AkzoNobel by Dulux introduces Lets Colour Bring Smile to School campaign

General Press Releases Thursday March 29, 2018 11:18
Bangkok--29 Mar--Spark Communications
Teamwork restores the smiles which the floodwater washed away

AkzoNobel, the leading global paints and coatings company and manufacturer of Dulux brand recently organized "Dulux Brings Smile to School" activity to restore and revitalize Wat Rang Chorake School in the Sena district in Ayutthaya Province which was hit very hard during the heavy flooding in 2016 and late last year. The small school which was introduced by Raks Thai Foundation, with just two teachers, provides education to 56 students from kindergarten to Prathom 6 and, due to limited budget and resources, the school has never been fully restored since the flood.

The event assembled a dedicated team of almost 50 AkzoNobel volunteer employees, 30 students, teachers and several concerned local people to team up to refresh the damaged areas, which included a one-story wooden building, canteen/multi-purpose building, table sets, a terrace and walk way. The areas were renovated with bright, colorful paints from the new eco-certified Dulux EasyCare Plus paint, which offers school-friendly easy clean-ups and protection against bacteria and fungus growth on walls. As a lasting reminder of the teamwork and heroism of AkzoNobel volunteer employees, the canteen/multi-purpose building was decorated with a bright and colorful "City of Heroe" theme which is one of "Dulux Far Away Places" color concept. "The City of Heroes" wall depicts fun and joyful moment to kids.

Prior to painting day, AkzoNobel hosted Dulux Wooden House, a charity activity to mark the launch of "Dulux Far Away Places" painting kit at KidZania in January 2018. It was held to both inspire the imaginative play that's essential for a child's social, mental and creative development and to encourage children and parents to share their smiles by giving away dolls, books, educational materials and toys to those less fortunate children at Wat Rang Chorake School.

The painting, as well as the donated dolls, toys, books and stationery contributed by AkzoNobel employees and their families donated at "Dulux Wooden House" transformed the school, to the delight of the children, parents and teachers.

Apart from painting activities, AkzoNobel volunteer employees also spent time with the children, entertaining and engaging them in color drawing and playing fun games for skill development.

Mr. Thawatchai Chanachol, Director of Wat Rang Chorake School, said that "I would like to thank you AkzoNobel for such great support. All the children, teachers and I are delighted by these wonderful activities. Moreover, we would like to thank you AkzoNobel's employees who donated books, toys and other much-appreciated. Everyone is excited and wants to learn and play at the school with this fresh and creative environment."

At AkzoNobel, we believe that children are our future. Supporting and nurturing young minds and assisting them can transform their lives for the better. "Dulux Brings Smile to School" campaign is a part of Dulux Let's Colour initiative to make people's lives more livable and inspiring. It is AkzoNobel's way to making a difference in the society and this activity has brought smiles to everyone." said Dave Payne, Managing Director of Akzo Nobel Paints (Thailand).

"I had a very good experience with the Dulux Brings Smile to School - activity. Although it was hot and sweaty, but everyone was in great spirits. I saw all of us were happy and joyful in renovating school. Everyone wanted to help and really helped paint school with our good deeds and care for kids and our society. I am proud that Akzo Nobel Paints (Thailand) and the leadership team support this project and allow all employees to volunteer and at the same time feeling so great to contribute to Thai Society." said Pakhin Sittiwet, Technical Services Manager, one of AkzoNobel volunteer employees.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more livable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are present around the globe, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Interpon. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

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