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.


Art from the hearts of Thohoyandou schools

Learners from eight schools in the Thohoyandou area can now look forward to learning in an improved environment after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. Mahwasane, Risana and Dzwerani Primary School are three of the eight schools that each received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 29 November 2013 at the Cashbuild Thohoyandou Store Opening Ceremony. Mahwasane Primary School’s Principal AA Tshamano was delighted with the news of his school’s win. She said: “We are so excited about this voucher because it is going to change the image of the school. The school’s entrance was not very welcoming and we would like to change that. We would also like to renovate the classrooms, repair the windows as well as the doors.”

Principal C Makhubele from Risana Primary School said: “We would like to carry out very necessary maintenance at the school. We plan to replace the worn out flooring and paint the inside and outside of the school.” Dzwerani Primary School’s Principal NA Tsanwani said: “We would love to paint the school for our learners, fix the doors and the broken windows to ensure learners are safe.”

At the official Cashbuild Thohoyandou store opening ceremony on 29 November, 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, Munzhedzi Pfunzo from Tshiluvhi 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:

Tshiluvhi Primary School

R12 000  

Muvhango Nzumbululo – Gold


Fhumulani Makumbane – Silver


Khodani Mushavhanamadi – Bronze


Mahwasane Primary School

R12 000

Gudani Ramahala – Gold


Tshikoro Ndivhuho - Silver


Mafhali Madembe – Bronze


Fulufhelu Special School

R12 000
  Manthakhana Nditshini – Gold  

Sharon Netshivhodza – Silver


Todani Munzhedzi – Bronze


Tshivhambe Primary School

R12 000

Rhulani Baloyi – Gold


Mandavha Mutshidzi – Silver


Ondwela Mashapha – Bronze


Risana Primary School

R12 000

Windy Nobela – Gold


Nkhesani Mashisani – Silver


Mhlahla Baloyi   – Bronze


Dzwerani Primary School

R12 000

Mushe Tshikulumela – Gold


Ramaru Ramavha – Silver


Percy Tzedu – Bronze


Levubu Primary School

R12 000

Nicole Fourie – Gold


Kian Marais – Silver


Anza Mufamadi – Bronze


Luvhalani Primary School

R12 000
  Bologo Ntanganedzeni – Gold  
  Neluvhalani Mutshekwa – Silver  
  Phophi Nemutandani – 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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