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Clean Water Project to Combat COVID-19 in Bafut, Cameroon

Clean Water Project to Combat COVID-19 in Bafut, Cameroon

  For the past two months, we have all watched with horror as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged our country. Cities with extensive public and private health care systems were quickly overwhelmed and much needed protective gear and testing kits are still in short supply. We all did what little we could to help by social distancing and frequent hand… read more

A Good Shepherd Rises to the Occasion

A Good Shepherd Rises to the Occasion

Your Good Shepherd Family is thinking of you; we wish to express our deep concern for you and your loved ones. These are among the most difficult times many of us have ever faced. The COVID-19 virus has unsettled our lives in ways we could not have imagined just a few weeks ago, and some of us have experienced the… read more

Good Shepherd Preparatory School Report

Good Shepherd Preparatory School Report

By Ndomenga Dickson, BS in Accounting, Assistant to Sister Jane Mankaa Good Shepherd Preparatory School opened its doors on 11/24/2019 in the midst of the Anglophone crises in Cameroon. It was established with the aim of preparing the secondary/high school children of Good Shepherd Home in Bamenda for Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, which is currently closed due to heavy… read more

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

“We wish you a Merry Christmas” by Good Shepherd Prep students and younger siblings. Enjoy the drumming in the middle! This is the time of year when our inboxes are filled with requests for charitable giving. With so many worthy requests it can be difficult to set priorities. But we all want to make the world a better place by… read more

Good Shepherd Preparatory School Opens

Good Shepherd Preparatory School Opens

There are times when I am startled by God’s plans—delightfully startled. As the Good Shepherd SLF Board has prayed and worked tirelessly to reopen Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, Cameroon, current ongoing violence continues to stand in our way. Slowly, carefully and with God’s help, an alternative plan has taken shape and blossomed. With vision and fierce determination, Sister Jane… read more

An Unforgettable Experience

An Unforgettable Experience

“It’s an experience I will always remember,” shared entering Good Shepherd Academy student, Ndensi Louisa. Louisa, along with six other Good Shepherd Home students, was in the capitol of Yaoundé last week to attend an event hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Barlerin. She was chosen to sit at the ambassador’s table, what an honor for one of… read more

Thank you, Jim

Thank you, Jim

With the completion of Phase 2 construction, has come the retirement of Jim Jones from the Good Shepherd SLF Board of Directors. As a construction professional, Jim faithfully guided us through the many ins and outs of constructing a school over 5,000 miles away. Thank you Jim, and traveling mercies. We miss you already! read more

Coffee, Anyone? Share in the Goodness. Make an Impact.

Coffee, Anyone? Share in the Goodness. Make an Impact.

Today we are launching a partnership with Moka Origins* to bring Cameroonian grown coffee direct to you. Good Shepherd SLF will receive 20% of the selling price, helping educate the next generation of Cameroonians at Good Shepherd Academy. Moka’s Cameroon coffee creates jobs in Cameroon, plants trees, and helps communities grow. Grown on their own farm in Cameroon, near Good Shepherd Academy… read more

Welcome, Simon

Welcome, Simon

We are delighted to announce the election of Simon S. Awanchiri, PhD to the Board of Governors of GSAA in Cameroon. Dr. Awanchiri has has over 25 years experience in diplomatic service, international trade and finance, microfinance and private sector development, grant management, and electricity supply/deregulation. In addition, he has managed many socio-economic development projects in the ten regions of… read more

Blessed with several grants

Blessed with several grants

We received two church grants at the end of 2018—one from the Alleluia Fund in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and another from Christ Episcopal Church in Short Hills, NJ. Both are to build and name rooms in the just completed Phase 2 construction >>. In addition, several unexpected Family Foundation grants were received. Thank you one and all for… read more

Five-Year Summary Report, 2013-2018

Five-Year Summary Report, 2013-2018

Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation (Good Shepherd SLF) closed its fifth year of operation with a strong cash position in support of our mission to secondary/high school students in Cameroon. Our five year anniversary is cause for celebration, as we are reminded that fully one-third of nonprofits falter or fail in comparable time frames. Read our Five-Year Summary Report with… read more

May the Good Lord Bless You & Enrich You a Thousandfold!

May the Good Lord Bless You & Enrich You a Thousandfold!

“Our new principal, Mr. Joseph Tangye Ambe, was the first to arrive for our Good Shepherd Academy Christmas Outreach. We arranged a motorcycle to pick him up. He gave a very good speech and everyone clapped and clapped. Then I gave a speech and prayer, and Mr. Churchill gave a speech. He burst into tears. 100 people came! We divided… read more

Different year with a different message

Different year with a different message

This is the time of year when we usually share our Good Shepherd Academy Gift Catalog with you as we prepare for this holiday of Giving Thanks. But this is a different year with a different message. President Paul Biya won his 7th seven-year-term as President of Cameroon and was sworn in on November 6, 2018. Since his disputed election,… read more

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

Milford Readers and Writers Festival

Milford Readers and Writers Festival

Elizabeth Geitz discusses the children of Good Shepherd Academy and Good Shepherd Home featured in her book, I Am That Child—Changing Hearts and Changing the World at Milford Readers and Writers Festival. Learn more about the book I Am That Child   I am that child from alankaplanphotography on Vimeo. read more