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Remember Your Favorite Teacher?

September 22, 2022

Remember the way he or she looked, the extra time spent with you, the inspiration you received and perhaps still receive from your memories? Such lifelong remembrances are being created this very day at Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon as our students begin the 2022-23 academic year. “My favorite teacher is Mr. Che Churchill Che,”…

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We’re Best in the Field!

July 6, 2022

On a hot, sunny Cameroonian afternoon Good Shepherd Academy (GSA) students traveled to an away soccer game at neighboring Catholic high school, St. Albert’s Comprehensive. Following a brisk warm-up led by GSA coach, Mr. Suh Peter, the two teams were ready to square off. Following a close game and with the outcome not determined until the final…

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GSA Students Excited About New Agricultural Programs

March 22, 2022

Before a shovel hit the ground or a single brick was laid, Good Shepherd Academy co-founders, the Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz and the late Sister Jane Mankaa, developed the outline for the school they envisioned. Using the model of the Putney School in rural Vermont, GSA would combine academic excellence with real life work experience…

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Increase Your Joy in 2022

January 22, 2022

I hope you had a blessed holiday season filled with memories you will long remember. With the busy-ness behind us, may you find a brief moment to reflect on the intangible gifts you received last year — like the smile or hug of a loved one, the helping hand when you needed it most, or…

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School Opens to New Academic Year of Promise

November 30, 2021

Sister Jane Mankaa envisioned a future for her Good Shepherd Home children, and all Cameroonian children, grounded by a quality secondary education. Her vision continues to thrive this fall on the campus of Good Shepherd Academy. Twenty-nine new students arrived, some with their parents, to join last year’s class on campus. Imagine the excitement! Most…

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Gearing Up for 2021-2022 Academic Year!

July 3, 2021

Good Shepherd SLF and Good Shepherd Academy Association Boards are busy with frequent joint zoom meetings as we discuss plans to continue the legacy of Sister Jane Mankaa at Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, Cameroon. The cooperation of both boards has been outstanding as we move forward together with God’s guidance. Reflecting Our reflection on…

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How Your Donation Makes a Difference

June 29, 2021

Mankaa Ntwisi Akongnwi entered Good Shepherd Academy in the fall of 2020 as a timid, shy young student about to enter Form II. She had been unable to attend school during the four years of Cameroon’s civil conflict. “I was afraid I would be left behind because I had stayed home for so long,” she…

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Sister Jane Mankaa's casket is carried to her final resting place on convent grounds

From Grief to Gratitude

May 24, 2021

Good Shepherd Academy students (far right) pay last respects to GSA Founder, Sister Jane Mankaa, as her casket is carried to her final resting place on convent grounds. Sister Jane Mankaa’s Funeral Hundreds of mourners gathered under tents on the Good Shepherd Home campus as family, religious and many friends paid tribute to the life…

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With a heavy heart we remember Sister Jane Mankaa

April 29, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that the Board of Directors of Good Shepherd SLF, USA and Good Shepherd Academy Association, Bamenda share with you that Sister Jane Mankaa died of cancer on April 1st in Cameroon. At the age of 60, her death was unexpected and we grieve—sometimes together, sometimes alone, but always with…

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2020: Generosity Brings Healing

December 15, 2020

We stand together in unity, and our generosity to others makes us connected with the power to heal. In a year of great uncertainty, we know this to be true. As the early morning sun illuminates its blue and yellow buildings, Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, Cameroon comes alive. Despite the ravages of a civil…

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