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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Maake schools welcomes art into their hearts

Schools in the Maake area have big plans for how they will use their winnings from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. From new kitchens to newly built Learners’ Centre, Ntwanano, Sepeke Primary School and six other Maake schools will soon realise their dreams of improving their schools. On 10 April 2014, each of the schools received a Cashbuild building materials voucher to the value of R12 000 when the Cashbuild Maake Store officially opened.

Principal GM Nkhwashu from Ntwanano Lower Primary School said: “Our school was established in 1969 and is still in a very good condition. However, we currently have a vegetable garden and no form of cooking area to prepare meals for the learners. We would like to use our voucher to purchase building materials to build a kitchen.”

Principal ED Mathebula from Sepeke Primary School said: “The classrooms at the school are in a very bad condition. We are planning to use our Cashbuild voucher to repair the damage and build a Learners’ Centre at the school.”

At the official Cashbuild Maake store opening ceremony on 10 April, 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 overall winner, Masetle Maponya from Rita 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:

Rita Primary School R12,000

Eric Mohale – Gold


Mangena Mashosho – Silver


Tlou Seabela  – Bronze

Ntwanano Lower Primary School R12,000

Glen Mushwana – Gold


Mikateko Mashele – Silver


Nyiko Mbhalati – Bronze

Sepeke Primary School R12,000
  Setlouma Mdilafase– Gold  

Abel Molemane – Silver


Adam Mokoena – Bronze


Thabina Primary School      


Muriel Malatjie – Gold


Mapula Sekgotlaboraga – Silver


Shaun Mametja  – Bronze


Margret Shilubane Primary School


Nkosinathi Nkwinika – Gold


Prince Rakgoale  – Silver


Khoza Cassius – Bronze


Mogoboya Ramodike Primary School    


Chameine Moivhinde – Gold


Robert Masie – Silver


Makgomo Masikwameng – Bronze


Mmakgatlo Primary School     


Rolf Masedi – Gold


Katlego Moagi – Silver


Mmakgatlo Mahloromela – Bronze


Mogoboya Primary School


Lebo Phalane – Gold


Sanny Kgwahla – Silver


Tartia Gaffane – Bronze


Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched in 2001, Cashbuild has helped more than 870 schools with over R9-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 national Cashbuild initiative whereby donations are made to some of the country’s most needy schools.

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