The World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control estimated that 3 million children die each year from diarrhea and bad germs on interior surfaces including unpainted walls and unsanitary conditions, also mosquito viruses result in the deaths of more than 6 million people every year. And just one touch of a latex paint on the wall is to become the latest solution to reduce the number of deaths by 75% in developing countries every year.
Nearly 150 million gallons of paints end up as waste in The United States, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand combined. At the same time, nearly 2.5 billion people in developing countries live on less than $2 a day can’t save enough to buy a gallon of paint. When people paint their home or a plant is closed, they have a lot of "paint." Unfortunately, some of this "paint" is perfectly new or half-full that could be donated to community in need rather than thrown away. Today, we've mobilized over 200 companies across 25 states in the U.S. and 5 countries to donate their non-consumable paint for our humble cause.
Although Global Paint for Charity has made tremendous progress in its mission, the lack of paint in many developing countries remains a true challenge. In many countries people are cutting down of trees for firewood with stones and soil to make color powders to paint with, and fruits and vegetable (i.e. beets, lime, carrots etc.) have to be used to paint. This outdated practice existed hundred thousand of years ago, simply because people didn't have the today's technology to make paint. We all can agree, people who live on $2 a day should not have to use their fruit and food resources to beautify their homes. Global Paint for Charity works to help the underprivileged families that otherwise could not save enough to buy a bucket of paint by supplying the good quality of paint to reduce deforestation and eliminate outdated activities to make paint.
Why is this issue important to our organization?
Global Paint for Charity’s mission is to recover leftover paint from businesses and residences, reprocess it and distribute it to vulnerable individuals and families in developing countries around the world. And many of the existing family homes, schools, churches, hospitals and orphanages are in such a poor state of renovation that they are not only uninhabitable conditions but also poorly conducive to safety and healthy living standards in many countries around the world.
80 percent of school in most developing countries has never been painted and 70 million children have never had a painted classroom. The infrastructures in many classrooms in developing countries are totally unacceptable. Many people in the United States take their classrooms and necessities for granted, but children in developing countries treasure their painted classrooms.
In October, we launched the " Basic Schools Beautification Programs in Africa" and the goal is to paint approximately 8000 Schools in 12 countries by 2025. Our hope is that all underserved children and adults may one day learn in a very comfortable and painted classroom. And in Central America, our volunteers paint schools and orphanages which helped save many lives, and thanks to their efforts, single mothers and young girls are able to put a layer of coating on their murals or furniture and craft products to attract local customers. The number of women starting and running their own painting businesses continue to grow everyday. So many of them used to live in poverty, they are lack abilities, education and opportunities. Our programs help the underprivileged people to launch a small paint business and assist them to realize their dreams around their world.
We know a painted house can't solve all of their problems but it does give them hope, comfort and positive spirit, builds their confidence and make them feel better. When a house or school is painted, it becomes the hub of the community in the rural areas; people gather there to network and socialize among themselves. The painted house or classroom has become a place that not only creates happiness, but offers and inspires the entire community.
The Project’s Focus
Many local groups from different Universities in the U.S. have worked with The Global Paint for Charity in various projects. These projects are a part of a " group" experience through which students have the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge acquired in multiple courses related to Waste Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Public Relation, Economics, Administrative Law, Policy Analysis, Criminal Justice, Logistics, Technology and Urban Planning and Development. Through our community service programs, we have coached, mentored and trained individuals to behave and ultimately become better workers, students and leaders in our community.
The purpose and scope of the project. What specific activities do we expect the Group to complete?
Your students will benefit from engaging in activities and opportunities to learn and contribute in a more meaningful way. We currently have 12 projects from creating marketing materials, strategic plan, managing spreadsheets to developing Urban Beautification projects and conducting surveys. Students also will have an opportunity not just to supervise their own projects but also to become leaders and officers of a real functioning non-profit organization. Can you imagine your students entering the job markets out of college and being able to say that their experience with Global Paint have provided them the confidence and personal experience to locate a specific industry? Can you imagine your students applying for a job or internship and being able to show the interviewer how they developed a successful project or how they managed a community project?
The deliverables that we hope to receive from the project.
After the completion of the projects, the group would be asked to present their final work to the Executives and Board of Directors of the organization which would be taken place at their school or at The Alston and Bird LLC building. There will be some funding available to assist the team with business expenses, transportation, meals etc.
List specific skills or qualifications that will be helpful for the Team to have in order to complete the project.
-Exceptional organizational and project management abilities
-Great ability to focus
-Concerned about doing things the right way
-Calm under pressure
-Proven ability to succeed
The Group must be consisted of 3-7 Post-graduate students who are typically in the last semester of their degree programs. Students can come with a variety of professional and educational backgrounds. They can be seasoned professionals with years of work experience in private and public organizations, recent college graduates committed to public service, and mid-career professionals who want to advance or shift their career paths.
The Projects and the needs for the Groups:
* We will provide a clear definition of the problem or issue to be addressed in the project;
* Projects are targeted key issues in scope;
* Provide Students with specifics and hands on experience;
* The Projects are achievable within the academic semester (approximately 12 weeks) and with the resources available to support the group and your program expectations; and,
* Are important to your school’s curriculum.
The group will not be asked to do administrative support work, or involve in fundraising activities or other type of events without their professor’s permission to appropriately support the team’s efforts.
Please refer to www.globalpaints.org and gain a perspective of the impact we are making both internationally and locally. Please pass along as you see a great opportunity within your network.
Global Paint for Charity currently has several initiatives that your students can gain real-life experience in their major area of interest. By working on Global Paint, your students will get impactful and experiential learning opportunities that go many steps beyond voluntarism that challenge them to apply their expertise in a professional manner in a real world context.
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The Global Paint for Charity "Global Paint or GPC" is a Non-Governmental Organization designed to solve the logistics of paint waste in the U.S. and Canada to promote a more sustainable, healthier, and more beautiful and colorful environment around the world. Since 2010, as many as 320,000 tons of discarded paints have been removed from the waste stream, recycled, then shipped to 44 countries in West Africa, the Caribbean, Central & South America, and targeted areas in the Middle East. The goal is to use colors to help beautify the local structures, boost people's confidence and happiness, change lives, and assist the vulnerable individuals in reaching their full potential. Everyone wins!
Our efforts have reached a population of 13000000 and our worldwide volunteers have completed 625800 volunteer hours by painting beautiful murals, family homes including schools, sport centers, orphanages, churches, and homeless shelters. At Global Paint, we believe that everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to live in a beautiful and colorful environment. Increasing access to paint in underserved communities could improve the local economic power for millions of vulnerable families and uplift the spirit of the people.
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