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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

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