Accommodation

    Ghost Mountain Inn

    Many of the supplies on the needs list, such as classroom furniture, can be purchased locally, and they are not expensive. If you would like to buy the items locally contact us at safari@ghostmountaininn.co.za

    Project #1

    The Mtwazi Combined School educates over 1200 learners from ages 4 through16 years old. The Rutherfoord family and Mtwazi Combined School go back to the 50’s when Roy Rutherfoord helped build the original Mtwazi School, a couple of years before building the Ghost Mountain Inn in 1962.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers,and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Classroom Furniture:
    Chairs and Desks

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Zulu) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet and Math

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) World Maps

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

    Music Instruments:
    Maracas, Tambourines, and Triangles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators,and Staplers

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap and Sanitary Napkins

    Project #2

    We are excited to announce the start of a new partnership with one of our area schools, Tshaneni Junior School. Although lacking in basic needs such as water, toilets and basic learning aids, both teachers and students are enthusiastic about education and future possibilities. The school is on the way to Mkuze, situated up in the mountains with beautiful views. A visit can be planned to interact with students and teachers or alternatively one can also plan to help with teaching and assist with projects.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Zulu) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet and Math

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) World Maps

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (English) Hesperian Health Guides

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

    Music Instruments:
    Maracas, Tambourines, and Triangles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Whistles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 6, 2020

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.