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.


Vryburg School Principals have plans


Better sanitation facilities, a lunch garden and extended classrooms are a few of the improvements wanted by school principals in the Vryburg Central area. Molemoeng, Kismet and Voorbereiding Skool Vryburg are three of the eight schools that each received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 23 May 2013 at the Cashbuild Vryburg Central Store Opening Ceremony.
Principal KF Mahura from Molemoeng Primary School was delighted with the news of her school’s winnings. She said: “We’ve got a big problem at the school. We were in urgent need of funds to build a new toilet block because the current block is falling apart. We would also like to tile all the classrooms.”

Principal C Jameson from Kismet Combined School said: “We are planning on building a lunch area for the learners and will have to purchase garden tables and chairs.”

Principal Noël Venter from Voorbereiding Skool Vryburg said: “This year we have had more pre-primary registrations than the school could accommodate. The school has now run out of space for learners’ role play and creative activities and we would like to extend one of the two current classrooms.”

At the official Cashbuild Vryburg Central store opening ceremony on 23 May, 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, Mannetjie Majoro from Thuto Lesedi 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:

Dryharts Primary School

R12 000  
  Gold Award - Outlwile Moalusi     
  Silver Award - Oratile Leepile  
  Bronze Award - Boitshoko Bonokwane   

Thuto Lesedi Primary School      

R12 000
  Gold Award - Keneilwe Mahonono      
  Silver Award - Tshidiso Makape  
  Bronze Award - Sandile Mafuba                   

Colinda Primary School                  

R12 000
  Gold Award - Kaylee van Rooyen  
  Silver Award - Kgopotso Bareki  
  Bronze Award - Patricia Palela   

Moeti Primary School   

R12 000
  Gold Award - Thato Maruping                  
  Silver Award - Amantle Mtshali  
  Bronze Award - Sthembiso Inkom  

Molemoeng Primary School       

R12 000
  Gold Award - Diketso Mokwena  
  Silver Award - Rifilwe Itumeleng  
  Bronze Award - Tshepiso Rapuleng  

Mokgosi Primary School                

R12 000
  Gold Award - Arthur Lepodisi                   
  Silver Award - Mkeamogetse Botsheleng  
  Bronze Award - Mokapilo Oratile  

Kismet Combined School              

R12 000
  Gold Award - Gosego Setae     
  Silver Award - Muhammed Cassim         
  Bronze Award - Amatullah Fayers  

Voorbereiding Skool Vryburg

R12 000
  Gold Award - Oaratwa Molaolwa          
  Silver Award - Tshwaro Baitlhoi  
  Bronze Award - Menagze Langeveldt  

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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