Bringing Colour to Foyer Sud

 In Project Days, STC Luxembourg

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It’s amazing what a little colour injection can do.

Last autumn, A big group of Serve the City volunteers headed to Foyer Sud in Esch to help redecorate their entrance hall, living room and kitchen. This time we returned with a group to redecorate the stairwell which connect all five floors in the building.

Before, the whole thing was painted a dingy boring beige. The staff had in mind to brighten the whole stairwell up, while also using a different colour for each floor, to make it easier to figure out where you are!

What we love about these projects with Foyer Sud, is that our volunteers work alongside the women who live at the Foyer, to make their temporary home a brighter place.

It was one of the hottest days of the year so far on Saturday – not ideal for painting in a windowless stairwell – but the team was enthusiastic and hard working, and we got all five floors painted in one day!

We stopped for lunch together, which three of the women residents had been making for the whole team all morning – a delicious mix of French and Somalian food!

And the end result looked great – a striking difference from the boring beige. Now the floors are turquoise, lilac, purple, green…

A huge thank you to all our volunteers – the painters and the child carers – and to the women and staff at Foyer Sud for making this a project to remember!

Photo Credits: Fiona Koefoed-Jespersen. All photos are of Serve the City volunteers and do not include women who are resident at Foyer Sud, for their privacy.

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