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.  


A Library for Tshemedi Primary

Tshemedi Primary will soon have a library, bringing a wealth of information to the community of Sebokeng. Bookshelves will be incorporated within the classrooms to create a start up library for the school. It has long been a dream of many of the teachers at the school to have better access to academic material for their students, particularly those who cannot afford the luxury.

This exciting project will soon come into being as the school recently won R12 000 worth of building materials thanks to Cashbuild. Tshemedi Primary was one of eight schools in Sebokeng that received R12 000 worth of building material after entering the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition.

The library will not only empower the children in the school; it will also encourage the community to enrich their minds through books. Tshemedi Primary School principle Mrs. Maria Ntobaki explains: “We have 15 classrooms and there are many different grades sharing the books, so we also encourage all the children to share their books with other learners.”

The total donation of building materials to the value of R96 000 was presented to the eight winning schools at the Sebokeng store opening ceremony on 27 October 2010. At the opening, the school children showed their appreciation by entertaining everyone with cultural dances, theatrical performances and traditional singing.

Learners from each school submitted their best artwork to Cashbuild. This artwork was displayed at the Sebokeng opening ceremony, and will remain on display 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 – Sipho Selai from Tshitso Primary School received a R500 stationery voucher and a glass trophy.

At the store opening event there was a lucky draw and one lucky school walked away with a solar geyser and free installation. This prize could ensure that the winning school has hot water regardless of the lack of resources within their community.

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

• Tjhaba - Tsatsi Primary R12,000

Gold Award - Thabang Mohoje


Silver Award - Thabo Kenneth Mogwaza


Bronze Award - Moeti Moses

• Tshitso Primary R12,000

Gold Award - Senokoane Siphiwe


Silver Award - Thabang Mphai


Bronze Award - Lebohang Nhlapo

• Modishi Lekashu Primary R12,000

Gold Award - Mofokeng Nthabiseng


Silver Award - Sibusiso Tshabalala


Bronze Award - Katlego Seoka

• Tshemedi Primary R12,000

Gold Award - Molefe Moeketsi


Silver Award - Patrick Nameka


Bronze Award - Thami Lemekhaya

• Motlotlo Primary R12,000

Gold Award - Felleng Monyane


Silver Award - Katlego Dube


Bronze Award - Rebecca Skosana

• Qhoweng primary R12,000

Gold Award - Paleso Molefe


Silver Award - Ronnie Molefe


Bronze Award - Mabake Abram Hlahane


• Tshediso Primary

  Gold Award - Tanki Hlongwane  
  Silver Award - Thato Matlaletsa  
  Bronze Award - Lindiwe Miya  
• Makgethe Primary R12,000
  Gold Award - Selina Mahlatsi  
  Silver Award - Lucky Makhetha  
  Bronze Award - Daddy Tlake  

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. 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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