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Laying a Sure Foundation

Laying a Sure Foundation

After three years of hard work and the generous support of people like you, the foundation of Good Shepherd Academy is being laid on 12 acres of prime land in Bafut, Cameroon. Three Cameroonian construction firms placed their bids and patiently waited. Oliver Fon Soh, owner of Sage Construction in Bamenda, was awarded the contract and oh how excited he… read more

Providing Access to Quality Education

Providing Access to Quality Education

The firm recently caught up with Brenda Ruello. Recruited to Heidrick & Struggles by Gerry Roche, Brenda was the first woman in Search for the firm and had an impressive 18 years with Heidrick & Struggles saying, “I had a wonderful career and I’m very proud of the accomplishments and opportunities I enjoyed. While her time at the firm was… read more

GSA Awarded Grant

GSA Awarded Grant

This Outreach Grant will be used to fund half of the cost of a generator for the Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon. The Academy when finished will be a co-ed secondary/high school for up to 400 students most of whom will come from the affiliated Good Shepherd orphanage.  View the recipient list >> read more

2015 Alleluia Fund Grants

2015 Alleluia Fund Grants

Last night, the Episcopal Diocese of Newark Council ratified the Alleluia Fund grant board’s recommendation to award a total of $171,000 in grants to 38 programs. Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation was a recipient! This year, 33 of the programs provide practical, hands-on support to our neighbors in northern New Jersey and five offer support internationally. While key areas of… read more

Tendering, Winning and Saving!

Tendering, Winning and Saving!

The tendering process is underway for Phase I construction of Good Shepherd Academy. Three Cameroonian construction firms are submitting bids on July 10th to our missionary architect, Poul Bertelsen of MSAADA Architects. MSAADA has built over 750 schools, hospitals, and churches in developing nations over the last 30 years and we are indeed fortunate to be working with them. Stay… read more

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

On May 16th Durga Tree International is hosting Lacing Up for Freedom, a 5-mile walk in Ridgewood, NJ to raise funds to eradicate human trafficking around the globe. Watch Highlights from our 2014 Walk. Then join or pledge to support us this year!   Our GoodShepherdSLF Team, Ambe’s Angels, will be walking to raise funds to build Good Shepherd Academy… read more

Not One But Two Hundred!

Not One But Two Hundred!

Not One But Twelve! “Give a person a fish, they’ll eat for a day; teach them how to fish, and they’ll eat for a lifetime.” Many tried and true maxims have survived the ages. This is one. Many of us believe it, live by it, and even make our giving decisions based upon it. But what about those individuals who… read more

A Different “New” Year

A Different “New” Year

Happy New Year! This familiar phrase means different things to different people. It might mean, “Let’s celebrate the coming of a clean slate, a new year on which to write the story of our lives!” Or if that’s too heavy for you, perhaps it means, “Let’s recover from last night’s party and get ready to party in 2015!” Or, “Let’s… read more

2014 Alleluia Fund for Outreach grant recipients

2014 Alleluia Fund for Outreach grant recipients

On December 10, Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark ratified the Alleluia Fund grant board’s recommendation to award grants to 27 congregation-based or -affiliated programs and stress a greater allocation towards food and shelter ministries. This diverse set of grantees includes community kitchens and food pantries working to address hunger in our towns and neighborhoods; shelters working with… read more

The Best Gifts Can’t Be Wrapped

The Best Gifts Can’t Be Wrapped

Celebrate and Educate! With Gifts to Friends and Loved Ones for Future Students at Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon, West Africa Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for a loved one, friend, or colleague? Give the gift that lasts a lifetime to warm the heart of that special someone, while changing the life of a child in Cameroon. The response… read more

Change Is In the Air!

Change Is In the Air!

“Christian, our son from Good Shepherd, was chosen to be trained for the Cameroon National Football Team. Keep on moving mountains Good Shepherd!” – Sister Jane Mankaa, Founder of the Good Shepherd Home for Children, Cameroon Christian is seen above shaking hands with the Cameroonian Minister of Sports. Change is in the air and good things are happening! As fall… read more

Tears of Joy

Tears of Joy

“Woooooo! I am overjoyed at what I am seeing! The children are in bed but I want to go and get them up. I don’t think I will be able to sleep this night. My dear, the plans for Good Shepherd Academy are GREAT. I have no words to express what I am seeing…God bless you. God bless all of… read more

Making It Happen

Making It Happen

The sun was shining brightly and a slight breeze was blowing, as almost 100 actual and virtual walkers gathered on May 17th for the much-anticipated Walk With Ambe to raise funds to help build Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, Cameroon. One step at a time, we are MAKING IT HAPPEN TOGETHER as the walk generated over $40,000 in donations. We… read more