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.


Putijaba gets R96 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

The children at Witsieshoek Primary School in Qwa Qwa will no longer be greeted by broken windows, doors with no handles and empty book shelves each morning. This is because Witsieshoek Primary School entered into the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and is one of eight lucky schools in the Qwa Qwa area to each receive a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12000.

“We are very grateful to Cashbuild for the donation. We will now be able to sleep at night without worrying about waking up to a broken school”. says Mrs Mapaseka Mokoena, Principal of Witsieshoek “The children will also now be safer as we currently don’t have any form of security measures in place”. 

“We plan on installing burglar bars on the windows and fit new doors in all classrooms.” adds Mrs Mokoena.

The total donation of R96 000 worth of building material were presented by Cashbuild at the Qwa Qwa store opening ceremony on the 11th of March 2009 when 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 displayed at the Qwa Qwa store on the day of the opening ceremony, and will be displayed in the store for the next five years.

The best artwork from the eight schools was judged and each school had three winners who received a Cashbuild Art-at-Heart gold, silver and bronze certificate. The manager’s choice award, which is the lucky overall winner of the artwork competition, was announced on the day – Thabo Ntsane from Letshalemaduke received a R500 stationery voucher and a glass trophy.

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

Letshalemaduke Primary R12,000  
Lefu Motaung- Gold  


Raneo Borotho- Silver  


Tsietsi Mofokeng- Bronze  
Makhetheng Primary R12,000


Motsamai Khoza- Gold  


Puleng Mlangeni- Silver  


George Taole - Bronze  
Naka Primary R12,000


Mamello Letsibane - Gold  


Tokelo Mohlabane -Silver  


Thato Motholo -Bronze  
Makeneng Primary R12,000


Katleho Tlamane- Gold  


Mpho Radebe- Silver  


Ntombikaise Maseko -Bronze  
Teboho Primary R12,000


Makhala Motlalentoa - Gold  


Teboho Putswenyane- Silver  


Tieho Mokoena- Bronze  
Ntebohiseng Primary R12,000


Sabata Moleko- Gold  


Kantoro Selepe- Silver  


Shoere Mokoena - Bronze  
Witsieshoek Primary R12,000


Mphatoe Mologadi -Gold  


Lebohang Motloung -Silver  


Tumelo Mohale- Bronze  
Edu- College Primary R12,000


Motapane Mohale-Gold  


Jonathan Walton - Silver  


Tshepo Mosase - 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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