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Jim Jones

Thank you, Jim

April 24, 2019

With the completion of Phase 2 construction, has come the retirement of Jim Jones from the Good Shepherd SLF Board of Directors. As a construction professional, Jim faithfully guided us through the many ins and outs of constructing a school over 5,000 miles away. Thank you Jim, and traveling mercies. We miss you already!

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moka impact collage

Coffee, Anyone? Share in the Goodness. Make an Impact.

April 22, 2019

Today we are launching a partnership with Moka Origins* to bring Cameroonian grown coffee direct to you. Good Shepherd SLF will receive 20% of the selling price, helping educate the next generation of Cameroonians at Good Shepherd Academy. Moka’s Cameroon coffee creates jobs in Cameroon, plants trees, and helps communities grow. Grown on their own farm in…

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Dr. Simon S. Awanchiri

Welcome, Simon

April 12, 2019

We are delighted to announce the election of Simon S. Awanchiri, PhD to the Board of Governors of GSAA in Cameroon. Dr. Awanchiri has has over 25 years experience in diplomatic service, international trade and finance, microfinance and private sector development, grant management, and electricity supply/deregulation. In addition, he has managed many socio-economic development projects…

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boys studying

Blessed with several grants

April 12, 2019

We received two church grants at the end of 2018—one from the Alleluia Fund in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and another from Christ Episcopal Church in Short Hills, NJ. Both are to build and name rooms in the just completed Phase 2 construction >>. In addition, several unexpected Family Foundation grants were received. Thank…

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Plantains in front of Academy

Five-Year Summary Report, 2013-2018

March 14, 2019

Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation (Good Shepherd SLF) closed its fifth year of operation with a strong cash position in support of our mission to secondary/high school students in Cameroon. Our five year anniversary is cause for celebration, as we are reminded that fully one-third of nonprofits falter or fail in comparable time frames. Read…

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Thanksgiving 2018

May the Good Lord Bless You & Enrich You a Thousandfold!

December 30, 2018

“Our new principal, Mr. Joseph Tangye Ambe, was the first to arrive for our Good Shepherd Academy Christmas Outreach. We arranged a motorcycle to pick him up. He gave a very good speech and everyone clapped and clapped. Then I gave a speech and prayer, and Mr. Churchill gave a speech. He burst into tears.…

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Sister Jane Good Shepherd Home Dinner

Different year with a different message

November 20, 2018

This is the time of year when we usually share our Good Shepherd Academy Gift Catalog with you as we prepare for this holiday of Giving Thanks. But this is a different year with a different message. President Paul Biya won his 7th seven-year-term as President of Cameroon and was sworn in on November 6,…

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Good Shepherd Campers

A Prayer, A Principal, and You!

September 30, 2018

Good Shepherd SLF was created five years ago as a cross-cultural partnership with Good Shepherd Academy Association (GSAA) in Cameroon. Such partnerships with developing nations are challenging for many reasons. When we began this journey together in faith, we knew the road would not be an easy one. We also knew that the difficulties we…

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Elizabeth Geitz I am That Child interview

Milford Readers and Writers Festival

September 29, 2018

Elizabeth Geitz discusses the children of Good Shepherd Academy and Good Shepherd Home featured in her book, I Am That Child—Changing Hearts and Changing the World at Milford Readers and Writers Festival. Learn more about the book I Am That Child >>   I am that child from alankaplanphotography on Vimeo.

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camp bonfire

It Only Takes a Spark

September 20, 2018

“I am lighting this fire in the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit on behalf of the Board here in Cameroon, the Board in the USA, and in the name of all our contributors. I officially welcome the teachers and campers, wishing each and every one a wonderful…

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