IMPROVING THE STANDARDS OF ERMELO SCHOOLS

Paving, painting and uplifting the standards of the school classrooms are some of the changes that will be made at eight Ermelo schools that entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. At the Cashbuild Ermelo Store Opening Ceremony held on 20 March 2015 each school received a Cashbuild building materials voucher worth R15 000. Mphephethe Primary School, Alex Benjamin Combined School and New Ermelo Primary Schools are just three of the eight lucky schools that received a R15 000 voucher for building material at Cashbuild.

Alex Benjamin Combined School’s Principal Sakhile Mokoena said that they are honoured Cashbuild is assisting them as disadvantaged communities and that they will forever be grateful. New Ermelo Primary School’s Principal Vusumzi Msibi also said that they will use the voucher to improve their kitchen conditions and to expand their storeroom.

At the official Cashbuild Ermelo Store Opening Ceremony held on 20 March 2015, the learners entertained everyone with singing, cultural dances and theatrical performances while Cashbuild building material vouchers totaling R120 000 were presented to all eight schools.

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 overall winner, Hlengani Chauke from Mphephethe Primary School. 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:

BASHELE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gold Award        Sanele Mashinini

Silver Award       Nobuhle Khumalo

Bronze Award   Bongumusa Makgatho

MPHEPHETHE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gold Award        Nkululeko Sibande

Silver Award       Mbali Nkosi

Bronze Award   Bongani Nkosi

PHUMULA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gold Award        Ntokoza Mbuyisa

Silver Award       Ntombenhle Shongwe

Bronze Award   Thulani Nhlabathi

 

QAMBEKILE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gold Award        Ntlakanipho Ngomane

Silver Award       Welcome Gama

Bronze Award   Mxolisi Thwala

NEW ERMELO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gold Award        Londiwe Mohlala

Silver Award       Buhle Shabangu

Bronze Award   Mbali Nkosi

UMSEBE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gold Award        Maureen Khoza

Silver Award       Mqondisi Nkosi

Bronze Award   Phethile Thabethe

ALEX BENJAMIN COMBINED SCHOOL

Gold Award        Kabelo Mtsweni

Silver Award       Siyabonga Mashiloane

Bronze Award   Tebogo Mofokeng

 ARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 Gold Award       Carla van Rooyen

 Silver Award      Zinhle Zwane

 Bronze Award  IBK Oduntan

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 13 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 1 700 schools in Southern Africa with over R20-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 on 021 464 1144
Elize Engle
Elize@www.wiredcommunications.co.za