PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Yuhong Primary School in Jiading District of Shanghai

April 26, 2021

SHANGHAI, April 26, 2021 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project at Yuhong Primary School in the Jiading District of Shanghai, China. The event brought together nearly 30 volunteers from the PPG Jiading plant, who spent more than 70 hours beautifying the school’s walls.

PPG provided more than $45,000 (approximately RMB 298,000) to assist with the project, including 195 gallons (702 liters) of SEIGNEURIE™ exterior paint by PPG. The company also donated books; teaching aids such as whiteboards, earphones and portable hard drives; and COVID-19 control and prevention supplies, including surgical masks and antibacterial hand sanitizer.

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 Jiading District, where PPG has a manufacturing facility.

The Yuhong Primary School educates more than 170 students with a staff of 10 teachers. Most of the students are from migrant worker families and studied in an outdated environment with limited access to educational resources. The school’s beautification will create a colorful and engaging environment for the children.

“We’re grateful for what PPG has done to help renovate our school,” said Ye Hui, principal, Yuhong Primary School. “Students really love PPG’s graphics and colors. The design concept conveys peace and hope, inspiring students to enjoy studying and appreciate life.”

Colors used for the project are from the “Be Well” PPG 2021 Palette of the Year, which represents optimism and nostalgia. The design theme is "Homes of Hope" and features graphics to depict the children’s homes. The use of green as the primary color represents new beginnings and the freshness of spring.

“Migrant workers play an essential role in the development of the Jiading District, but they face quite a few challenges in regard to their children’s education,” said Kenny Zhuang, PPG operation manager, Jiading plant. “We want to improve their school environment and enhance the learning experience for these children through beautification projects and the donation of teaching aids and medical supplies. It is also our hope that through our support, these children can embrace life in a better way.”

“Children are our future. By offering our help, we want them to feel loved and cared for and more motivated in their studies,” said Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, corporate and government affairs, Asia Pacific. “PPG places great importance on education. We will continue to conduct more Colorful Communities projects on the school’s campus, fulfilling our purpose of protecting and beautifying the world.”

The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed 330 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 6.7 million people in 42 countries.

PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested $13 million in 2020, supporting hundreds of organizations across more than 30 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at


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Multimedia Files:

From left, Kenny Zhuang, PPG operation manager, Jiading plant, and Ye Hui, principal, Yuhong Primary School, volunteer at the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project. 1000 x 666 jpg 178 KB
Students of Yuhong Primary School received books donated by PPG as part of the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project. 1000 x 750 jpg 323 KB