Upgrades for Schools in Mtubatuba

Eight schools in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, were the lucky winners of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. The schools each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000 to use for any repairs or improvements needed for their school buildings or grounds. The vouchers were handed out to all the schools at the Art-at-Heart ceremony at the refurbished Cashbuild Mtubatuba store on the 29th of March 2023. The children from the selected schools entertained everyone with singing, cultural dancing, and theatrical performances during the ceremony.

Uphaphasi Primary School and Amandlesizwe Primary School were just two of the eight schools that each received a Cashbuild building material voucher.

Uphaphasi Primary School’s Principal, Mr NT Ncube said: “This building materials voucher will be used to upgrade the building. We would also like to do some maintenance to the grade 2c class, which has cracks in the walls and in need of some windows.”

The Principal of Amandlesizwe Primary School, Mr MSC Mthethwa said: “Thank you Cashbuild for giving back to our community. This voucher will be used to secure the current infrastructure. The roof and some walls have been damaged due to recent rains, broken windows and doors can also be replaced.”

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 Machibini 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. Siyathuthuka Primary School
  2. Nqiwaneni Primary School
  3. Mnotho Primary School
  4. Zitike Primary School
  5. Kingdom Christian College
  6. Machibini Primary School
  7. Uphaphasi Primary School
  8. Amandlesizwe 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

Lana Martens
lana@wiredcommunications.co.za