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.


Celebrating Madibaís birthday with Art-at-Heart

Art-at-HeartThis Mandela Day, the hearts of learners from Soyisile, Yomelela, and Eluxolweni Primary Schools in Mkhaza, Cape Town and five other local schools were bubbling with bliss after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. On the 18 July, each of the schools received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000 in celebration of the opening of the Cashbuild Mkhaza store. 
Soyisile Primary School’s Principal, Monk Pshikila was overwhelmed with joy. She said: “We would like to paint the classroom, pave the parking area and fix the broken doors at the school.”
Yomelela Primary School’s Acting Deputy Principal, Agnes Ntaba said: “Now that we have the building materials, we plan to fix the broken toilets as well as the leaking roof in one of the classrooms.”

Eluxolweni Primary School’s Principal Nandipha Majobina said: “We have recently had a few burglaries at the school and all the copper pipes in the bathrooms were stolen. We plan to replace the stolen copper pipes with plastic pipes, paint the classrooms and fix the roof.”

All eight schools received vouchers from Cashbuild, totaling R96 000.  Marking the occasion, 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, Mgidlana Ziyanda from Vuselela 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:

Mtwazi Combined School

R12 000  
  Gold Award - Zenamile Zikhali    
  Silver Award - Luyanda Khumalo  
  Bronze Award - Yamukelani Mngomezulu   

Ubombo Primary School      

R12 000
  Gold Award - Samkelo Zikhali      
  Silver Award - Ntuthuko Macwele  
  Bronze Award - Palesa Myeni                   

Obani Primary School                 

R12 000
  Gold Award - Nzuzo Myeni  
  Silver Award - Lungelo Nyaweni  
  Bronze Award - Mayor Nyawo  

Mkuze Primary School   

R12 000
  Gold Award - Sphephelo Mthethwa                  
  Silver Award - Nqobile Gumede  
  Bronze Award - Mpilwenhle Myeni  

Mgabadeli Primary School       

R12 000
  Gold Award - Velenkosi Msibi  
  Silver Award - Thandokuhle Mthabela  
  Bronze Award - Ntuthuko Zulu  

Vulamehlo Primary School                

R12 000
  Gold Award - Sboniso Zungu                  
  Silver Award - Philane Nkambule  
  Bronze Award - Sindisiwe Mngomezulu  

Inkuthazelo Primary School              

R12 000
  Gold Award - Sphesihle Mkhabela     
  Silver Award - Nkululeko Mngomezulu         
  Bronze Award - Lungile Hlelile Ntshangase  

VMhlekazi Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Mthobisi Mtshali          
  Silver Award - Nzuzenhle Nyawo  
  Bronze Award - Sbusiso Malinga  

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 regionís most needy schools.

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