Eight schools in Lusaka, Zambia, were the lucky winners of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and their prize now allows them to improve school facilities. The schools each won a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of K12,000 which was handed out at the opening ceremony of the new Cashbuild Waterfalls Mall store on the 21st of August 2019.
Kamanga Primary School and Chongwe Primary School were just two of the eight schools that each received a Cashbuild building material voucher.
Mr Syamujaye, the principal of Kamanga Primary School says they will be using the Cashbuild voucher to buy materials to start building shelter for the learners. “The students usually have to stand outside the classrooms between classes so we would like to build shelters for them to wait under. This will especially help during the rainy season.” He also added that they will be using part of the voucher to complete some painting projects around the school which they have already started.
Chongwe Primary School’s principal, Mr Malambo says they are extremely grateful to Cashbuild for the voucher. “We will be using the voucher to complete various little general maintenance projects around the school grounds which includes painting and some upgrading of a few facilities which the learners make use of every day.”
At the opening ceremony of the new Cashbuild Waterfalls Mall store which took place on the 21st August 2019, when the building material vouchers totaling K96 000 were handed out to the eight winning schools, the children entertained everyone with singing, cultural dancing and theatrical performances.
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 was awarded to a learner from Silver Rest Primary School who was the overall winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day and the winning learner received a stationery pack and a trophy. The winner was also given the honour of officially opening the refurbished store.
The schools that benefitted from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations were:
- KAMANGA PRIMARY SCHOOL
- CHONGWE PRIMARY SCHOOL
- MATIPULA PRIMARY SCHOOL
- CHAINDA PRIMARY SCHOOL
- KAPWELYOMBA PRIMARY SCHOOL
- SILVER REST PRIMARY SCHOOL
- NDEKE PRIMARY SCHOOL
- CHAKUNKULA PRIMARY SCHOOL
Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 18 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 3 200 schools in Southern Africa with over R40-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.