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.

Renovations all round for Northam schools

A fresh coat of paint, burglar bars and new floor tiles are just a few of the things that primary schools in Northam have planned after the schools’ entry into the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. Mamodimokwana, Mokgalwana, Mantserre and Northam Primary School and four other lucky Northam primary schools have all received a building materials voucher worth R12 000 at the Cashbuild Northam store opening ceremony on 19 September 2013.

Mamodimokwana Primary School’s Principal Lucas Moselakgomo was very thankful. He said: “The voucher came at the right time. We have been planning to renovate the school by painting inside and outside of the school as well doing general maintenance. This way, we can show the community that Cashbuild has given back to them and their children.” David Senoelo from Mokgalwana Primary School said: “We have recently had terrible break-ins at the school and lost most of our sporting equipment. We would like to secure five classrooms with burglar bars and prevent criminal elements from entering into the school again.” Other winning schools like Mantserre Primary School and Northam Primary School plan to tile classrooms and upgrade the school roof. At the official Cashbuild Northam store opening ceremony on 19 September, when the building materials 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, Orapeleng Molefe from Mokgalwana 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:

Sefikile Primary School


Serole Phillip Ofentse – Gold


Thabiso Longwe – Silver


Molemi Kamogelo – Bronze


Matlametlo Primary School


Motswakhumo Bongani – Gold


Thapelo Malatsi – Silver


Tshepiso Menzi – Bronze


Mamodimokwana Primary School

  Lesego Nyathe – Gold  

Kgaugelo Ramokoka – Silver


Kubyane Time – Bronze


Mantserre Primary School


Omphile Modibana Piet – Gold


Namane Keitumetse – Silver


Masego Sithole – Bronze


Krause Primary School


Keamogetswe Lekome – Gold


Omphemetse Mataboge – Silver


Kedibone Mahlatlole – Bronze


Northam Primary School


Omolemo Makete – Gold


Onkarabile Motloba – Silver


Koketso Kwenaite – Bronze


Mokgalwana Primary School


Thebe Katlego – Gold


Maema Vivian – Silver


Tshukudu Lawrence – Bronze


Modimong Primary School   


Enock Buys – Gold


Matsabu Thabiso – Silver


Mphako Pholoso – Bronze


Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched in 2001, Cashbuild has helped more than 870 schools with over R9-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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