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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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A Green Light for Good Shepherd Academy

October 27, 2020

The day has dawned! The day is here! We have been given the Green Light to re-open Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, Cameroon! On September 24th, “A Communique for Back to School 2020/2021” was circulated in Cameroon stating, “If our children do not go to school, they will not know how to read and write…

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Clean Water Project to Combat COVID-19 in Bafut, Cameroon

May 8, 2020

  For the past two months, we have all watched with horror as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged our country. Cities with extensive public and private health care systems were quickly overwhelmed and much needed protective gear and testing kits are still in short supply. We all did what little we could to help by…

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A Good Shepherd Rises to the Occasion

March 22, 2020

Your Good Shepherd Family is thinking of you; we wish to express our deep concern for you and your loved ones. These are among the most difficult times many of us have ever faced. The COVID-19 virus has unsettled our lives in ways we could not have imagined just a few weeks ago, and some…

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Good Shepherd Preparatory School Report

March 21, 2020

By Ndomenga Dickson, BS in Accounting, Assistant to Sister Jane Mankaa Good Shepherd Preparatory School opened its doors on 11/24/2019 in the midst of the Anglophone crises in Cameroon. It was established with the aim of preparing the secondary/high school children of Good Shepherd Home in Bamenda for Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, which is…

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We wish you a Merry Christmas

December 1, 2019

“We wish you a Merry Christmas” by Good Shepherd Prep students and younger siblings. Enjoy the drumming in the middle! This is the time of year when our inboxes are filled with requests for charitable giving. With so many worthy requests it can be difficult to set priorities. But we all want to make the…

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Good Shepherd Preparatory School Opens

November 1, 2019

There are times when I am startled by God’s plans—delightfully startled. As the Good Shepherd SLF Board has prayed and worked tirelessly to reopen Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, Cameroon, current ongoing violence continues to stand in our way. Slowly, carefully and with God’s help, an alternative plan has taken shape and blossomed. With vision…

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An Unforgettable Experience

August 21, 2019

“It’s an experience I will always remember,” shared entering Good Shepherd Academy student, Ndensi Louisa. Louisa, along with six other Good Shepherd Home students, was in the capitol of Yaoundé last week to attend an event hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Barlerin. She was chosen to sit at the ambassador’s table, what…

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