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.


Jubilee Mall gets R96 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

Eight schools in Hammanskraal have each won a Cashbuild building materials voucher for R12 000 and these were presented to them at the official Cashbuild Jubilee Mall store opening ceremony on 12 May 2011.

The staff of Masakane Primary School entered the Cashbuild competition hoping they would be able to replace their water tank. The school’s principal, Maria Mothobi explained: “Our water tank has been leaking for ages and this means that very little water is available for the school to use for basic activities like cooking and drinking. We are so grateful that Cashbuild has given us this voucher, it will make a world of difference.”

Mrs Pauline Montja, principal of Tlhaloganyo Primary School is ecstatic that they have won the Cashbuild voucher. Montja said: “This school is quite dilapidated so we plan to replace our classroom doors and floors, fix the gutters outside, and replace the cupboard doors in the classroom. We also plan to build a kitchen for our nutrition programme, because we have been using a corrugated iron room for the past few years. The venue is really not suitable for storing, preparing and cooking food as the roof leaks, which damages the parcels and could potentially poison the learners. Thank you so much Cashbuild!”

At the official Cashbuild store opening on 12 May, when the vouchers totaling R96 000 were presented to all eight schools, the children showed their appreciation by entertaining 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 Jubilee Mall 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. The winning children 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 - Lethabo Ngobeni from Mmamotse Primary School received a stationery pack and a glass trophy.

At the store opening event, Tlhaloganyo Primary School was the winner of the lucky draw and walked away with a solar geyser and free installation. This prize will ensure that they have 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:

Mmamotse Primary School R12 000  
  Gold Award - Golekane Mathibe  
  Silver Award - Oupa Mabena  
  Bronze Award - Boipelo Madiba  
Tlhaloganyo Primary School R12 000
  Gold Award - Mmapule Baloyi  
  Silver Award - Komane Kamogelo  
  Bronze Award - Oratile Sehlangu  
Masakane Primary School R12 000
  Gold Award - Moraka Karabo  
  Silver Award - Fedzisane Tshivhidzo  
  Bronze Award - Lebogang Temba  
Phalesane Primary School R12 000
  Gold Award - Mary Mthembu  
  Silver Award - Thabo Pitsi  
  Bronze Award - Daniel Khoza  
Lefofa Primary School R12 000
  Gold Award - Gontse Ndala  
  Silver Award - Lucas Mabena  
  Bronze Award - Bokamoso Letsoalo  
Itireleng Primary School R12 000
  Gold Award - Omolemo Ncube  
  Silver Award - Katlego Mokgara  
  Bronze Award - Mbongiseni Masango  
Mabu A Tlou Primary School R12 000
  Gold Award - Kamogelo Morulane  
  Silver Award - Kgothatso Ndlovu  
  Bronze Award - Kabelo Khoza  
Motshegofadiwa Primary School R12 000
  Gold Award - Mpho Baloyi  
  Silver Award - Thabile Mtimbane  
  Bronze Award - Lucas Tshabalala  
Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched ten years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than a thousand schools with over R10-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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