Driving lasting impact through education and building colourful communities, AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company, has partnered with SOS Children’s Village in Pakistan to empower vulnerable youth for better chances of employment through various colour training programs.
AkzoNobel partners globally with SOS Children’s Villages under its widely implemented ‘Let’s Colour’ initiative. Driven by hands-on employees of AkzoNobel Pakistan, the program aspires to help children, families and communities in need, by creating energized living spaces and colorful communities.
30 young participants from SOS Children Village were educated on colour theory and techniques for application of colour by experts from AkzoNobel Pakistan. The program graduates, along with the AkzoNobel volunteers set about revamping the living spaces at SOS Children’s Village in a brilliant display of their newly acquired skills, tinted notably with their personal creativity and flair.
Her Excellency, Mrs. Ardi Stoios-Braken, The Dutch Ambassador to Pakistan was the Chief Guest at the occasion. She commented “I appreciate AkzoNobel’s efforts in contributing towards a brighter future for these children. This collaboration will add more colour to the lives of these young people and help them lead independent lives.”
AkzoNobel Pakistan hopes to equip the participants with a useful and empowering skill to builds their self-confidence and bring them one step closer to leading productive lives, personally and professionally.
Saad Mahmood Rashid, Chief Executive, AkzoNobel Pakistan said, “Connecting with communities close to AkzoNobel and playing our part in their development, has always been essential to our identity. Our initiative under AkzoNobel’s Community Program is an enduring example of how AkzoNobel delivers shared value, combining our people, products and expertise for the benefit of society.
AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. The sale of our Specialty Chemicals business is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
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