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.


Art-at-Heart winners fix up their school

Brand new floors, doors, ceilings and a splash of colour on the school walls are just a few of the things that Egerton, Buhlebezwe, Peacetown Primary School in Ladysmith have planned after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. On the 31 July 2013, each of the eight winning schools received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000 at the Cashbuild Ladysmith Store Opening Ceremony.

Principal Callaway from Egerton Primary School was very thankful. He said: “The entire school is in appalling condition. We have slowly been trying to repair the school and now, thanks to Cashbuild, we can replace the broken ceilings, fix the flooring and paint the walls.”

Buhlebezwe Primary School’s Principal Z.B Zulu said: “We would like to buy new blackboards and doors at the Cashbuild store. We’d also like to complete our paving project.”

Peacetown Primary School’s Principal B H Khumalo said: “We have talked about repairing the severely damaged floors, the broken doors as well as the whole school’s broken window panes and now we can do this work, which is great news.”

At the official Cashbuild Ladysmith store opening ceremony on 31 July, 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, Andiswa Maphumulo from Egerton 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:

Amancamakazana Primary School

R12 000  
  Gold Award - Snenhlanhla Sibiya  
  Silver Award - Amanda Shangase  
  Bronze Award - Anele Bhengu  

Mimtans Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Yamkelwa Xaba   
  Silver Award - Senamile Kubheka  
  Bronze Award - Kwanele Memela          
Egerton Primary School R12 000
  Gold Award - Liza Wieweger  
  Silver Award - Nondumiso Zulu  
  Bronze Award - Acebile Ntuli  

Monument Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Samukelisiwe Nzimande              
  Silver Award - Philasande Dlamini  
  Bronze Award - Nokwanda Mgaga  

Umbulwane Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Okuhle Gabela  
  Silver Award - Zack Hattingh  
  Bronze Award - Wilmarie Muller  

Peacetown Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Sishange Siyabulela              
  Silver Award - Sithole Bandile  
  Bronze Award - Shabalala Siyanda  

Limit Hill Primary School      

R12 000
  Gold Award - Silindelo Mbatha  
  Silver Award - Ntuthuko Sithole  
  Bronze Award - Mukelwa Khumalo  

VMhlekazi Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Thandiswa Ntshingila        
  Silver Award - Zamajobe Sithole  
  Bronze Award - Siphesihle Makhanya  

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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