Home > News & Events


Durga Tree International

Ramsey nonprofit aims to eradicate human trafficking – April 2014

April 17, 2014

By Catherine Carrera, Staff Writer – Ramsey Suburban News – Over lunch about six months ago, Elizabeth Tiger heard a story about Ambe, an orphan from Bamenda, Cameroon, who at the age of 13 was kidnapped by human traffickers while on a 10-mile walk from home to school. Tiger, co-founder of the borough-based Durga Tree…

Read More

On the Move

April 3, 2014

Happy Spring! And with it comes a big thank you to so many of you who are Making It Happen for the children of Cameroon. Your generosity has enabled GSSLF to undertake a comprehensive water feasibility study in Cameroon on the twelve acres of land purchased to build Good Shepherd Academy. An overflowing supply of…

Read More

Barefoot Prayer, Barefoot Escape

February 19, 2014

They stood in a circle around an altar of stones, built moments before on the newly bulldozed ground – three nuns and an infant, a minister, and a Good Shepherd Home teen. Barefoot, they stood on the rich brown clay of God’s earth, knowing they were on holy ground — for this was a holy…

Read More

Sleeping with Bulldozers

January 30, 2014

“We’ve found it,” Sister Jane Mankaa exclaimed to me jubilantly over the phone last year in March. “We’ve just returned from seeing the perfect piece of property for Good Shepherd Academy. It’s not out in the bush, but close to a main road on a beautiful mountain. You will love it!” Curious as to what…

Read More
walk with Ambe video

Walk with Ambe

January 12, 2014

Host a fundraising Walk-A-Thon, “Walk With Ambe,” in order to raise money to construct Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon, West Africa! We’re here to support you each step of the way!

Read More
Sister Jane, Elizabeth and Brenda

Uncharted Territory

December 11, 2013

It was a hot, sticky summer day in Cameroon in October of 2012. The rainy season was in full swing and the flies were out. Brenda Ruello and I had arrived at Good Shepherd Home for Children in Bamenda, Cameroon to visit with Sister Jane Mankaa and her grass roots team of Cameroonians who were…

Read More
geitz, lamput, and ruello

Making a Difference in the Lives of Orphans

December 14, 2012

Cameroon, West Africa is a country of 20 million so ravaged by the AIDS epidemic that there are an estimated 330,000 orphans in a country where there are no government programs to care for them. In step three women to the rescue: local Episcopal Priest, Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz, of Good Shepherd and St John…

Read More