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Dulux Painters Academy & SOS Children’s Villages in Indonesia

The partnership between AkzoNobel and SOS Children's Villages in Indonesia began in May 2017 with the launch of the youth employability initiative YouthCan!


An inspiring program


The partnership aims to drive impact through education and living space renovation, as well as to create more employment opportunities for the youth. In Indonesia the Dulux Painters Academy workshops started in August and included color training and knowledge building, as well as various painting techniques, from basic painting to decorative painting & texture painting.


Useful knowlegde & the best participants


Gregor Hadi Nitiharjo (National Director SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia) said: “We are delighted to be able to work with AkzoNobel to improve chances of our young people to become independent adults. It fits very well with our goal to make sure that all the children under our care and beyond are prepared to face the competition in the job market. Dulux Painter Academy provides such a professional training & knowledge which I believe will be useful for them in the future".

At the end of the day, three students who had best mastered the techniques from the workshop were recognized.


Long-lasting impressions


Participating in the training, Devita Natalia, 19, who studies marketing in Politeknik KPP, said, “Joining the workshop has been an eye opener for me and I am keen to explore this opportunity more, especially with my study in marketing. There is a lot to explore when it comes to color and paint".

Gugum Gumelar, 17, who is interested in computer science, commented, “I had never learned about color creation until now. I am so excited to apply what Dulux Painter Academy has taught me in my room and utilize it using computer at school”.


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