Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 19 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 3 500 schools in Southern Africa with over R44-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.


Middelburg gets R96 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

The 80 Grade R learners at Eike Boom Primary School will soon be jolly happy when they are not taught by two teachers in a small and overcrowded classroom; they have been sharing the cramped space for too long. Eike Boom has entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and is one of eight lucky schools that each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000. Eike Boom will use the donation to build an extra classroom.

Eike Boom Primary School Principal, Mrs Agnes Masombuko was thrilled to find out that the school had won the building material voucher from Cashbuild. “The Grade R learners have been learning in extremely cramped conditions, with minimal ventilation, which is not healthy, so this donation could not have come at a better time,” exclaimed Mrs Masombuko.

“I’m also sure that the childrens’ marks will now change positively because they will be able to focus, without the many distractions, which included having two teachers teaching different subjects in the same classroom.” added Mrs Masombuko.

The donation of building material to the value of R96 000 were presented by Cashbuild to the eight schools at the Middelburg store opening ceremony on 18 June 2009. At the opening, the school children showed their appreciation by entertaining everyone with cultural dances, theatrical performances and traditional singing.

Learners from each school submitted their best artwork to Cashbuild. The artwork was displayed at the Middelburg opening ceremony, and will remain on display for the next five years.

Artwork was judged and three winners from each school were named. The winning children received a Cashbuild Art-at-Heart gold, silver and bronze certificate for first, second and third place respectively. The manager’s choice award was also presented to the lucky overall winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day – Mongezi Mahlangu from Mhluzi Primary School received a stationery voucher and a glass trophy.

The schools that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations and the children that received the certificates are:

. Mhluzi Primary School R12,000

Sibusiso Zulu - Gold


Bonginkosi Mtshali - Silver


Thabisile Moretele - Bronze

. Mthombeni Primary School R12,000

Bongani Mgwaba - Gold


Siyabonga Magagula - Silver


Thokozani Maphosa - Bronze

. Batlagae Primary School R12,000

Precious Shabangu - Gold


Amos Marope - Silver


Sipho Mashiyane - Bronze

. Eastdene Combined School R12,000

Lunga Ntuli- Gold


Joel Matladi - Silver


Elizabeth Matladi - Bronze

. Dennesig Primary School R12,000

Gazelle van de Venter - Gold


Siviwe Skhosana - Silver


Marne van Rooyen - Bronze

. Tswenyane Combined School R12,000

Tlou Mpho - Gold


John Ishehla - Silver


Frank Nkosi - Bronze

. Eike Boom Primary School R12,000

Mqiniseli Dube - Gold


Fanana Lukhele - Silver


Stembiso Vilakazi - Bronze

. Mkhulu Combined School R12,000

Tsepho Makeke - Gold


Samson Ntshwane - Silver


Johannes Ndinisa - 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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