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.


Port Shepstone gets R96 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

Cashbuild art-at-heart helps upgrade school bathrooms
Dr Balenthran Gounden, headmaster of Marburg Primary School in Port Shepstone, was one of eight principals in the Port Shepstone area celebrating Thursday 16 October 2008. They were beneficiaries of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart campaign, and his school was one of the lucky Port Shepstone schools that received a R12 000 Cashbuild building material voucher.

Dr Gounden will use the donation to revamp the schools’ bathrooms. The donations were presented at Cashbuild’s official store opening which took place on 16 October 2008. The school children showed their appreciation by entertaining everyone with cultural dances, theatrical performances and traditional singing. Children from each of the schools submitted their best artwork to Cashbuild, which was on display at the Port Shepstone store opening, and, more importantly, will be in the Port Shepstone store for the next five years.
The best art work from the eight schools was judged and each school had three winners who each received a Cashbuild Art-at-Heart gold, silver and bronze certificate. The manager’s choice award – the overall winner of the artwork competition - was Ntandoyenkosi Memela from Port Shepstone Primary and this lucky overall learner received a stationary voucher and a glass trophy. The schools that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations, and the gold, silver and bronze winner from each school are:    
Marburg Primary R12,000  
  Nishal Ramdeen – Gold  
  Shayal Nuncoomar – Silver  
  Lwanele Matshoba - Bronze  
Port Shepstone Primary R12,000
  Ngazibini Ndlela – Gold  
  Nobuhle Nyawose – Silver  
  Tanneth Naidoo – Bronze  
R.A Angar Primary R12,000
  Sinovuyo Mdiya - Gold  
  Samuel Thomas - Silver  
  Karosa Moodley – Bronze  
Louisiana Primary R12,000
  Victor Mbanjwa - Gold  
  Nobuhle Ncayiyana - Silver  
  Sandipa Maharaj – Bronze  
Siphakamile Primary R12,000
  Gxabu Nkosiphendule - Gold  
  Mlungisi Mkhize - Silver  
  Lindokuhle Dlungwana – Bronze  
Bashise Primary R12,000
  Ndovela Dixie - Gold  
  Samkelisiwe Mbuthuma - Silver  
  Langa Sokesimbone – Bronze  
Ezwelihle Primary R12,000
  Samkele Buthelezi - Gold  
  Sihle Zulu - Silver  
  Senzo Mbhele – Bronze  
Ohlangeni Primary R12,000
  Sihle Mavundla - Gold  
  Sanele Mfolozi - Silver  
  Musa Ncane - Bronze  

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched in 2001, Cashbuild has helped more than 870 schools with over 9 million rands 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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