PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at primary school in India

April 28, 2023

DAHEJ, India, April 28, 2023 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project that helped revitalize the Dahej Kanyashala primary school for girls in Dahej, India. The project brought together approximately 83 volunteers from PPG Asian Paints, a joint venture between PPG and Asian Paints, who spent more than 330 hours beautifying the school.

Employees of PPG Asian Paints carried out a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project to revitalize a girls’ school in Dahej, India.

Employees of PPG Asian Paints carried out a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project to revitalize a girls’ school in Dahej, India.

PPG provided more than $17,200 (1.4 million Indian rupees) in products and services for the project, including 119 gallons of Asian Paints products. The project created a colorful and vibrant space for the school’s 428 students. In total, 15 rooms were repainted, three of which feature colorful murals designed to help the children to learn subjects including geography and  mathematics.

“We are thankful to PPG Asian Paints for its invaluable support,” said Monikaben Vijaykumar Patel, principal of the school. “This is the first time that we have worked so closely with a company in this way. We look forward to more collaboration to help with the future development of our school and our students.”

PPG’s Colorful Communities program provides volunteers and paint products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Dahej, in the state of Gujarat, where PPG Asian Paints has a plant for coating resin manufacturing.

“The program provides an opportunity to transform schools with fresh colors and energy to enhance learning experience of the students as well as improve engagement during learning process,” said Jitendra Kalra, PPG Asian Paints chief executive officer. “We are proud of our employee volunteers, who are instrumental in our efforts to better serve the communities we operate in through initiatives like these focused on community development.”

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 more than 470 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 8.2 million people in 50 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 $16.2 million in 2022, supporting hundreds of organizations across more than 35 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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PPG Media Contact:
William Zhang
Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
+86 21 6091 8352

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