Transformational education changes adolescent lives in Cameroon forever.
We work in partnership to construct and establish Good Shepherd Academy, a residential bi-lingual coed secondary/high school in Cameroon that prepares young people for university and/or living wage employment. By supporting our partnership based on faith, mutuality, and transparency YOU can break the cycle of poverty in Cameroon, West Africa by providing access to quality bi-lingual education in a secondary/high school setting.
Good Shepherd SLF and GSAA provide full tuition to twenty percent of Academy students, with the orphans of Good Shepherd Home in Cameroon receiving first priority. The Academy is subsidized with the proceeds from sustainable farming, blending educational, poverty reduction, and food security missions. Students work hard to learn the three R’s in the classroom and to master sustainable organic agriculture on the school’s vegetable, fish, pig, and chicken farms.
In September 2013, the United Nations launched the Global Education First Initiative, focused on secondary school education. Why? Because they know the difference a secondary education makes in developing nations:
- YOU can help reestablish normality for traumatized children
- YOU can open doors to the job market
- YOU can Improve maternal health and environmental solutions
- YOU can promote tolerance, mutual understanding, cultural heritage and the arts.
“Investing in education is the most cost effective way to drive economic development, improve skills and opportunities for young women and men, to unlock progress on all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and to prevent conflict and sustain peace.”
– United Nations Secretay-General António Guterres on the UN Global Education First Initiative