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


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.


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

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

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of May 20, 2019

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.