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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

Meet Our Principals

Meet Our Principals

Good Shepherd SLF is filled to the brim with new life and new ideas as Phase I of Good Shepherd Academy nears completion. With great excitement and a bit of awe we share that we are On Time/On Budget on this $610,000 Phase I Project over 5,500 miles away. We humbly and gratefully thank all who have made this possible,… read more

New Board Member and Board Roles

New Board Member and Board Roles

As Good Shepherd Academy evolves and expands, so too is the Board of Directors of Good Shepherd SLF. For additional information on each Board member, press each of their names above. Or, visit our Board & Leadership Council page.   New Record Team Ambe’s Angels raised a record $13,155 at the Lacing Up for Freedom Walkathon hosted by Durga Tree… read more

Across Sea and History

Across Sea and History

Our partner so close to our hearts across the ocean, Good Shepherd Academy Association chaired by Sr. Jane Mankaa, along with the Board of Directors of Good Shepherd SLF, is busy interviewing final candidates for the positions of Principal and Vice-Principal of Good Shepherd Academy. We invite your prayers as we undertake this significant process of discernment for just the… read more

New Life

New Life

As Easter and Passover approach, we can’t help but reflect on the abundant new life that has emerged because of the transformative cross cultural partnership between Good Shepherd SLF in the US and Good Shepherd Academy Assoc. in Cameroon. A partnership built on mutuality, commitment, love of Cameroonian children, and love of God. New life for our first three scholarship… read more

Meet The Rev. Carmen Viola

Meet The Rev. Carmen Viola

Volunteer Spotlight Rev. Carmen Viola, a deacon in the Episcopal Church, serves as Archdeacon of the Diocese of New Jersey. He wears many hats in this role, but under girding them all is upholding his ordination vow “to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely.” And serve them he does, both at home and… read more

Walls to See and Dates to Save!

Walls to See and Dates to Save!

Good walls, great walls are going up in Bafut, Cameroon to build Good Shepherd Academy. Classroom walls within which learning and living, growing and striving will take place. Dormitory walls within which our students will sleep, study, socialize, and shower. Perimeter fence walls to keep our students safe from anyone or anything that might harm them. And, the walls of… read more