Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 17 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 2900 schools in Southern Africa with over R36-million worth of building materials.



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CASHBUILD: BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR BOTSHABELO SCHOOLS

Eight schools in Botshabelo, Free State, were the lucky winners of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. The schools each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000 at the official refurbished Cashbuild store opening ceremony, that took place on the 7th of June 2018. New doors and paved areas were some of the upgrades for which the school principals and educators suggested they will use their Cashbuild vouchers.

Katamelo Primary School, Makgulo Primary School and Tlholo Primary School are three of the eight schools that each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000.

A much moved Mr Thakanyane, a teacher from Makgulo Primary School says that he just cannot believe their luck in being nominated. "Our main focus area is going to be an outside space that the learners assemble on in the mornings, we are going to get this area paved so that it will keep them from standing on the muddy ground when it rains." He went on to say how thankful he is to his learners and to Cashbuild.

One of Katamelo Primary School's educators, Mr Nibe, could barely contain his excitement. "None of our classrooms have doors and our wonderful learners get so terribly cold, especially in winter. Now with this generous voucher, we can look at starting to put some doors in." He continued saying: "Oh, our children are going to be so happy! Thank you Cashbuild!"

Mr Mohlabi, of Tlholo Primary School, was also joyful at the news and said: "Our classrooms are urgently needing some attention and this voucher is a real gift! We can now replace the broken windows as well as fix the classroom wooden top tables."

At the official refurbished Cashbuild store opening ceremony, that happened on the 7th June 2018, when the building material vouchers totaling R120 000 were handed out to the eight winning 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 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 Raohang Primary School who was the overall winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day and the winner received a stationery pack and a glass trophy. The winner was also given the honour of officially opening the store.
 
The schools and children that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations were:

RAOHANG PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

RANKWE PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

LEBELO PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

TLHOLO PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

MONOKOTSWAI PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

MAKGULO PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

KATAMELO PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

TLOTLISANG PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000


Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 17 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 2 900 schools in Southern Africa with over R36-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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