Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 16 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 2200 schools in Southern Africa with over R26-million worth of building materials.

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Fixing up Alice schools

New classrooms, renovations and new toilets are on the cards for schools in the Alice area.  Crabbush, Lovedale and Davidson Primary School are three of the eight schools that each received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 31 October 2012 at the Cashbuild Alice Store Opening Ceremony.

Art and craft teacher, Mrs  Ntonboxolo Simani from Crabbush Primary School said: “The voucher is going to help us a lot. We are short of classrooms and would like to build another, fix the windows and buy cement to pave the school.”

Deputy Principal Nonkululeko Labase from Lovedale Primary School was over the moon. “We would like to fix the roof, build toilets that can flush and erect poles for netball and rugby.”

Davidson Primary School’s Principal Keese was very proud of the learners.  She said: “We would like to fix the toilets and paint the inside of our office.”

At the official Cashbuild Alice store opening ceremony on 31 October, when the building material vouchers totaling R96 000 were presented to all eight schools, the children entertained everyone with singing, cultural dances and theatrical performances.

The Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition entails learners from each school submitting their best artwork to Cashbuild. This artwork is displayed at the ceremony, and then remains on display in the Cashbuild store for the next five years.

Artwork was judged and three winners from each school were named. Winners received Cashbuild Art-at-Heart gold, silver and bronze certificates for first, second and third place respectively. The Manager’s Choice award was also presented to the lucky winner, Sibonelelo Nonto from Alice Primary School, for the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day and the winner received a stationery pack and a glass trophy.

The schools and children that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations were:

Davidson Primary School

R12 000  
  Gold Award- Zanozuko Booi  
  Silver Award- Kuhle Bolo  
  Bronze Award- Lutho Mhlauu  

Alice Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Sibonelelo Nonto  
  Silver Award- Asanda Ngcukana  
  Bronze Award- Siviwe Gezani  

Melani Junior Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Siyavuya Ncithi  
  Silver Award- Ziyanda Rangana  
  Bronze Award- Nkosiyabo Tingo  

Alice Primêr

R12 000
  Gold Award- Marion Jemaar  
  Silver Award- Winston Lottering         
  Bronze Award- Lenzane Ewers  

Umzamomhle Special Day Care

R12 000
  Gold Award- Andiswa Dyantyi  
  Silver Award- Siyaganga Kwakhanya  
  Bronze Award- Simphiwe Ndzube  

Elethu Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Siphiwonkuhle Koti  
  Silver Award- Ayanda Mayekiso  
  Bronze Award- Siyanda Tokwe  

Crabbush Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Lutho Fihla  
  Silver Award- Tyobeka Sam  
  Bronze Award- Thimna Gonyana  

Lovedale Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Latitaa Mqushane  
  Silver Award- Aviwe Galushe  
  Bronze Award- Siphelo Tyibilika  

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched ten years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 1 200 schools in Southern Africa with over R12-million worth of building materials. Cashbuild is BEE compliant and every time a store is opened, relocated or refurbished, Cashbuild not only makes donations to local schools, but also creates jobs for community members.

The Art-at-Heart competition is a Southern African Cashbuild initiative whereby donations are made to some of the region’s most needy schools.

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