Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 17 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 3000 schools in Southern Africa with over R38-million worth of building materials.



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ART IS AT THE HEART OF SCHOOLS IN PORT ELIZABETH

Eight schools in Njoli, Port Elizabeth, were the lucky winners of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. The schools each won a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000. These vouchers were handed out at the opening ceremony of the new Cashbuild Njoli Square store on the 7th of November 2018. Some of the schools plan to upgrade bathrooms, paint classrooms and do general repairs around their school with their vouchers.

Ilitha Primary School, Aaron Gqadu Primary School and Daniels Public Primary School are three of the eight lucky schools that each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000.

Ms Kepe, the principal of Aaron Gqadu Primary School, could not thank Cashbuild enough for selecting her school. "Our school is a constant target for vandals, who always take the lights in the bathrooms, they break windows, break plumbing and create a mess. The children are too afraid to go into the bathrooms, so even though there is much to do at our school, the toilets for the foundation learners is first priority. Thank you so much to Cashbuild for this generous donation."

The principal from Ilitha Primary School, Mrs Fundi and her staff, have decided to give the school a brand new coat of paint in the classrooms, she goes on to say how the learners have been asking to have their classrooms repainted and they have just not had the funds to do so. "We are so blessed with our learners and now, because of Cashbuild, we can give something back to them for all their hard work."

Daniels Public Primary School's principal, Mr Nkonki would like to use the voucher to do general repairs at the school. "Our school is in a desperate state but we will use the voucher to repair loose gutters, fix broken window handles and another items around the school. This will make a huge difference to the learners and it is all thanks to Cashbuild."

At the opening ceremony of the new Cashbuild Njoli Square store which took place on the 7th of November 2018, when the building material vouchers totaling R120 000 were handed out to the eight winning 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 six 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 judged and presented to a learner from Mzomtsha Primary School who was the overall winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day and the winning learner received a stationery pack and a glass trophy. The winner was given the honour of officially opening the refurbished store.
 
The schools and children that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations were:

DANIELS PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

MZOMTSHA PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

AARON GQADU PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

SIYAPHAMBILI PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

KAISER NGXWANA PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

ILITHA PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

J.K ZONDI PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

SWARTKOPS PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000


Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 17 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 3 000 schools in Southern Africa with over R38-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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