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Improvements for schools in city, surrounds

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Eight schools in Polokwane and surrounds are the winners of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and are expected to each receive a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000 at the Cashbuild Polokwane Store opening ceremony on 18 May.
The winning vouchers will allow the schools to undertake vital maintenance work to improve the facilities for the learners. The schools that will benefit from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations are Pemps Primary, Pemps Grade R, Mapudithomo Primary, Ikageleng Makobe Primary, Feke Primary, Mapangula Primary, Good Hope Primary and Samaritan Orphanage.
Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 15 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 2 500 schools in Southern Africa with over R29 million worth of building materials.
At the official Cashbuild Polokwane Central Store opening ceremony, when the building material vouchers totaling R120 000 will be presented to all eight schools, the children will entertain 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 six years.
Artwork will be judged and three winners from each school will be named. Winners will receive Cashbuild Art-at-Heart gold, silver and bronze certificates for first, second and third place respectively. The Manager’s Choice award will also be presented to the overall winner of the artwork competition. This award will be announced on the day and the winner will receive a stationery pack and a glass trophy. The winner also officially opens the store.
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.
New manager at the refurbished Polokwane store, Phillip Masekwameng and his assistant manager, Johannes Segwale are looking forward to welcoming customers to Cashbuild Polokwane.