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
Chairs and Desks
(English and Zulu) Dictionaries
(English) Alphabet and Math
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) World Maps
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Maracas, Tambourines, and Triangles
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators,and Staplers
Bars of Soap and Sanitary Napkins
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.