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.


Creative learners gives Vryheid schools a fighting chance

Goqo and Hluma Intermediate School are two of the eight schools in Vryheid that will each receive much needed assistance. These schools, along with five others each received Cashbuild building materials to the value of R12 000 and were presented with their vouchers on 31 October 2013 at the Cashbuild Vryheid Store Opening Ceremony.

Principal TP Nkosi from Goqo Primary School expressed her deepest thanks and appreciation to Cashbuild. She said: We can finally paint our old and run down school inside and out. This is a blessing. Our learners can now proudly tell people which school they attend.”

Hluma intermediate school’s Principal MT Mthethwa said: “The school is located in a previously disadvantaged area and the building materials voucher will benefit the whole community. We have 50 learners without a proper classroom and building a new one is high on our list of priorities. We are going to buy bricks and cement, and start fresh in the New Year.”

At the official Cashbuild Vryheid store opening ceremony on 31 October, 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, Ntuthuko Mbuyazi from Lakeside Park 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:

Lakeside Park Primary School


Ntuthuko Mbuyazi – Gold


Lindelwe Shawe – Silver


Thandolwethu Nkosi – Bronze


Bhekuzulu Public School


Mxolisi Khumalo – Gold


Kwanele Simelane – Silver


Mfanelo Nene – Bronze


Silindekahle Primary School 

  Sfundo Shabalala – Gold  

Simphiwe Dlamini – Silver


Nkosikhona Xulu – Bronze


Hlobane Primary School


Melusi Mathula – Gold


Mlando Modise – Silver


Ndumiso Ngubeni – Bronze


Thakazela Public Primary School  


Bhekithemba Mazibuko – Gold


Thabiso Bangani – Silver


Phiwayinkosi Mbeze   – Bronze


Goqo Primary School


Minenhle Lushaba – Gold


Ayanda Mhlungu – Silver


Mduduzi Mthethwa – Bronze


Nardini Convent School      


Mohammad Kader   – Gold


Noxolo Kunene – Silver


Ayanda Mnyandu – Bronze


Hluma Intermediate School 

  Sanele Mhlongo  – Gold  
  Mncedisi Mthembu – Silver  
  Bongekile Khumalo – 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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