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.


Schools get help from Art-at-heart

Two kitchens, new flooring and general maintenance are just a few of the things that Reitemogetse, Gamasego, Rearata Primary schools in Kuruman have planned after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition.  On 8th August 2013, eight winning Kuruman schools each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000 at the Cashbuild Kuruman Store Opening Ceremony.     
Reitemogetse Primary School’s Principal, A Tauwyane said: “We are currently setting up open fires outside of the school to cook for our learners. We would like to use our building voucher to build a new kitchen.”

Rearata Primary School’s Principal, B.H Lehlabaphiri added: “We have potholes in the classrooms and the classroom walls are crumbling. We are going to plaster the classroom walls and buy cement to fix the floors.”

“Our school uses a corrugated iron shack to cook meals for learners”, explained Gamasego Primary School’s Principal, O.D Moroke “Over the years, it has become too small to accommodate all the learners and this is why we would like to extend the kitchen.”                
At the official Cashbuild Kuruman store opening ceremony on 8 August, 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, Tshepo Sechudi from Maruping 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:

Badihile Primary School      


Gae Mokgasi – Gold


Mogolegeng Isago – Silver


Moncho Ntebogeng – Bronze

Kudumane Primary School R12,000

Gontle Mmoseng – Gold


Kgakololo Sibase – Silver


Retshepileone Ramongalo – Bronze


Ncwelengwe Primary School 

  Tshepo Mohule– Gold  

Jeremia Gaohetese – Silver


Nonofo Sebeela – Bronze


Reitemogetse Primary School


Goitsemobimo Davids – Gold


Daniel Davids – Silver


Keaobaka Mothelesi– Bronze


Tshimologo Primary School


Boikanyo Molatlhegi – Gold


Kelebogile Gasenamore– Silver


Lesego Brink – Bronze

Letsamaile Primary School R12,000

Nico Moeng – Gold


Mahlakoane Pitohosho – Silver


Ellens Molobela – Bronze

Green Light Primary School R12,000

Vutivi Makhubele – Gold


Adrian Ndubane – Silver


Shane Manyike – Bronze

Maruping Primary School R12,000

Oneile Motlhoki – Gold


Mosimanegape Monnahume– Silver


Kehologile Bonolo – Bronze

Gamasego Primary School R12,000
  Junior Ditlhase – Gold  
  Marta Boikago – Silver  
  Oletile Lekgwa – Bronze  
Rearata Primary School R12,000
  Palesa Mompati – Gold  
  Tumisang Matshogo – Silver  
  Pholoso Mmereki – 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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