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.


Colourful renovations for Art-at-Heart winners

Brand new classrooms, doors, ceilings and a splash of colour on the classroom walls are just a few of the things that Mtimande, Blaaubotch, Sikhona Primary School in Theku Plaza have planned after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. On the 26 July 2013, each of the eight winning schools received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000 at the Cashbuild Theku Plaza Store Opening Ceremony.

Mtimande Primary School’s Principal Ben Masango was happy to hear the news of his school’s win: “The classrooms at the school are overcrowded and because of this problem, we are planning to build brand new classrooms for our learners.” Principal FLZ Nkabinde from Blaaubotch Primary School said: “We are planning to replace the school’s old doors, floors and paint the classroom walls.”

Principal JP Mdhluli from Sikhona Primary School said: “First, we would like to paint the inside and the outside of our school. If we can, we would also like to replace the verandas, ceiling and book shelves with new ones.” At the official Cashbuild Theku Plaza store opening ceremony on 26 July, 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 lucky winner, Nhlanhla Zwane from V.S. Zulu Primary 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:

V.S Zulu Primary School

R12 000  
  Gold Award - Zamani Maphosa  
  Silver Award - Fundimpilo Mncwango  
  Bronze Award - Bonginkosi Khumalo  

Annadale Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Celimpilo Sibisi  
  Silver Award - Thulani Kubheka  
  Bronze Award - Nkosingiphile Mtshali  

Mtimande Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Siyethemba Mdlalose  
  Silver Award - Njabulo Ndlovu  
  Bronze Award - Siphesihle Thwala  

Sizakancane Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Siyabonga Mtshali      
  Silver Award - Bonga Mwelase  
  Bronze Award - Siceluthando Myeza  

Blaaubotch Primary School  

R12 000
  Gold Award - Sakhile Radebe  
  Silver Award - Syanda Zitha  
  Bronze Award - Thandeka Mdluli  

Sikhona Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Bandile Thembane       
  Silver Award - Thulane Mashane  
  Bronze Award - Nkanyiso Nhlapho  

Ntendeka Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award - Cebolozakha Khanyile  
  Silver Award - Minenhle Mkhize  
  Bronze Award - Ndumiso Ntanda  

Sisizakele Primary School   

R12 000
  Gold Award - Bongani Madonsela  
  Silver Award - Andile Mncube  
  Bronze Award - Simphiwe Radebe  

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched twelve years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 1 500 schools in Southern Africa with over R16-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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