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Team Ambe’s Angels On the Move

Team Ambe’s Angels On the Move

And they’re off! The Annual Lacing Up for Freedom Walkathon will be held ONE MONTH from today in Ridgewood, NJ! All funds raised by Good Shepherd Academy’s team, Ambe’s Angels, will go to build our new and much-needed Girl’s Dormitory at Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, Cameroon! To date we have raised $6,080 towards our huge goal of raising $15,000… read more

Fighting poverty: Parishioner shares West Africa mission project

Fighting poverty: Parishioner shares West Africa mission project

PALM BEACH, FL — By Eleanor Roy, Daily News Staff Writer • Children in Cameroon are lucky if they get an education at all, let alone one that extends beyond the fifth grade. For those fortunate enough to enroll in school, many end up walking more than 10 miles along dangerous routes to get there. Overcrowded classrooms with inadequate resources… read more

Pike County Courier

Pike County Courier

MILFORD, PA — Jonathan Langberg is looking for donations of musical instruments for a band program at The Good Shepherd Academy, a school located in Bafut, Cameroon. Volunteers will collect the donations at the Pike County Public Library, 119 East Harford St., in Milford from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, to collect the donations. Jonathan is a… read more

Our Cup Runneth Over!

Our Cup Runneth Over!

Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, NJ recently announced that it has chosen Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon as its international outreach focus for 2017. They write: “In her December sermon, the Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz spoke passionately about Good Shepherd Academy, founded by Sister Jane Mankaa who also founded Good Shepherd Orphanage. Calvary and it’s parishioners have a long history… read more

Recipient of an Alleluia Grant from the Diocese of Newark

Recipient of an Alleluia Grant from the Diocese of Newark

In addition, we are honored to once again receive an Alleluia Grant from the Diocese of Newark, as well as an Outreach Grant from Christ Church in Short Hills, NJ. They are joining hands to name the Religion Classroom, which is already built. Partnerships work! Partnerships educate a new generation of Cameroonian children! read more

Please join us in welcoming…

Please join us in welcoming…

Jim Jones of Bedminster, New Jersey to our Board of Directors. Jim is the CEO of Penford Group LLC, a multi-disciplinary commercial real estate development and construction firm. Penford specializes in the revitalization of brownfield sites and has been involved in some of New Jersey’s largest industrial redevelopment projects where jobs were successfully created in disadvantaged urban areas. We are… read more

Good Shepherd Academy Students Thank American Donors With Song, Dance, and Speeches

Good Shepherd Academy Students Thank American Donors With Song, Dance, and Speeches

I will never forget the morning of November 5, 2016. The sun shone brightly on a 95-degree day in the hills of Bafut, Cameroon. Blue canopies, five-hundred folding chairs, blue and yellow streamers, paper lanterns, balloons, flowers and a vibrant sound system were all in place as the Cameroonian, American, and GSA flags waved proudly overhead. Religious leaders arrived first,… read more

Returning to Cameroon: Building Bright Futures

Returning to Cameroon: Building Bright Futures

It was my third trip to Bamenda, Cameroon, the first in four years, and I immediately noticed a disturbing difference. In a chaotic mix there were vendors packed 3-deep on every square inch of roadside, motorcycles carrying no less than 3 people, dust and dirt everywhere, and chock-a-block people milling about with no place to go.   The road we… read more

Pike County Courier

Pike County Courier

Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation in Milford is creating educational opportunities for co-ed secondary/high school students in Cameroon, West Africa, in partnership with a grassroots Cameroonian nonprofit.   The new bilingual coed residential school, which opened on Sept. 12 to 350 African students, aims to create economic sustainability, protect AIDS orphans and other children from human trafficking and other exploitation,… read more

The General Theological Seminary

The General Theological Seminary

NEW YORK, NY / GOLBAL — By Jonathan Silver • The Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz, Class of 1993, is delighted to announce the opening of Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, Cameroon, West Africa, on September 12, 2016. As many in the community are aware, Geitz has been at work for several years to create an education program facilitating the dreams… read more

Channel 13 Northeast PA

Channel 13 Northeast PA

“There are thousands of eager students wanting to get an education without a school to go to,” says Elizabeth Geitz, “and that’s where we came in.” Geitz continues by explaining that, “when the school is completed it will have three science labs, a computer lab, a library, a dining hall, soccer field” and more. Learn more about the Academy campus read more

Classes Begin at Good Shepherd Academy!

Classes Begin at Good Shepherd Academy!

It was a bright, sunny African morning when the gates of Good Shepherd Academy opened to receive the inaugural class of coed students. Children ages 11 and 12 arrived on Friday, September 9th to settle into their new dormitory, complete with handmade wooden bunk beds, wardrobes, and joy of joy — indoor showers and toilets! In they came from the… read more

Record Breaking Fundraising Event

Record Breaking Fundraising Event

Imagining Tomorrow’s annual Sporting Clays Classic, held on September 10th, at Hudson Farm in Andover, NJ was a great success with experienced and novice clay shooters joining in a fun competition between new friends and old timers.   Many thanks to our dedicated Sponsors, and to Team Captains Charlie Bridges, Michael Geitz, Joe Mignon, Alice Preuinger, John Ross, and Pam… read more

2016 Cameroon Professional Society Distinguished Annual Congress in Houston, Texas

2016 Cameroon Professional Society Distinguished Annual Congress in Houston, Texas

Elizabeth Geitz is an Episcopal priest and canon, newspaper columnist, award-winning author, and Board Chair at the Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation. With a focus on spirituality and justice issues, her writings speak to people of passion who want to make a difference in the world. Elizabeth’s latest book, I Am That Child: Changing Hearts and Changing the World, chronicles… read more