Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 13 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 1 700 schools in Southern Africa with over R20-million worth of building materials.

Art-at-Heart
    
Putting learner creativity to good use

Sanitary facilities, overcrowded classrooms and dusty school grounds are just a few of the concerns voiced by eight principals in the Ficksburg area. Caledon Park, Meqheleng and Masaleng Primary Schools are just three of the eight schools that will each receive Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 26 July 2012 at the Cashbuild Ficksburg Store Opening Ceremony.

Principal Marietjie Hart from Caledon Park Primary School was delighted with the good news. “Our school was founded in 1938 and, at the time, the toilets were built to accommodate only 100 learners. Over the years, the number of learners has outgrown this space. “We would like to build a larger ablution block for our learners and we want to paint our whole school as a thank you to the learners.”

Meqheleng Primary School’s Deputy Principal, Mrs. MG Mokoena is concerned about the overcrowded classrooms at her school. “We currently have 59 learners in a classroom; we would like to relieve our teachers of the pressure of teaching large groups at a time so we will build more classrooms.”

Principal Khojane Francis Mokoma from Masaleng Primary School said: “We are so happy to have exposed our learners to competitions that would put in practice what they have learnt because now we have won. We have decided to use the voucher to pave all the dusty ground around our mobile classrooms as well as outside of our school gate.”

At the official Cashbuild Ficksburg store opening ceremony on 26 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 lucky winner, Thabo Polisane from Ramafutsana 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:

Ficksburg Primary School

R12 000  
 

Gold - Jelhandri Rautenbach

 
 

Silver - Shamoon Anwary

 
 

Bronze - Itachia Govender

 

Ramafutsana Primary School  

R12 000
 

Gold - Thabo Polisane

 
 

Silver - Mmopalame Mphou

 
 

Bronze - Lerato Mokatsa

 

St Joseph Primary School 

R12 000
 

Gold - Keahn - Tomas Tseheliso

 
 

Silver - Bongani Matla

 
 

Bronze - Lebohang Maphutsi

 

Mehoping Primary School

R12 000
 

Gold - Leheke Tsatsi

 
 

Silver - Wendy Chechela

 
 

Bronze - Thabang Mohloni

 

Caledon Park Primary School

R12 000
 

Gold - Tumelo Sekoli

 
 

Silver - Matsediso Sehlabaka

 
 

Bronze - Tiebo Rabebe

 

Meqheleng Primary School 

R12 000
 

Gold - Katabelo Miya

 
 

Silver - Kybeka  Matshepo

 
 

Bronze - Kamohele Mothijoe

 

Masaleng Primary School

R12 000
 

Gold - Mapule Serobanyane

 
 

Silver - Mpho Mokgomo

 
 

Bronze - Thabang Matse

 

Qhowaneng Primary School

R12 000
 

Gold - Makhalg Tseko

 
 

Silver - Modupe Timelo

 
 

Bronze - Mokhale Tseko

 
 

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.



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