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

Several communities in the rural outskirts throughout South Africa and some townships endure excruciating circumstances due to lack of large-scale public systems, services and facilities that are necessary for economic success. Problems often include inadequate power and water supplies, lack of public transport and access to telecommunications, badly maintained roads and substandard schooling facilities.

Seile Primary School in Taung is one of the schools that have felt the effects of these obstacles in recent years. The school’s premises houses just eight flushing toilet systems for over 560 learners and the facility is generally run down. Thanks to a generous donation by consumer champion, Cashbuild, however, the school will now be able to build four long drop toilet facilities. Seile Primary entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and is one of eight lucky schools in the Taung area that each received a R12 000 Cashbuild building materials voucher courtesy of Cashbuild as a result of their entry.

Seile Primary School Principal, Mrs Segakolodi Kunene explained: “Although we have eight toilets, this is simply not enough for 560 learners so long drops are necessary to alleviate pressure on the current system. In cases where the school runs out of water, which is quite normal at our school, the installation of the long drops will help us avoid situations where we have to resort to asking home owners within our community if the learners may use their toilet, as you can imagine, this has been hugely embarrassing.”

“We are very grateful to Cashbuild for the donation, as we will now be able to create a hygienic learner friendly environment” added Mrs Kunene

The donation of building material to the value of R96 000 were presented by Cashbuild to the eight schools at the Taung store opening ceremony on 13th May 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. The artwork was displayed at the Taung opening ceremony, and will remain on display for the next five years.

The best artwork from the eight schools was judged and three winners from each school were named. The winning children received a Cashbuild Art-at-Heart gold, silver and bronze certificate 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 – Mpheng Boineelo - Seile 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:

Marope Primary School R12,000  
 

Gold – Boikanyo Itumeleng

 
 

Silver – Itumeleng Leeto

 
 

Bronze – Tshiamo Moepeng

 
Maranatha Primary School R12,000
 

Gold – Mokgothu Tuelo

 
 

Silver – Moreki Katlego

 
 

Bronze – Galorakwe Kelebogile

 
Lesang Kasienyane Primary School R12,000
  Gold – Thato Ndinisa  
 

Silver – Tiisetso Motlale

 
 

Bronze – Penyo Kgosiemang

 
Baisitse Primary School R12,000
 

Gold – Sithibang Ophemetse

 
 

Silver – Kabelo Holong

 
 

Bronze – Keitantsemang Bampitile

 
Tshipo Mangwegape Primary School R12,000
 

Gold – Rentse Keboeletse

 
 

Silver – Rebaone Kuduntwane

 
 

Bronze – Keitumetse Luanga

 
Seile Primary School R12,000
 

Gold – Neo Mbonyana

 
 

Silver – Maphango Matong

 
 

Bronze – Mohalalelo Thabang

 
Rabodigelo Primary School R12,000
 

Gold – Kagiso Tlotlego Donald

 
 

Silver – Mpho Lepholletsa

 
 

Bronze – Poloko Rapakwana

 
St Paul`s Primary School R12,000
 

Gold – Mokalake Tshepang

 
 

Silver – Gaboratioanwe Thameng

 
 

Bronze – Molefe Kabo

 
 

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched in 2001, Cashbuild has helped more than 1000 schools with over R10.5-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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