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.


Facelifts for needy schools

Paving, painting and the building of new toilets are just a few of the activities that will soon take place at schools in the Dennilton area.  Ekucathuleni, Moteti and Njinga Sindane Primary School are three of the eight schools that each received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 23 November 2012 at the Cashbuild Dennilton Store Opening Ceremony.

Njinga Sindane Primary School’s Principal Selinah Mokwana is very proud of her school. When asked how the school can be improved, she said: “We would like to buy cement to pave the assembly area, paint for the palisades and materials to build a carport.”

Principal Maria Mokoena from Ekucathuleni Primary School said: “The paint is peeling from the classroom walls. We are thinking of painting, fixing the broken flooring, door locks and restoring our sanitary system.”
A very excited Principal Dora Namogobo from Moteti Primary School would like to build a separate toilet for the grade R learners.

At the official Cashbuild Dennilton store opening ceremony on 23 November, 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, Ntokozo Thwala from Njinga Sindane 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:

Njinga Sindane Primary School

R12 000  
  Gold Award- Sydney Dladla  
  Silver Award- Fana Mabuza  
  Bronze Award- Zodwa Gujamo  

Ekucathuleni Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Ntombenhle Galela  
  Silver Award- Tebogo Shabela  
  Bronze Award- Samuel Mabuza  

Rathlagane Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Gift Masango  
  Silver Award- Surprise Moimane  
  Bronze Award- Tlailane Chabaza  

Moteti Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Kgotso Moima  
  Silver Award- Tshidi Mosehla     
  Bronze Award- Indrig Maubane  

Sibisi Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Thapelo Mathabe  
  Silver Award- Sibusiso Shongwe  
  Bronze Award- Fortunate Makitla  

Lusaka Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Kgopotso Tlaka  
  Silver Award- Herbet Riba  
  Bronze Award- William Mahlangu  

Magata Leope Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Mosa Moimane  
  Silver Award- Mathabo Dikotope  
  Bronze Award- Seloga Wonders  

Supatsela Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Kholofelo Chego  
  Silver Award- Sandile Nkuna  
  Bronze Award- Calvin Dube  

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched twelve years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 1 500 schools in Southern Africa with over R16-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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