Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 17 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 3000 schools in Southern Africa with over R38-million worth of building materials.



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CASHBUILD SPREADS THE LOVE TO EIGHT SCHOOLS IN THE FREE STATE

Eight schools in Bethlehem, Free State, were the lucky winners of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. The schools each won a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000. These vouchers were handed out at the opening ceremony of the newly relocated Cashbuild Bethlehem store on the 30th of November 2018. The principals of some of the winning schools said that the Cashbuild vouchers will be spent on creating a new kitchen space, painting, toilets and general repairs.

Truida Kestell Primary School, Graanveld Primary School and Thabang Primary School were just three of the eight schools that each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000.

Thabang Primary School's principal, Ms S. Sejake will be using the voucher to start the foundation of getting a school kitchen up and running: "We provide a lunch time meal to over 900 children every day. Currently, we have had to close off one of the passages in the school to have a makeshift kitchen, but it is not an ideal set up for many reasons. Now, with this wonderful donation, we can put together a kitchen that is safe and clean and it's all thanks to Cashbuild."

Mr C. Du Toit, the principal of Graanveld Primary School said: "We have put great thought into where the materials will be of best use and we have collectively agreed to install toilets near the sports field. This will allow the children to minimize their time away from their sports activities, as it would save them having to take the long walk up to the main building. We are so grateful for this opportunity given to us by Cashbuild."

The principal from Truida Kestell Primary School, Mr W. Uys is looking forward to finally doing some maintenance and repairs around the school: "We haven't been able to do general repairs around the school for a very long time so this news that we have won has come just when we need it the most!"

At the opening ceremony of the newly relocated Cashbuild Bethlehem store which took place on the 30th of November 2018, when the building material vouchers totaling R120 000 were handed out to the eight winning schools, the children entertained everyone with singing, cultural dancing 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 six 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 judged and presented to a learner from Impumelelo Primary School who was the overall winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day and the winning learner received a stationery pack and a glass trophy. The winner was given the honour of officially opening the refurbished store.
 
The schools and children that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations were:

MATSWATHAKA PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

NTHUTE PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

THABANG PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

REHOPOTSWE PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

BOHLOKONG PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

IMPUMELELO PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

GRAANVELD PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

TRUIDA KESTELL PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000


Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 17 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 3 000 schools in Southern Africa with over R38-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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