Schools to upgrade after win

2016-08-24 06:00
THE traditional dance group of the Primary School Kgoledi Ya Manka at the ceremony.

THE traditional dance group of the Primary School Kgoledi Ya Manka at the ceremony.

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QWAQWA. – Three schools from the Qwaqwa area are looking forward to upgrading their school grounds and facilities with their winnings from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition.

The primary schools of Letsha Le Maduke, Tsheseng and Mojatsohle were just three of the eight schools that each received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R15 000 at the recent Cashbuild Qwaqwa Setsing store opening ceremony.

Mbongwa Sithathu, the principal of the Primary School Tsheseng, said Cashbuild must keep up the good work.

Cashbuild is changing the lives of people in the community and their school will never be the same again, he said.

They would like to celebrate by getting new garden equipment, paint and material for paving.

Ntsoaki Letsoenyo, the principal of the Primary School Mojatsohle, added that they were happy and proud that Cashbuild is giving back to the community.

“We are going to paint the school’s roof and pave the yard to get rid of mud and dust,” Letsoenyo said.

During the ceremony, the building material vouchers to the value of R120 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.

These artworks were displayed at the ceremony and will remain on display in the Cashbuild store for the next six years.

The artworks were judged and three winners from each school were named.

Winners received Cashbuild Art-at-Heart gold, silver and bronze certificates.

The manager’s choice award was also presented to the overall winner, Freedom Makiso, from the Primary School Letsha Le Maduke.

The winner received a stationery pack and a glass trophy.

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 15 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 2 300 schools in Southern Africa with over R29 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 South African Cashbuild initiative whereby donations are made to some of the region’s most under privileged schools.

The schools and children that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations were:

Primary School Letsha Le Maduke

Gold award: Semela Siphiwe

Silver award: Jabulani Mo­tloung

Bronze award: Mthandeki Skhosana

Primary School Tsheseng

Gold award: Franco Tsotetsi

Silver award: Moferefere Mokoena

Bronze award: Karabo Mtika

Primary School Mojatsohle

Gold award: Matshidiso Maduna

Silver award: Tumi Monyatso

Bronze award: Ntsuba Paleo

Primary School Kgoledi Ya Manka

Gold award: Angelo Tshabalala

Silver award: Xoli Mokgatla

Bronze award: Mavuso Chabalala

Public School Sekgothadi

Gold award: Teboho Mofokeng

Silver award: Sechaba Mofokeng

Bronze award: Jacob Mofokeng

Primary School Kgopjane

Gold award: Palesa Kalane

Silver award: Tlhokomela Khene

Bronze award: Kamohelo Ntsala

Primary School Ed-U-College

Gold award: David Molefe

Silver award: Nnani Mofokeng

Bronze award: Jeremia Vubu

Primary School Matsikeng

Gold award: Tseko Xaba

Silver award: Matlala Mokoena

Bronze award: Dimakatso Moko-kolisa

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