As part of a community programme to mark its 35th year providing service to the Kingdom this company has teamed with a local school to help raise charity cash.
Berger Paints was founded in 1981 as the Bahrain Paints Factory adopting the Berger name when it took on the local franchise from the UK paint giant. From small beginnings it now employs more than 90 people.
Over the years the company has always been mindful of its place in the community planting its grounds with greenery, undertaking a project for environmentally sensitive disposal of paints and raw materials and making sure its paints have been lead free for the last few years.
In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Berger entered into a partnership with Nadeen School for a community project in which pupils painted old traditional school chairs. Each class produced one brightly coloured chair, with the tiny tots creating sign boards. These were then auctioned off to raise cash for the Palm Association.
School spokeswoman Shanee Puri says: “We raised BD550 at the auction. There was a bidding war between two parents for the Year 2 Frida Kahlo chair, which raised BD68 on its own. It is definitely something we will do again in the future!”
The children painted the chairs and Berger was responsible for professional finishing. The company has also donated stencils for each child and is running a competition which will see three lucky pupils getting a bedroom makeover at home with Berger professionals.
And as part of an ongoing cooperation Berger has also helped to refurbish the school’s garden/farm area where pupils look after ducks and chickens, feeding the animals and collecting and selling eggs.
Berger’s Jai Singh says: “We’re delighted to be involved with the Nadeen School, it was great to see what the pupils had achieved with the chair painting project, which raised a fantastic sum for charity. We’re also looking forward to further collaborations in the future and may become involved with another school too as part of our anniversary year celebrations.” g