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.


Maputsoe gets M96 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

Martha Charlie, the Principle of Maboee Primary School was particularly pleased to be one of the lucky winners of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. Along with seven other schools in Maputsoe, Maboee Primary School received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of M12 000 each when the Cashbuild Maputsoe store officially opened on 9 February 2011.

"The school is in a very rural area and we struggle with cattle walking onto our premises and continually uprooting our plants in the garden," says Martha Charlie. "This voucher means we can put up a solid fence and stop the problem."

St Luke Primary School's Principle, Mary Lebata, adds: "We appreciate this voucher so much because so many things at our school should be replaced. We need new classroom doors, new chalkboards and new toilets. The rainy season is around the corner and some of our classrooms don't have ceilings. We would also like to buy garden equipment because the vegetables we sell from our school garden are being neglected due to a lack of resources".

The total donation of building materials to the value of M96 000 was presented to the eight schools at the Cashbuild Maputsoe store opening ceremony on 9 February 2011. At the opening, the school 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 was displayed at the Maputsoe opening ceremony, and will remain on display at 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 - Neo Raleholi from Chaka Primary School received a M500 stationery voucher and a glass trophy.

At the store opening event, there was a lucky draw, and one school walked away with a solar geyser and free installation. This prize could ensure that the winning school has 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:
Chaka Primary School R12,000  

Gold Award- Paseka Lenkoane


Silver Award- Mpeli T'solo


Bronze Award- Motlatsi Chaka

St Luke Primary School R12,000

Gold Award- T'sepo Mosola


Silver Award- Norman Isaacs


Bronze Award-Moitlami Khama

Mafube English Medium Primary School R12,000
  Gold Award- Dhlomo Lephoma  

Silver Award-Chephe Chephe


Bronze Award-Siyabonga Latela

Moselinyane Primary School R12,000

Gold Award- Rethabile Selikane


Silver Award- Tlalane Mohapi


Bronze Award- Karabo Mabesele

Rachel Primary School R12,000

Gold Award- Alice Ramasimong


Silver Award- Ntlatseng Mokone


Bronze Award- Ntsoaki Marumo

Maboee Primary School R12,000

Gold Award- Khutlang Tabo


Silver Award- Melefetsane Machaha


Bronze Award-Moliehi Tlali

Maputsoe ACL Primary School R12,000

Gold Award- Lekhotla Rant'so


Silver Award- Limpho Taunyane


Bronze Award-Katleho Maphokoane

Eveline Primary School R12,000

Gold Award- Thuto Mathaba


Silver Award- Katleho Mosoeu


Bronze Award-Refiloe Makume


Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched in 2001, Cashbuild has helped more than 1000 schools in Southern Africa by giving them 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 country's most needy schools.

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