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.


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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