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.


Schools luck changes with Art-at-Heart

Art-at-HeartVandalism and regular burglaries have caused many Rocklands schools to take precaution against thieves in the community. This is why Lesedi, Kgato, Daluxolo Primary School are planning to beef up security and improve their schools after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. On the 1st of August 2013, each of the eight winning schools received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000 at the Cashbuild Rocklands Store Opening Ceremony.

Lesedi Primary School’s Principal M.N Litjamela was very grateful to Cashbuild. He said: “There are so many things we can do with our voucher. A few of these are fixing broken window panes, replacing the window handles and toilet pipes with plastic substitutes after the brass and copper were stolen by burglars. We also plan to connect pipes to the kitchen so that we have access to clean water and can dispose of dirty water.”

Kgato Primary School’s Principal L.A Sesele said: “We plan to use our Cashbuild voucher to pave the school ground and to buy new doors and burglar bars to secure the computer lab after it had been broken into.” Principal N.M Boleme from Daluxolo Primary School said: “Our school’s assembly area is extremely muddy and our learners are having trouble walking around it. We would like to pave the assembly area and build a type of carport over it to protect learners when the weather is bad.” At the official Cashbuild Rocklands store opening ceremony on 1st of August, when the building material 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, Lonwabo Masiza from Daluxolo 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:

Lesedi Primary School

R12 000  
  Gold Award - Itumeleng Monokoane  
  Silver Award - Joel Khutho  
  Bronze Award - Karabo Molotswane  

Grassland Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Kekeletso Lenkoo  
  Silver Award - Choma Fetsela  
  Bronze Award - Papi Rantheti         

Tsholohelo Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Joseph Nonqo  
  Silver Award - Sechaba Nkanyane  
  Bronze Award - Rikkels Tsholofelo  

Kgato Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Molatlou Sebina           
  Silver Award - Mpho Seleho  
  Bronze Award - Lebohang Thibeletsa  

Mabeoana Intermediate School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Mjojo Boitumelo  
  Silver Award - Phalatse Thami  
  Bronze Award - Motlatsi Chere  

Morafe Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Lemohang Mosithela          
  Silver Award - Tisetso Ronyele  
  Bronze Award - Kefentse Charles  

Tebelelo Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Molefi Kgauhelo  
  Silver Award - Kamogelo Moloisane   
  Bronze Award - Mabope Poloko  

Daluxolo Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Lonwabo Masiza   
  Silver Award - Mpumelelo Adoons  
  Bronze Award - Khanyiso Manyana  

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched twelve years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 1 500 schools in Southern Africa with over R16-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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