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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Sterkspruit schools get lucky with Art-at-Heart competition

There are many factors that affect a child’s ability to learn and one of them is the environment in which they are taught. For learners at eight Sterkspruit schools, their environment will soon be improved. On 13 March 2014, each of these schools received a R12 000 Cashbuild building materials voucher at the Cashbuild Sterkspruit Store Opening Ceremony. Tienbank Senior Primary School’s Principal L.T Simelane was excited to hear that their learners’ artwork had paid off. She said: “We would like to build new toilets at the school because we do not have enough toilets to accommodate all our learners. We would also like to use our voucher to paint the classrooms, tile the classroom floors and repair the school’s windows and doors.”

Principal R.N Gwabini from Ekuzoleni Senior Primary School said: “When it rains, the learners struggle to walk on the muddy paths to get to their classes. The school would like to use our R12 000 to pave the school ground before winter arrives.”

Nomzamo Junior Secondary School’s Principal T.F Snater said: “We are planning to repair the school’s broken toilets, paint the outside of the school, repair the school’s roof and tile the newly built classrooms.”

At the official Cashbuild Sterkspruit store opening ceremony on 13 March, 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 overall winner, Lekhula Karabelo from Sterkspruit Community 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:

Sterkspruit Community School

R12,000  
 

Lekhula Karabelo – Gold

 
 

Anelitha Maqolo – Silver

 
 

Asavela Menaniso – Bronze

 

Ekuzoleni Senior Primary School

R12,000
 

Ishmael Rabebe – Gold

 
 

Vuyani Rabebe – Silver

 
 

Sonwabile Maswabi – Bronze

 

Nomzamo Junior Secondary School

R12,000
  Simthembile Matomela – Gold  
 

Lindelani Mhaka – Silver

 
 

Luyolo Ngongodo – Bronze

 

Mokhesi Junior Secondary School

R12,000
 

Andile Maqhosha – Gold

 
 

Ayanda Sabisa – Silver

 
 

Rebokile Ramakhala – Bronze

 

Makhetha Senior Primary School

R12,000
 

Siphesihle Mbobo   – Gold

 
 

Zuko Scwebi – Silver

 
 

Thato Khehle – Bronze

 

Thabalesoba Junior Secondary School

R12,000
 

Zimkhitha Mchabasa – Gold

 
 

Sandisizwe Myeti – Silver

 
 

Motshoeneng Kutloano– Bronze

 

Tapoleng Junior Secondary

R12,000
 

Sihle Hali – Gold

 
 

Babalwa Singiselo – Silver

 
 

Xakeka Bonke – Bronze

 
Tienbank Senior Primary School R12,000
 

Sitha Matsepe – Gold

 
 

Sinethemba Tsepang – Silver

 
 

Khwezi Taitai  – 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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