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, and promote gender equality. Twenty percent of Academy students will receive a full scholarship. “Education yields a larger impact than any other form of help or aid we can give to improving health, raising income, promoting gender equality, and reducing overall poverty in developing nations,” says Good Shepherd SLF Co-Founder Brenda Ruello. Good Shepherd SLF’s Board of Directors includes Pike County residents Molly Flewharty, Elizabeth Geitz, Brenda Ruello, and Sam Ruello.
The organization has been recognized by Great Nonprofits as a 2016 Top-Rated charitable institution for their efforts in Cameroon. For more information visit goodshepherdslf.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ImaginingTomorrow.org.