AkzoNobel, the world leader in paints and coatings and producer of Dulux paints in the UAE, has added to the colour and pleasure of students at the Pakistan Educational Academy in Dubai by contributing two metric tonnes (2 MT) of its decorative paints to help the school’s renovation programme.
AkzoNobel and Pakistan Educational Academy additionally joined hands to organise an arts competition for the students, and rewarded winners with prizes and certificates.
With the contribution of the decorative paints, the school premises have better aesthetic attraction that makes the time students spend there more enjoyable, in addition to inspiring their creativity. The preference of environment-friendly paints further provides to the safe, wellness-driven premises that the school offers for its students and staff.
Twenty-two crew members of the school, along with students and staff, and 30 volunteers of AkzoNobel took part in driving the new colour enhancement programme for the school as well as the arts competition.
Jasbir Gill, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa of AkzoNobel, said: “As a global paints and coatings company, we understand the huge impact colours have on the surroundings and livability of dwelling areas and communities. It’s really humbling experience to see the children’s responses to their ‘new’ aesthetic environments, underlining how much we can make contributions to people’s lives when you set your heart to it. The contribution to the school is another example of how we help the community we serve in.”
Lubna Khan, Principal of Pakistan Educational Academy, added: “Our primary purpose is to offer high quality, stimulating academic environment where our students thrive, enjoy and maximize their learning. It was a pleasure to welcome AkzoNobel who renovated the school by including colour to the lives of our students.”
Founded in 1968, Pakistan Educational Academy has 1,433 students. In addition to remarkable education, the school offers free career-counselling workshops to build a positive impact on its students. The Academy additionally helps underprivileged students by presenting free education.