recently completed a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project that helped revitalize the facilities of the Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The project brought together around 50 PPG volunteers, who spent four days revitalizing this safe haven for more than 70 children from difficult family backgrounds.
PPG provided nearly 310 liters (82 gallons) of TAUBMANS paint products to assist with the project, contributing to the organization’s goal of creating a pleasant, family-oriented environment for the children in its care. Some of the children, who range from two to 20 years old, are from family situations involving drug, alcohol, physical or sexual abuse. Others come from poverty-stricken or single-parent homes.
Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association has a special focus on reuniting siblings who have been separated and helping them grow together within a large family environment to become balanced, educated adults. Attention is given to the children’s individual needs and interests, and outside specialist care is provided when needed.
"We are happy and excited for the children, who helped choose the colors and got to see the painting process,” said Jacinta Steven, founder and caretaker, Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association. “It was a great experience, and it was very nice to see PPG’s management team participating in this painting activity.”
The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Malaysia, where PPG has a manufacturing facility and administrative operation.
The PPG volunteers painted the home’s interior and exterior walls in a PPG color palette of Daylight, Sky Green, Shy Rose, Mauve Ash, Chine Beige, Georges River, Powdered Gold and Sublime. These colors were chosen to create a welcoming, calming and soothing environment.
“PPG is committed to helping organizations like Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association meet the needs of local communities,” said Soma Swaminathan, PPG GM, Southeast Asia and Industrial Coatings, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan. “This Colorful Communities project revitalized an important community resource while bringing color and beauty into the lives of children who need them most.”
Photos courtesy PPG