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A Prayer, A Principal, and You!

A Prayer, A Principal, and You!

Good Shepherd SLF was created five years ago as a cross-cultural partnership with Good Shepherd Academy Association (GSAA) in Cameroon. Such partnerships with developing nations are challenging for many reasons. When we began this journey together in faith, we knew the road would not be an easy one. We also knew that the difficulties we would encounter along the way… read more

It Only Takes a Spark

It Only Takes a Spark

“I am lighting this fire in the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit on behalf of the Board here in Cameroon, the Board in the USA, and in the name of all our contributors. I officially welcome the teachers and campers, wishing each and every one a wonderful month in this place on… read more

Calvary Centre Celebration Presentation

Calvary Centre Celebration Presentation

Canon Elizabeth Geitz presents the Good Shepherd Academy’s Calvary Centre at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, New Jersey. read more

Raise a Prayer! Raise a Glass!

Raise a Prayer! Raise a Glass!

The first quarter of 2018 finds us looking back and looking ahead. Poul Bertelsen, Principal Architect of MSAADA, has returned from his visit to Good Shepherd Academy and writes, “It was encouraging to evaluate what has been done so far and to visualize what is still to be done. The site is clearly an attractive one; construction is of a… read more

Please join us in welcoming Comfort Mussa

Please join us in welcoming Comfort Mussa

Award-winning journalist, CBM Field Communications Coordinator for West/Central Africa, and founder of Sisterspeak237, Comfort has joined the Good Shepherd Academy Association Board of Governors in Cameroon. With a focus on social justice, women’s rights, and disabilities she brings a new perspective, skills, and energy to our partner board. Read Comfort’s full biography read more

The Spirit of Hollybush Award Recipient

The Spirit of Hollybush Award Recipient

Fifty years ago this month, the Rowan community (then Glassboro State College), along with the Borough of Glassboro, hosted the Hollybush Summit, a two-day meeting between President Lyndon B. Johnson, Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin and their top advisors. Assembling in what was then the college president’s home, the leaders addressed some of the most pressing issues of the day including… read more

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

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

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

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