Upgrades for Eight Bochum Schools

4 December 2023:  Cashbuild has given eight schools in Bochum a total of R120 000 in building material vouchers to help them upgrade their premises.  The eight schools in Bochum, Limpopo, were the lucky winners of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. Each school received a Cashbuild building materials voucher, to the value of R15 000, that they will use to improve the learners’ environments. The vouchers were handed out to all the schools at the Art-at-Heart ceremony at the refurbished Cashbuild Bochum store on the 30th of November 2023. The children from the winning schools entertained everyone with singing, cultural dancing, and theatrical performances during the ceremony.

Maphetsa Primary School and Nthlodumela Primary School are two of the eight schools that each received a Cashbuild building material voucher.

Maphetsa Primary School’s Principal, Mr. Charles Malope said: “We are so delighted. Thank you, Cashbuild, for this prize. With this voucher we want to replace the floor tiles in the kitchen where we prepare the meals for our learners and, with any remaining credit, we would also to like to paint the walls.”

The Deputy Principal of Nthlodumela Primary School, Mr. Noko Mankga said: “The school’s main focus this year is to tile all the classroom floors where there are holes as this is unsafe for our students.”

The Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition entails learners from each school to submit their best artwork to Cashbuild. This artwork is displayed at the ceremony and remains on display in the Cashbuild store for the next six 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, and the overall winner of the artwork competition, was awarded to a learner from Maphetsa Primary School           . This award was announced on the day and the winning learner received a backpack with stationery and a trophy. The winner was also given the honour of officially opening the new store.

The schools that benefitted from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations were:

  1. Maphetsa Primary School          
  2. Nthlodumela Primary School
  3. Masealele Primary School
  4. Helene Franz Special School
  5. Bothanang Primary School
  6. Thobja Phineas Seakamela Primary School
  7. Kgotloana Primary School
  8. Mapotla Primary School

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 22 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 3 900 schools in Southern Africa with over R50-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.

For more information, please contact Wired Communications

Gail Makin gail@wiredcommunications.co.za