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.


A world of opportunities for schools

An arts and culture room, a media centre and an upgraded computer lab are just a few of the things that Khothalo, Komatie and B.K Guma Primary School have in mind for their school after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition.  These schools and five others each received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 25 July 2012 at the Cashbuild Lethlabile Store Opening Ceremony.

Mr. Semakaleng Mokgotloa , Principal of Khothalo Primary School said that winning the competition proves the school’s commitment in their work. “To show our appreciation to our learners, we would like to convert an old class into an arts and culture centre for them.”

Mrs. Junior Modiboa, the Head of Department at Komatie Primary School was very grateful. “We would like to use our voucher to repair the media centre and also tile our staff room.”

B.K Guma Primary School’s principal Mrs. Mmankitseng Magaro said: “Cashbuild is taking care of their customers by improving the circumstances under which their children learn. They even sponsored a school name board to identify our school. We thank Cashbuild for making it possible for us to build more toilets and classrooms. She goes on to say: “It is painful to know that our learners see and use computers for the first time during tertiary education, if they are lucky enough to go,  so we would also like to improve our computer lab to make things easier for our learners in future.”

At the official Cashbuild Lethlabile store opening ceremony on 25 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, Bongani Segletse from Khothalo 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:

Khothalo Primary School R12 000  
  Gold Award- Kabelo Mpete  
  Silver Award- Mcunu Lwazi  
  Bronze Award- Victor Mashiloane  
Tshetolo Primary School R12 000
  Gold Award- Kagiso Mol  
  Silver Award- Kevin Tsiane  
  Bronze Award- Khothatso Kwakwane  
Moleliuaheng Primary School    R12 000
  Gold Award- Resego Mophosha  
  Silver Award- Tshepiso Modimola  
  Bronze Award- Tshego Patso Mashapo  
Komatie Primary School R12 000
  Gold Award- Thapelo Mataboge  
  Silver Award- Trevor Mohlakoama  
  Bronze Award- Kelebogile Ndhlovu  
Itumeleng Primary School             R12 000
  Gold Award- Thapedi Thathane  
  Silver Award- Palesa Koloane  
  Bronze Award- Gomolemo Kwakwa  
Phuthamans Primary School        R12 000
  Gold Award- Mpho Kotyo  
  Silver Award- Moolo Masegaba  
  Bronze Award- Tukwane Thapelo  
Sehibidu Primary School                R12 000
  Gold Award- Kgalaletso Komatie  
  Silver Award- Koketso Lekmoaba  
  Bronze Award- Tshireletso Letsididi  
B.K Guma Primary School               R12 000
  Gold Award- Sibusiso Khumalo  
  Silver Award- Kagiso Molemane  
  Bronze Award- Otshepeng Mbewe  
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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