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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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

R12,000  
 

Ntuthuko Mbuyazi – Gold

 
 

Lindelwe Shawe – Silver

 
 

Thandolwethu Nkosi – Bronze

 

Bhekuzulu Public School

R12,000
 

Mxolisi Khumalo – Gold

 
 

Kwanele Simelane – Silver

 
 

Mfanelo Nene – Bronze

 

Silindekahle Primary School 

R12,000
  Sfundo Shabalala – Gold  
 

Simphiwe Dlamini – Silver

 
 

Nkosikhona Xulu – Bronze

 

Hlobane Primary School

R12,000
 

Melusi Mathula – Gold

 
 

Mlando Modise – Silver

 
 

Ndumiso Ngubeni – Bronze

 

Thakazela Public Primary School  

R12,000
 

Bhekithemba Mazibuko – Gold

 
 

Thabiso Bangani – Silver

 
 

Phiwayinkosi Mbeze   – Bronze

 

Goqo Primary School

R12,000
 

Minenhle Lushaba – Gold

 
 

Ayanda Mhlungu – Silver

 
 

Mduduzi Mthethwa – Bronze

 

Nardini Convent School      

R12,000
 

Mohammad Kader   – Gold

 
 

Noxolo Kunene – Silver

 
 

Ayanda Mnyandu – Bronze

 

Hluma Intermediate School 

R12,000
  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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