Diepsloot schools get a helping hand

Schools' representatives hold up cheques from Cash Build.

There were eight schools in Diepsloot that won the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition.

They each received a R15 000 Cashbuild building material voucher at the Cashbuild Diepsloot Store Opening Ceremony recently.

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 16 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 2 700 schools in southern Africa with over R33-million worth of building materials. The schools will use the vouchers for painting, paving, new window handles, fencing and a new classroom.

The Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition entails children 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.

The artwork was judged and three winners from each school were chosen. 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, Mbalenhle Radebe from Diepsloot Primary School No 4.

Diepsloot Primary School No 4, Akani Metmar School and Rabasotho Combined School were three of the eight schools which received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R15 000.

Diepsloot Primary Schools No 4’s principal Johannes Makhafola said, “We are thrilled to have been chosen and so proud of our learners. The vouchers would be used for much-needed paving as the school was originally built on a dump site and is always covered in dust and mud so the paving will make so much difference to the learners.”

Sthiwe Jeke, principal of Akani Metmar School said, “We are delighted and very grateful to Cashbuild to have been chosen for this. Our main priority is to erect fencing around the school grounds to keep learners safe. We would also look at painting the outside of the school to make it as beautiful as our learners which is just another one of the much-needed upgrades we would love to do.”

The principal of Rabasotho Combined School, Joel Sadiki, mentioned, “Our priority at this stage is to build another classroom for our learners and then do as much maintenance as this wonderful donation will allow.”

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

Akani Metmar Primary School:

  • Gold award – Marvelous Nkwe
  • Silver award – Raele Matamela
  • Bronze award – Amos Munyaka

Diepsloot Combined School:

  • Gold award – Mapula Mangena
  • Silver award – Candy Mamabolo
  • Bronze award – Ndumiso Mhlope

Rabasotho Combined School:

  • Gold award – Meso Lemathi
  • Silver award – Bongani Ndlovu
  • Bronze award – Ernesto Mhlanga

Basa Primary School:

  • Gold award – Prudence Nxumalo
  • Silver award – Mqondisi Vundla
  • Bronze award – Samukelo Dlamini

Diepsloot Primary School Number 4:

  • Gold award – Sibusiso Mlauza
  • Silver award – Siphephelo Mdletshe
  • Bronze award – Lona Mpobole

Muzomuhle Primary School:

  • Gold award – Kgotsang Nkogati
  • Silver award – Lerato Mokgobana
  • Bronze award – Vusi Thomas Kabini

Musengavhadzimu Primary School:

  • Gold award – Thabang Mare
  • Silver award – Tebogo Moagi
  • Bronze award – Khalerendwe Mubuahdi

Paradise Bend Primary School:

  • Gold award – Joseph Malatji
  • Silver award – Dimpho Makgoba
  • Bronze award – Donald Tsebenhlane.


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Daniella Potter
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