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.

Kanyamazane Schools to Benefit

Unhygienic toilets, a makeshift library and burglar barred classrooms are just a few of the things that schools in Kanyamanzewould like to fix.  Shishila, Vulamasango and Msogwaba Primary School are three of the eight schools that each received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 11 October 2012 at the Cashbuild Kanyamazane Store Opening Ceremony.

Deputy Principal SS Benbe from Shishila Primary School said: “We would like to build a hall because our school has none. Thieves often break and climb through windows and burgle our classrooms, so we would like to put up burglar bars.”

Steven Ngwamba from Vulamasango Primary School said: “We feel great and we are honoured that Cashbuild has chosen us. “We would like to fix the toilets because they are in a bad condition. If a learner spends more than five hours at school they use the toilet a lot and at the moment it is very unhygienic.”
Deputy Principal MV Maphanga from Msogwaba Primary School was overwhelmed. “Our school is using a tiny room as a mini library; we would like to build a decent library to accommodate the 1250 learners we have at the school.”

At the official Cashbuild Kanyamanzestore opening ceremony on 11 October, 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, Xolane Khoza from Shishila 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:

Shishila Primary School

R12 000  

Gold - Nicholas Phoku


Silver - Themba Khoza


Bronze - Mpendulo Mthembu


Lekazi Primary School

R12 000

Gold - Nomonde Mndawe


Silver - Khethiwe Sibanyoni


Bronze - Nosipho Milazi


Msogwaba Primary School

R12 000

Gold - Simphiwe Mbuyane


Silver - Sikhulile Ndinisa


Bronze - Colani Ally


Vulamasango Primary School

R12 000

Gold - Sicelo Mnisi


Silver - Perfect Dlamini


Bronze - Ercilio Mashaya


Mbongeni Primary School

R12 000

Gold - Alia Sihlangu


Silver - Mduduzi Mawelela


Bronze - Coli Mhlongo


Ndlaphu Primary School

R12 000

Gold - Naphtan Thobela


Silver - Rashid Pillay


Bronze - Sibusiso Chiburre


Buhlebuyeta Primary School

R12 000

Gold - Andile Ngomane


Silver - Mthokozisi Vilakazi


Bronze - Siyanda Sibambo


Sizakele Stimulation Centre

R12 000

Gold - Siyabonga Silekane


Silver - Sibusiso Ndlovu


Bronze - Yassin Abdul


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.

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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