Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 17 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 2900 schools in Southern Africa with over R36-million worth of building materials.



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CASHBUILD LENDS A HELPING HAND TO EIGHT SCHOOLS IN SIYABUSWA

Eight schools in Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga, were the lucky winners of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. The schools each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000 at the official refurbished Cashbuild store opening ceremony that took place on the 24th of May 2018. General repairs and improved security were some of the upgrades for which the school principals have suggested they will use their Cashbuild vouchers.

Masuku Primary School, Sithabile Primary School and Sibonelo Primary School are three of the eight schools that will each receive a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000.

An overjoyed Ms Tshabangu from Masuku Primary School mentioned that the school is in much need of general repairs: "There are so many little things that are becoming big problems in and around our school and this voucher is going to help fix these problems and make our school look brand new." She went on to say that if there is some extra then they would like to install some teaching aid boards in the classroom for notices for the children and the teachers.

Sithabile Primary School's principal, Mrs Mahlangu, was emotional at the announcement of the school being selected as one of the winners. "We cannot wait to start building an outside shelter that the learners can stand under while they wait to come into the school. This will protect them from the rain and from the sun. We will also use the voucher to repair some of the ceilings in the classrooms that are falling down." She continued by saying that she is just so proud of her learners and this has brought new hope to her and the staff.

Mr Setlau, the principal of Sibonelo Primary School, was also delighted at the news and said: "Our classrooms are a target for vandals and so we will be installing protection around the classroom windows to protect the learning materials in the classrooms. We also hope to be able to paint the roof of the school."

At the official refurbished Cashbuild store opening ceremony that took place on the 24th May 2018, when the building material vouchers totaling R120 000 were handed out to the eight winning 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 six 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 judged and presented to a learner from Masuku Primary School who was the overall winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day and the winner received a stationery pack and a glass trophy. The winner was also given the honour of officially opening the refurbished store.
 
The schools and children that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations were:

MASUKU PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

THEMBEKA PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

SITHABILE PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

KABENZIWA PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

BEKEZELA PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

MAGODONGO PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

SIBONELO PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000

MOHLATSENG PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 15,000


Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 17 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 2 900 schools in Southern Africa with over R36-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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