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.

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

Standerton Primary School plans to fit wooden flooring in their new school hall, so that the learners can sit comfortably during school assemblies and prize giving ceremonies. Igugulabasha Primary School is building a tuck-shop for the learners which will provide nutritious food and keep learners out of danger – they used to have to go outside the school and cross busy roads before.

Standerton and Igugulabasha primary schools are able to improve their schools because they entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and are two of eight lucky schools in the Standerton area which each received a R12 000 Cashbuild building materials voucher.

“We have just completed our school hall and this donation could not have come at a better time”, said Standerton primary principal, Charles van Vuuren.” We ran out of building materials and budget and could not complete the structure. We are so excited because we will soon have a finished hall that will accommodate all 450 of our learners.  Before, the hall we had could only accommodate 250 learners, which was a big problem for the school”.

Phila Mavuso, Igugulabasha primary school principal said: “We don’t currently have a tuck-shop to cater for the 1106 learners. Because they have to leave the school premises and buy their lunch elsewhere, this has become a major problem. There have been several incidents where learners have been injured by cars.”

 The donation of building materials to the value of R 96 000 were presented by Cashbuild to the eight schools at the Standerton store opening ceremony on 2 December 2009.  At the opening, the school children entertained everyone with singing, cultural dances and theatrical performances.
Learners from each school submitted their best artwork to Cashbuild. The artwork was displayed at the Standerton 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 overall winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day – Sebeko Mxolisi from Lindilanga Primary School received a stationery voucher and a glass trophy.

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

Standerton Primary School R12,000  
 

Deepal Pelser – Gold

 
 

Jaydene Coetzer – Silver

 
 

Unaisah Ebrahim – Bronze

 
Laerskool Standerton R12,000
 

FC van Wyk – Gold

 
 

Aidan Cosslett – Silver

 
 

Martinette Steyn – Bronze

 
Thandeka Primary School R12,000
 

Sicelo Masondo – Gold

 
 

Mfanafuthi Mnisi – Silver

 
 

Mthokozisi Makhubo – Bronze

 
Igugulabasha Primary School R12,000
 

Kwanele Kgasebe – Gold

 
 

Thando Buthelezi – Silver

 
 

Thobile Bantjies – Bronze

 
Laerskool Jeugkrag R12,000
 

Mandisa Mbuyisa – Gold

 
 

Nwabisa Mpande – Silver

 
 

Lethu Maseku – Bronze

 
Leseli Combined School R12,000
 

Kabelo Motaung – Gold

 
 

Sello Sebiloane – Silver

 
 

Tsotetsi Tebello – Bronze

 
Lindilanga Primary School R12,000
 

Tshabalala Bonisile – Gold

 
 

Khumalo Bongane – Silver

 
 

Ncamisile Ndaba – Bronze

 
Laerskool Kalie De Haas R12,000
 

Ian van Wyk – Gold

 
 

Leonie Potgieter – Silver

 
 

Hendrik Oosthuizen – Bronze

 
 

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched in 2001, Cashbuild has helped more than 870 schools with over R9 -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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