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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

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

Scout shares music passion with African kids

Scout shares music passion with African kids

SHOHOLA — Children in an impoverished African country will make their own music soon. Jonathan Langberg, a student at Delaware Valley High School and a member of Shohola Boy Scout Troop 76 who has a passion for music, collected 33 band instruments that will be shipped to the Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon in West Africa for his Eagle Scout… 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