the first time AkzoNobel came to India. In the past years we brought colors to Maharashtra and painted streets of Jodhpur.
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