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.


Artistic Ezulwini learners help improve schools

A new security shelter and a lunch room are just a few of the things that Ezulwini Valley and Baha’i Primary School in Ezulwini have planned after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. On 21 November 2013, eight winning Ezulwini schools each received a Cashbuild building materials voucher to the value of E12 000 at the Cashbuild Ezulwini Store Opening Ceremony. Principal SN Dlamini from Ezulwini Valley Primary School was very thankful to Cashbuild. She said: “Our school was built in 1911 and is in desperate need of maintenance. We would also like to thank the school security guards by building a shelter for them.”

Baha’I Primary School’s Principal Lindiwe Maseko said: “Our learners currently do not have a place to sit down and enjoy their lunch. We would like to dedicate a part of the school that they could call their own.”

At the official Cashbuild Ezulwini store opening ceremony on 21 November, when the building materialsvouchers totaling E96 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 Shongwe from Ezulwini Valley 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:

Ezulwini Valley Primary School

E12 000  

Bongiwe Gina – Gold


Fengo Veli – Silver


Temasiko Khumalo – Bronze


Baha'i Primary School&

E12 000

Brian Gibbs – Gold


Miyanda Mahlangu – Silver


Siphesihle Thwala – Bronze


St.Marys Primary School

E12 000
  Machawe Mthembu – Gold  

Malwande Magongo – Silver


Siphesihle Matfunywa – Bronze


Ezulwini Catholic Primary School

E12 000

Ntokozo Manda – Gold


Menzi Thwala – Silver


Khayalandzile Bhembe – Bronze


Ezulwini Community Primary School

E12 000

Mphendulo Maseko – Gold


Mangaliso Mabundza – Silver


Freeman Matsebula   – Bronze


Esitjeni Primary School

E12 000

Gcinile Dvuba – Gold


Ncobile Ginindza – Silver


Zwakele Dlamini – Bronze


Elangeni Primary School

E12 000

Siza Dlamini  – Gold


Siphesihle Mngometulu – Silver


Kwanele Mlambo – Bronze


Lobamba National Primary School

E12 000
  Kwanele Dlamini – Gold  
  Nomahlubi Matsebula – Silver  
  Nduduzo Mkhatshwa – 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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