Crown Paints spent over Ksh 2 million during this year’s Crown Your Art Competition where three primary schools emerged as winners. The competition involves primary schools across the country submitting their artwork and the final artwork from the top ten nominees are uploaded on the microsite for the public to vote for their favorite artist.
While awarding the winners over the weekend, Crown Paints PLC Group human resources manager Nicholas Wanambisi said education correlates with the economic development of any nation and urged all stakeholders, particularly the corporate sector to work together for an educated and empowered society.
“We want to encourage and support Kenyan parents to take their children to school as it is the only equalizer to a successful and sustainable future”, Wanambisi argued. The human resource boss said his paint firm will continue to support education initiatives that aim at inspiring both teachers and learners across the country.
Misufini Primary School in Mariakani emerged as the winner of the hotly contested competition by walking away with over Ksh 400,000 in cash prizes that went to the top student and the school. Oljogi Primary School in Laikipia North came second by walking away with Ksh 275,000 that went to the top student and the school while Valley Bridge Primary School in Mathare was the second runners-up by pocketing a cash prize of over Ksh. 200,000.
Besides the cash prizes, the winning schools will have their perimeter walls painted and will be awarded branded benches and bins. The winners also had a chance to tour Crown Paints (K) PLC Mogadishu Road Factory to learn firsthand how paint is made.
The paint firm spends over Ksh 300 million every year on corporate programs whose objective is to transform people’s lives.