Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 17 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 3000 schools in Southern Africa with over R38-million worth of building materials.



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CASHBUILD HELPS SCHOOLS IN HIGHGATE GET A FRESH COAT OF PAINT

Eight schools in Highgate, north of Johannesburg, were the lucky winners of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. The schools each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000 at the opening ceremony of the refurbished Cashbuild Highgate store that took place on the 24th of August 2018. Painting classrooms, bathrooms and new structures, were on top of the principals' lists of these selected schools.

Dowling Primary School and Wilhemina Primary School were two of the eight schools that each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000.

Mr Sandows, the principal of Dowling Primary School, was excited to hear the news that the school had won the building material voucher. "We are going to paint 12 classrooms, the boy's bathrooms and complete the sick bay which still needs a sliding door, shelving and taps. We are blessed in that the community have come together to do the labour which allows us to buy more materials. "We are truly grateful to Cashbuild for creating this opportunity for the school."

The principal of Wilhemina Primary School, Mr Peter Snell says: "We are going to be fixing loose parts of the school's roof that causes leaks when it rains and it makes a loud noise when it is windy, both disturb the learners, so this will be what we do first and foremost. Once this is done we are looking at painting the roof and the learners are going to help choose the colour."

At the opening ceremony of the refurbished Cashbuild Highgate store that took place on the 24th of August 2018, when the building material vouchers totaling R120 000 were handed out to the eight winning 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 six 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 judged and presented to a learner from Bernard Isaacs Primary School who was the overall winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day and the winner received a stationery pack and a glass trophy. The winner was also given the honour of officially opening the store.
 
The schools and children that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations were:

BERNARD ISAACS PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

RIVERLEA PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

EVEREST PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

DOWLING AVENUE PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

G.R HARRIS PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

T.C ESTERYUSEN PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

WILHEMINA PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

NEWCLARE PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000


Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 17 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 3 000 schools in Southern Africa with over R38-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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