About Clifton

Clifton is the grandson of Maxton D. Strong the founder of The GSAM. In 2004 at 19 years old he moved out from Australia to India with his parents to continue on his grandfathers work. Today he is working as the Deputy Director of the orphanage and the Chairman of the Maxton Strong School. He is married to Priscilla, a former child of the mission and together they have 3 sons.

Winter’s End

A journey we all have been taking is the slow, cold march though winter. Of late we have seen some particularly chilly temperatures, especially in the morning. Caps and warm sweaters help, but really only the approach of summer will finally remove the foggy damp blanket that's been covering us as of late. But

Republic Day 2018

Republic Day is a special day for India. Traditionally, it's a time for schools to hold special programs to honor the Indian Constitution and the country, but this year, the Maxton Strong School went a step beyond. More than 700 students and staff marched the 1km into Banbasa, raising their voices and their hand-made

Christmas 2017

Happy Christmas everyone! We hope that your week has been filled with warmth and love, that you have been able to spend it with loved ones and celebrate the joy of this season. It has been a huge week here on the mission and we can't wait to share with you all the wonder and

Diwali 2017

Like a Roman candle lighting up the night sky, the Diwali festival of lights overshadowed everything here this week. Coming and going in a flash we were surrounded with some amazing love and blessings by some beautiful supporters from around the globe. The Shipway boys playing with sparklers. Kamal lighting a sky

Framing The Roof

In an effort to direct water run off, provide a mounting point for solar panels and deflect much of the suns heat, our new Learning Resource Center will be fitted with a tin roof, similar that the one on our Primary School building. The Primary School roof. The metal frames are welded together

The Mela

Banbasa is the name of our local town and around this time each year the Alliance Club of Banbasa hosts its annual town fair (mela). Thousands of people from the community and surrounding villages flock to the center of town to enjoy rides, watch shows, eat food, play games and participate in the famous charity