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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Mabopane gets R96 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

Eight schools in the Mabopane have been given a great start to the school year because they have won the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. They received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 each when the Cashbuild Mabopane Store officially opened on 2 February 2011.

Three of the five schools - St Joseph’s Khulani, Itseng and Selelo Primary School - entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition hoping they might be able to improve conditions at the schools for their learners. One school needs a library; another is battling with soil erosion and the third school has classrooms without roofs.

The Principal of St Joseph’s Khulani Primary School, Mr. Mable Dibetle said: “We entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition because we desperately want a library to not only store the books but also to give the learners access to the books. We also want to build five classrooms and a computer lab for the learners if we can. This voucher will help us tremendously.”

Itseng Primary School Principle, Joseph Sape exclaims: “I am so happy! We finally have the means to add roofs to two of our classrooms. This will complete the structure and then we can teach in these rooms.”

Selelo Primary School Principal, Mr. Madumetja Molekoa adds: “With this voucher we plan to pave the school yard, so that we don’t have to spend so much time raking the school ground. Paving will help alleviate soil erosion that takes place whenever it rains. We are so grateful and thank Cashbuild for making this possible.”

The total donation of building materials to the value of R96 000 was presented to the eight schools at the Cashbuild Mabopane Store Opening Ceremony on 2 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 Mabopane 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 - Stephans Sithole from Siamisang Primary received a R500 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:
St Joseph’s Khulani Primary School R12,000  
 

Gold Award- Simon Masilela

 
 

Silver Award- Norman Mashinini

 
 

Bronze Award- Zephenia Moyo

 
Itseng Primary School R12,000
 

Gold Award- Busisiwe Jiane

 
 

Silver Award- Onalenna Mokoena

 
 

Bronze Award- Suzan Shivambo

 
Mahlwareng Primary School R12,000
  Gold Award- Thabiso Motaung  
 

Silver Award- Bonolo Mokoma

 
 

Bronze Award- Garnet Jaca

 
Selelo Primary School R12,000
 

Gold Award- Elias Sethole

 
 

Silver Award- Kgatliso Mqulwan

 
 

Bronze Award- Tshiamo Ramaleba

 
Kopa Dilalelo Primary School R12,000
 

Gold Award- Koketso Molokomme

 
 

Silver Award- Katlego Mosupye

 
 

Bronze Award- Letlhogonolo Modise

 
Manamelong Primary School R12,000
 

Gold Award- Rudolph Nkosi

 
 

Silver Award- Shadrack Chauke

 
 

Bronze Award- David Mokwena

 
Siamisang Primary School R12,000
 

Gold Award- Lucky Kekana

 
 

Silver Award- Thabo Ncube

 
 

Bronze Award- Mhlanga Prosper

 
Dikgakologo Primary School R12,000
 

Gold Award- Abel Mkhabela

 
 

Silver Award- Cecilia Gee

 
 

Bronze Award- Knothatso Mojapel

 
 


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 national Cashbuild initiative whereby donations are made to some of the country’s most needy schools.


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