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.


A vegetable garden for Mothibistad

A vegetable garden, a soup kitchen and more classrooms are just a few of the things on the wish list of schools in the Mothibistad area. Bogare, Lareng and A.B. Kolwane Primary School are three of the eight schools that each received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 7 November 2012 at the Cashbuild Mothibistad Store Opening Ceremony.

Bogare Primary School’s Principal KJ Gaeganelwe was pleased to hear that her school had won. She said: “Our school is in a rural area and we are very poor. Now we are able to build a kitchen and fence the school yard to prevent the animals from destroying our seeds.”

Principal Mathe from Lareng Primary School said: “We are so excited about winning the competition. “We are now ready to fix the windows, paint the walls and renovate the outside classroom.”

Principal SS Disipi from A.B. Kolwane Primary School was very happy because winning proved that her learners have potential. “Our school is in dire need of more classrooms. At the moment we have up to 90 learners in a classroom. We would also like to start a garden. We can buy the tools at Cashbuild such as gardening tools, nets and fencing material.”

At the official Cashbuild Mothibistad store opening ceremony on 7 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 lucky winner Boniswa Kgaje from Bogare 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:

Moraladi Primary School

R12 000  
  Gold Award- Botshelo Mochwaro  
  Silver Award- Olorato Tau  
  Bronze Award- Keaobaka Metlhe  

Maikaelelo Intermediate School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Tshepang Bitsang  
  Silver Award- Tiiso Tegele  
  Bronze Award- Lebogang Leshope  

Vlakfontein Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Tshepo Pampoen  
  Silver Award- Keselemogile Ciko  
  Bronze Award- Motshidisi Mosimanyane  

Bogare Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Thato Mmolotsi  
  Silver Award- Phatshimo Dube      
  Bronze Award- Lebang Leeuw  

A.B. Kolwane Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Tlhalefo Tanke  
  Silver Award- Nosfiso Melamu  
  Bronze Award- Lebogang Magano  

T.T. Lekalake Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Lopang Makatong  
  Silver Award- Tiisetso Plaatjie  
  Bronze Award- Matshidiso Hantise  

Segonyana Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Boitshoko Motaung  
  Silver Award- Dimpho Molema  
  Bronze Award- Obakeng Thitane  

Lareng Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Omphile Franse  
  Silver Award- Mosadiotsile Marope  
  Bronze Award- Siamisang Kakudi  

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 region’s most needy schools.

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