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New Life

March 25, 2016

As Easter and Passover approach, we can’t help but reflect on the abundant new life that has emerged because of the transformative cross cultural partnership between Good Shepherd SLF in the US and Good Shepherd Academy Assoc. in Cameroon. A partnership built on mutuality, commitment, love of Cameroonian children, and love of God. New life…

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Rev Carmen Viola

Meet The Rev. Carmen Viola

February 25, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight Rev. Carmen Viola, a deacon in the Episcopal Church, serves as Archdeacon of the Diocese of New Jersey. He wears many hats in this role, but under girding them all is upholding his ordination vow “to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely.” And serve them he…

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Walls to See and Dates to Save!

February 2, 2016

Good walls, great walls are going up in Bafut, Cameroon to build Good Shepherd Academy. Classroom walls within which learning and living, growing and striving will take place. Dormitory walls within which our students will sleep, study, socialize, and shower. Perimeter fence walls to keep our students safe from anyone or anything that might harm…

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Laying a Sure Foundation

January 2, 2016

After three years of hard work and the generous support of people like you, the foundation of Good Shepherd Academy is being laid on 12 acres of prime land in Bafut, Cameroon. Three Cameroonian construction firms placed their bids and patiently waited. Oliver Fon Soh, owner of Sage Construction in Bamenda, was awarded the contract…

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Thank you to our supporters

January 1, 2016

  You have purchased: 17 classroom desks 14 students’ textbooks for the year 15 school uniforms 1 scholarship 10 bunk beds 3 mattresses 7 wardrobes 4 drinking water systems 387 chicks 6 piglets 1 farm implements We could hear Sr. Jane Mankaa and the student’s WOO HOO all the way from Cameroon when we told…

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Brenda Ruello with Babies

Providing Access to Quality Education

December 31, 2015

The firm recently caught up with Brenda Ruello. Recruited to Heidrick & Struggles by Gerry Roche, Brenda was the first woman in Search for the firm and had an impressive 18 years with Heidrick & Struggles saying, “I had a wonderful career and I’m very proud of the accomplishments and opportunities I enjoyed. While her…

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GSA Awarded Grant

December 12, 2015

This Outreach Grant will be used to fund half of the cost of a generator for the Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon. The Academy when finished will be a co-ed secondary/high school for up to 400 students most of whom will come from the affiliated Good Shepherd orphanage.  View the recipient list >>

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Alleluia Fund for Outreach

2015 Alleluia Fund Grants

December 11, 2015

Last night, the Episcopal Diocese of Newark Council ratified the Alleluia Fund grant board’s recommendation to award a total of $171,000 in grants to 38 programs. Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation was a recipient! This year, 33 of the programs provide practical, hands-on support to our neighbors in northern New Jersey and five offer support…

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Tendering, Winning and Saving!

July 15, 2015

The tendering process is underway for Phase I construction of Good Shepherd Academy. Three Cameroonian construction firms are submitting bids on July 10th to our missionary architect, Poul Bertelsen of MSAADA Architects. MSAADA has built over 750 schools, hospitals, and churches in developing nations over the last 30 years and we are indeed fortunate to…

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Walking on Sunshine

April 26, 2015

On May 16th Durga Tree International is hosting Lacing Up for Freedom, a 5-mile walk in Ridgewood, NJ to raise funds to eradicate human trafficking around the globe. Watch Highlights from our 2014 Walk. Then join or pledge to support us this year! Our Good Shepherd SLF Team, Ambe’s Angels, will be walking to raise…

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