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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Colesberg schools get a facelift

Work on Colesberg schools will now be carried out, thanks to the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. Colesberg Combined High School and Lowryville Intermediere Skool are two of the eight schools that each won Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 31 July 2014 at the Cashbuild Colesberg Store Opening Ceremony. Colesberg Combined High School’s Principal R. Oosthuizen said: “We are very proud that our learners have managed to win a competition. We would like conduct general maintenance, paint the school, paint the bus garage and build an additional kitchen to the school hall.”

Lowryville Intermediere Skool’s Principal A. E Reed said: “This is fantastic news, we’re so happy to be chosen as one of the winning schools. Our school is 40 years old and is in need of a lot of attention. Because our learners are needy and we feed 1116 learners from the vegetable garden, we would like to use our building voucher to improve the school’s feeding scheme.”

At the official Cashbuild Colesberg store opening ceremony on 31 July, 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, Ziandre Plaatjies from Oviston Primere Skool. 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:

Oviston Primere Skool R12,000  

Tyrese Abrahams – Gold


Cesco Rossouw – Silver


Sizakele Matee – Bronze


Norvalspont Primere Skool


Asenathi Denti – Gold


Tumelo Moses – Silver


Sinalo Mkhefa – Bronze


Oranje Krag Primere Skool

  Jan Van Wyk – Gold  

Lihano Wesenaar – Silver


Hiltonio Kemp – Bronze


Meerkat Maatjies Dagsorg


Lwazi Dyan – Gold


Sergio Van Wyk – Silver


Arno Snyman – Bronze


Colesberg Combined High School


Vicky Muller – Gold


Corlia Hugo – Silver


Mienkie Peyaphi – Bronze


S.S Modikane Primary School


Boitumelo Thaga – Gold


Luvo Galawe – Silver


Kamvelihle Nkho – Bronze


Colesberg Primary School


Sanele Nikani – Gold


Bongani Mkosana – Silver


Lerato Setlaba – Bronze


Lowryville Intermediere Skool


Ricardo Mabinda – Gold


Bevon Rademeyer – Silver


Anathi Klaas – Bronze

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. 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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