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.


Orange Farm Central Schools To Get Major Boost

Phahamang Primary will soon be extending its administrative block, Rekgutlile Primary plans to pave a section of the school grounds and Qedilizwe Secondary will do some much needed renovations - and all because they entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition.

Phahamang Primary, Qedilizwe Secondary and Rekgutlile Primary are three of the eight winning schools that received a Cashbuild building materials voucher worth R12 000 when the Cashbuild Orange Farm Central store officially opened its doors on 16 September 2011.

One of the teachers at Phahamang Primary, Aletta Zonda said: “We would like to extend our administrative block so the children from the feeding scheme will have sufficient space and shelter to eat. We also want to get a security gate where the food is stored, to ensure that nothing gets stolen, because security has become a problem recently.”

Principal of Rekgutlile Primary, Morake Mile said they plan to pave the area where the learners from the feeding scheme eat their food. “The learners don't only eat in that area but they also use it as a playground. During the rainy season, it becomes very muddy and slippery as the ground is uneven, making it very dangerous for the learners.”

“Our school is dilapidated and our classrooms need renovations desperately”, said Lebohang Rathebe, a teacher at Qedilizwe Secondary. “This voucher could not have come at a better time, because we have to replace ceilings, floor tiles, chalk boards, windows and window-panes.”

At the official Cashbuild store opening ceremony on 16 September, when the building material vouchers totaling R96 000 were presented to all eight schools, the 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 is displayed at the Orange Farm Central 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. 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 Simon Masango from Lakeside Secondary School received a stationery pack and a glass trophy.

The schools that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations and the children that received the certificates are:

Lakeside Secondary School R12,000  

Erick Mhlongo Gold


Mpesi Popane Silver


Retshedisitswe Mbele Bronze

Phahamang Primary School R12,000

Thulani Mofokeng Gold


Stoaba Sophia Silver


Thabo Mdlalose Bronze

Qedilizwe Secondary School R12,000
  Mothibedi Nyola Gold  

Tshepo Moiloa Silver


Dumisane Mhloshane Bronze

Bakokeng Primary School R12,000

Moeketsi Moshoeledi Gold


Letlhogonolo Sekelo Silver


Sidwell Maphike Bronze

Rekgutlile Primary School R12,000

Teboho Molokomme Gold


Kabelo Mohale Silver


Paballo Maphalala Bronze

Tshepana Primary School R12,000

Tshidi Maleki Gold


Yvonne Zondo Silver


Frederic Nkosi Bronze

Rutasetjhaba Secondary School R12,000

Edison Sithole Gold


Kamohelo Mgidlane Silver


Moeketsi Isaac Miya Bronze

Matiwane Combined School R12,000

Mpilo Thabethe Gold


Hamilton Dimas Silver


Puseletso Buwa Bronze


Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched ten years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 1 200 schools with over R12-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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