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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Meadowlands gets R108 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

Moses Kotane Primary School plans to build a security house at the entrance to the school premises, where a security guard will be on duty every school day to control access to and from the school.  This is necessary because there have been several break-ins at the school and this has left learners feeling uneasy on the premises.

The school is able to build the new security house because it entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and is one of nine lucky schools in the Meadowlands area that each received a R12 000 Cashbuild building materials voucher.

“We currently just have a fence without any form of security in place to regulate entry to the school, so people come and go as they please,”, says Patrick Mmotong, Moses Kotane’s Principal.  “This has made us vulnerable to crime and we feel extremely unsafe because of the recent break-in last month, which left some of the school’s classrooms without electricity because the thieves took the circuit breakers. The incident made it unbearable to watch the learners suffer. When it rained it would be dark in the classrooms and the children could not see the blackboard properly. We are really thrilled about this donation”, said Mr Mmotong.

The donation of building materials to the value of R 108 000 was presented by Cashbuild to the nine schools at the Meadowlands store opening ceremony on 20 November 2009. At the opening, the school children showed their appreciation by entertaining everyone with singing, cultural dances and theatrical performances.
 
Learners from each school submitted their best artwork to Cashbuild. The artwork was displayed at the Meadowlands opening ceremony, and will remain on display 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 overall winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day – Maboe Kutwano from Morutathuto Primary School received a stationery voucher and a glass trophy.

The schools that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations and the children that received the certificates are:

Tiyimiseni Primary School R12,000  
 

Rashid Maluleke – Gold

 
 

Lunghani Macheke – Silver

 
 

Rhulani Ndlakama – Bronze

 
Livhuwani Primary School R12,000
 

Tshepo Mudau – Gold

 
 

Vhulenda Mashau –Silver

 
 

Andani Makhado – Bronze

 
Rebongwe Primary School R12,000
 

Kagiso Ngakane – Gold

 
 

Lesego Modupe – Silver

 
 

Thebe Ngakane – Bronze

 
Palesa Primary School R12,000
 

Tsitso Joseph – Gold

 
 

Neo Tlou – Silver

 
 

Teboho Ramokgopa – Bronze

 
Enkolweni Primary School R12,000
 

Bagiswa Dube – Gold

 
 

Teboho Nthonyana – Silver

 
 

Ndukennle Dlamini – Bronze

 
Sivuleleni Lower Primary School R12,000
 

Lungile Dube – Gold

 
 

Thuthukani Phakathi – Silver

 
 

Linda Masina – Bronze

 
Morutathuto Pimary School R12,000
 

Tlamelo Marumo – Gold

 
 

Siphiwe Zulu – Silver

 
 

Shaun Kgame – Bronze

 
Meadowlands Primary School R12,000
 

Dikeledi Bila – Gold

 
 

Dipuo Mohlophegi – Silver

 
 

Gontse Moroane – Bronze

 
Moses Kotane Primary School R12,000
 

Gugu Nhlapho – Gold

 
 

Nhlanhla Makgetla – Silver

 
 

Ditlhare Mahloko – 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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