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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Cashbuild paves the way to a brighter future for Meadowlands schools

Cashbuild is making it possible for eight Meadowlands schools to build some positive changes and create better spaces in which the community’s children will learn in the future. Emelang and Julias Sebolai Primary Schools are two of the eight schools that entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. As a result, the schools have each received a R12 000 Cashbuild building material voucher which was presented to them when the Cashbuild Meadowlands store officially opened on Friday, 28 November.

Emelang Primary’s Principal, Mr. Kungwane said: “We are feeling great about the project. This initiative plays an important role in many underprivileged schools and has a great impact. We are going to use the prize to upgrade our Grade R area with new paving.” Julias Sebolai Primary’s Principal Mrs. Sekobo said: “We are very happy and are grateful that we have received the opportunity to upgrade our school with decent structures”.

At the official Cashbuild Meadowlands store opening ceremony on the 28th November, 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, Thendo Mudau from Tsumbedzo Primary School. 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:

Igugu Primary School


Kholekile Nkwanyana - Gold


Thulane Ngambu - Silver


Xolane Khumalo - Bronze


Tsumbedzo Primary School


Thabiso Mudau - Gold


Judy Rambuda - Silver


Orifha Muswede - Bronze


Emisebeni Primary School

  Ayanda Ntshala - Gold  

Sipho Ntuli - Silver


Ngimphiwe Siwela - Bronze


Emelang Primary School


Bophelo Mohono - Gold


Reabetswe Molefe - Silver


Lefa Nthejane - Bronze


Ikwezi Primary School


Khethiwe Sibiya - Gold


Gift Nkosi - Silver


Tshepiso Sithole - Bronze


Julias Sebolai Primary School


Idah Ficks - Gold


Sipho Khumalo - Silver


Ayanda Nyankhale - Bronze


Ithembalihle Primary School


Bongani Bhuthi  - Gold


Unabantu Ndyebo - Silver


Philisiwe Mfeka - Bronze


Nka – Thuto Primary School 


Thato Nchee - Gold


Thato Mahlatsi - Silver

  Teke Molefe - Bronze  
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. 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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