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.


Harding gets R96 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

Many communities in rural areas and townships throughout South Africa suffer the effects of economic hardship due to poverty and inadequate public facilities. This often leads to more problems such as vandalism, inadequate power and water supplies, lack of public transport and access to telecommunications, badly maintained roads and substandard schooling facilities.

Bombasi J.S School entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and is one of eight lucky schools that received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000 in the Harding area. Bombasi J. S. School is a school that has faced the problem of vandalism especially during the school holidays. The school needed a more secure place to store office equipment and sports gear for its learners. Thanks to a generous donation by consumer champion, Cashbuild, the school will now be able to build a store room.

Bombasi J.S. Primary School Principal, Mrs Vicaronia Ndabeni explained: “The school is often broken into during the school holidays, so Cashbuild has made it possible for us to be able to build a special room to store the printing and photocopy machines along with the sports equipment during the holidays. We also plan to put up four shelves for the computers to stand on within the storeroom and purchase locks to make the store room as secure as possible.”

The total donation of building materials to the value of R96 000 was presented to the eight schools at the Cashbuild Harding store opening ceremony on 4th August 2010. At the opening, the children entertained everyone with singing, cultural dances and theatrical performances.

Learners from each school submitted their best artwork to Cashbuild. This artwork will be on display at the store opening ceremony and will remain on display for the next five years.

The best artwork from each school 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 of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day – Maboza Pamela from Bombasi Junior Primary School received a R500 stationery voucher and a glass trophy.

At the store opening event there was a lucky draw and one school walked away with a solar geyser and free installation. This prize will ensure that the winning school has hot water regardless of the lack of resources within their community.

The schools that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations and the children that received the certificates are:

Salem Primary School R12,000  

Gold Award- Nompumelelo Ngubelanga


Silver Award- Nkhosikhona Ntuzela


Bronze Award- Nkhosinathi Sikhosana

Mbuzweni J.S. School R12,000

Gold Award- Chamaine Nongcwere


Silver Award- Sinovuyo Mjuqu


Bronze Award- Mamela Mthembu

Sehole Primary School R12,000
  Gold Award- Kwanele Kheswa  

Silver Award- Philasande Chishela /p>


Bronze Award- Yonelisa Maduna

Ikwezi Primary School R12,000

Gold Award- Siphesihle Makhanthini


Silver Award- Andile Maci


Bronze Award- Thubelihle Ngubelanga

Bombasi J.S. School R12,000

Gold Award- Fano Gasa


Silver Award- Andile Mchuni


Bronze Award- Thabsile Zimema

Ntaba Primary School R12,000

Gold Award- Nkhosinathi Ncayiyana


Silver Award- Thabane Zulu


Bronze Award- Khethokuhle Jali

Harding Primary School R12,000

Gold Award- Nqobile Mnomiya


Silver Award- Viwe Mbonwa


Bronze Award- Lubabalo Dlamini

Rietvlei JP School R12,000

Gold Award - Mveleso Kraai


Silver Award - Ayanda Damoyi


Bronze - Sphutla Damoyi


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 national Cashbuild initiative whereby donations are made to some of the country’s most needy schools.

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