In the first phase of the project, PPG's technical color team and students from Universidad Anáhuac developed a full day of classroom activities that taught the elementary school’s students about the anatomy of the eye, primary colors, rainbows and paint production.
“The STEM fields are the pillars of a society that looks to the future,” said Antonio Paredes, PPG color core manager. “Through this experience, university students had the opportunity to pass on their passion and knowledge about STEM to the younger generation. At PPG, we see education as a way to enable possibilities and progress through learning, curiosity and discovery.”
During the Colorful Communities phase of the project, 30 volunteers from PPG, Universidad Anáhuac and the community spent one day painting the basketball court at the Mano Amiga School’s playground alongside their families. PPG provided more than 270 gallons (1,020 liters) of COMEX™ paint products to support the project.
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 the state of Querétaro, where PPG has manufacturing, research and development, and distribution operations.
“We are infinitely grateful to PPG,” said Andrea Rodriguez, promotion leader, Mano Amiga School. “Thanks to programs like these, we can break the cycle of poverty in which our students live. Bringing them closer to science opened their minds and allowed them to envision a better future.”
PPG has completed 13 Colorful Communities projects throughout Mexico since the program’s launch in 2015.