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.



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Kwa Guqa schools beat the burglars and weather the storm

Schools in the Kwa Guqa area have big plans for how they will use their winnings from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. From new ceilings to newly installed security gates, Itireleng, Phakama Combined School and six other Kwa Guqa schools will soon realise their dreams of improving their schools. On 27 March 2014, each of the schools received a Cashbuild building materials voucher to the value of R12 000 when the Cashbuild Kwa Guqa Store officially opened.

Itireleng Primary School’s Principal P.V Setabi said: “Our school was affected by floods and it caused a large tree to fall onto the school's roof which resulted in a lot of damage. We now need to repair the school’s roof and ceiling, gutters as well as the admin block's roof before the ceiling caves in. We are also planning on buying wood for new desks as the learners are currently seated on crates and buckets. When these projects are completed, we would also like to replace the school’s main gate, small walk-through gate as well as the carport.”

Principal T.M Mahlangu from Phakama Combined School said: “The school has had many burglaries recently. The burglars stole copper wires and caused the electricity to be cut off. We would like use our Cashbuild voucher to buy materials to rectify this problem.”

At the official Cashbuild Kwa Guqa store opening ceremony on 27 March, 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 overall winner, Kgwedi Baenetse from Itireleng 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:

Itireleng Primary School R12,000
 

Nomthandazo Mamarara – Gold

 
 

Ronald Malepe – Silver

 
 

Mpho Mokwena – Bronze

 
Mogalitwa Primary School R12,000
 

Sam Motau – Gold

 
 

Dineo Nkosi – Silver

 
 

Sipho Malaza – Bronze

 
Maloma Primary School R12,000
  Nomfundo Mthembu – Gold  
 

Ntokozo Mathebula – Silver

 
 

Kevin Fana – Bronze

 

Mmagobana Combined School

R12,000
 

Tsepang Kgwte – Gold

 
 

Kghtso Seloga – Silver

 
 

Lessen Sekgobela – Bronze

 

Siphendule Primary School

R12,000
 

Sindy Mokwana – Gold

 
 

Mabaso Nhlanhla – Silver

 
 

Nelisiwe Dube – Bronze

 

Nkonjane Combined School

R12,000
 

Tebogo Senong – Gold

 
 

Thobile Mashego – Silver

 
 

Sonnyboy Mahlangu – Bronze

 

Phakama Combined School

R12,000
 

Siyabonga Mdluli – Gold

 
 

Dimakatso Makua – Silver

 
 

Michelle Shiloane– Bronze

 

Laerskool Duvhapark

R12,000
 

Siphesihle Bohlali – Gold

 
 

Mthandeni Masina   – Silver

 
 

Samkelo Mathebula – Bronze

 
 

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched in 2001, Cashbuild has helped more than 870 schools with over R9-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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