Since the end of 2016, SOS Children's Villages has partnered with AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our partnership aims to improve the lives of young people by providing professional training and improving living spaces.
The partnership has been launched in four pilot countries: Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria and South Africa and will be extended to up to 10 countries in 2018.
AkzoNobel and SOS Children’s Villages are reaching out to young people who are at risk of or have lost parental care to give them access to training that will allow them to become professional painters. Vocational training as they prepare to join the job market boosts their chances of becoming successful, independent adults who take responsibility for themselves and the communities around them.
Renovating living spaces
AkzoNobel and SOS Children’s Villages will provide space renewal/renovation programmes in support of children, young people and families as part of the Let’s Colour programme with the help and involvement of local AkzoNobel employees.