Around the World
In India, the Akshaya Patra Foundation fights hunger and malnutrition and develops educational programs for more than 1.4 million children from 10,845 schools across 10 states in India. It is the largest nonprofit midday meal program in the world, and Axalta’s support helps provide freshly cooked meals to more than 550 children in schools neighboring our facilities in Savli, Gujarat State.
Pardada Pardadi Education Society (PPES) has been improving the lives of women in rural India through its mission of empowering women to minimize poverty in the region. Axalta supports PPES near our operations center in Savli, Gujarat State through its programming that provides free education to girls and job opportunities for women.
In alignment with China’s Sustainable Education Program, we continue to host Campus Talks, our annual program for universities in China to create awareness and educate local academic communities on STEM and industry trends related to coatings.
The SWE (Society for Women Engineers), the Serviam Girls School in Delaware, and the Girls STEM and Leadership Camp near Philadelphia, PA are just a few of the programs that Axalta has supported to continue the development and advancement of young girls and strong female leaders while enriching the student experience outside the classroom through STEM-related initiatives.
The Franklin Institute, one of the preeminent centers for science education in the United States, has been a partner to Axalta for many years through our participation in its annual Philadelphia Science Festival at which we showcase the science of color.
Axalta also provides financial support for new and replacement equipment at the Science Leadership Academy, which offers high school students an enriched exposure to STEM disciplines in preparation for college and careers.
In collaboration with the Philadelphia Eagles, Axalta enhances mobility for children with disabilities by helping to build motorized ride-in cars through GoBabyGo!, a global organization that uses the building process as a participant team building exercise that benefits children in need.
For more information on our STEM education initiatives, please refer to our Sustainability Report 2016-2017.