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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Zamdela schools revamped

It’s no secret that thousands of South Africa schools have fallen prey to cable theft over the past few years. Many of these schools, like Bokantsho, which can barely afford to buy new books now have the added burden of replacing stolen copper wires.

Bokantsho Primary School is one of the eight schools that will each receive a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000 on 16 November 2012 at the Cashbuild Zamdela Store Opening Ceremony.  The school’s Principal, TJ Nkitseng said: “You have made my day; I am on top of the world.” “Now we can finally restore electricity after the cables were stolen.”

Malakabeng Intermediate School’s Principal Nozizwe Thoka said: “This is awesome news.” We are very blessed, especially because we are in dire need of a voucher.” She said that the school can now fix the classroom floors and replace the cracked tiles with new ones. “We would also like to fix the broken toilet pots and paint the school inside and outside.”`
                                    
Credo Primary School’s Deputy Principal KZ Tsotetsi said: “We have so many projects that we can complete. We would like to install water basins in every classroom in order to supervise the learners’ use of water and to try and save water. And, because we do not have a school hall, we would also like to build a shelter in the assembly quad to provide shade for learners.                                     
                  
At the official Cashbuild Zamdela store opening ceremony on 16 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, H Moitheri Mofokeng from Malakabeng Intermediate 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:

Malakabeng Intermediate School

R12 000  
  Gold Award- Tumelo Mofokeng  
  Silver Award- Godfrey Mokoena  
  Bronze Award- Teboho Lekhetho  

Isaac Mhlambi Primary School        

R12 000
  Gold Award- Alakhe Ndluzela  
  Silver Award- Malehlohonolo Molete  
  Bronze Award- Tshepiso Mokoena  

Credo Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Tumelo Seoehla  
  Silver Award- Mamokete Kgoete  
  Bronze Award- Kamohelo Nale  

Theha Setjhaba Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Monyane Nale  
  Silver Award- Lebohang Nemakanga      
  Bronze Award- Bongane Majola  

Bokantsho Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Rethabile Mooi  
  Silver Award- Mamello Thokoane  
  Bronze Award- Lebohang Mosala  

Lehutso Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Steven Ntlahla  
  Silver Award- Lehlohonolo Makume  
  Bronze Award- Tshepo Skhuba  

Tsatsi P School Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Lehana Ndadu  
  Silver Award- Tshepo Mokhethi  
  Bronze Award- Lerato Mosia  

Kopanelang Thutho Primary School

R12 000
  Gold Award- Tumelo Sejake  
  Silver Award- Pule Mputhi  
  Bronze Award- Tsietsi Makhwaba  
   

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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