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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.
18 07, 2015

Water Fight!

There are few things that send our kids joyfully screaming and running like a good water-fight, and this week they had a great one! With around ten thousand water-balloons it was all out warfare on

13 07, 2015

To God and Google

Some days you just want to say thanks, thanks to God, thanks to Google... If you have been to our website in the past you might have noticed a few big changes over the weekend.

13 07, 2015

Update on the first floor

Here's a quick update for those who are following the construction of our school. The construction has continued to go well. All major work on the first floor is now completed; the only remaining jobs

11 07, 2015


If you have never experienced a monsoon let us begin this weeks newsletter by describing what one is like. After the peak of our summer torrential rains are pushed northward from the Pacific Ocean to

20 06, 2015

The Power Of The Sun

We are super excited to announce that our solar power systems that we have purchased as a part of our Orphan Power campaign are now operational. Each hostel has been fitted with an independent 1KVA

16 06, 2015

School Extension Progress

It's been a while since we updated on the progress of our Primary School Extension. Work has continued on well in spite of constant temperatures near 43 degrees Celsius (110 degrees F). The first floor

31 05, 2015

Summer Games 2015 is here!

Now in its second year, the Summer Games are a 40-day extravaganza for the kids here. As part of their summer holiday, we create games, trips, and experiences, all wrapped in a team competition, like

21 05, 2015

Mission Nepal: Distribution

The distribution went really well. We teamed up with a local church where we were able to store the packages. People in need from all over the Bhaktapur area were called and by 5:00pm we

20 05, 2015

Mission Nepal: Rubble

We spent some time walking through Bhaktapur, one of the worst damaged areas in Kathamandu and home to over 100,000 people; most of it's residents live well below the poverty line. Buildings in Bhaktapur go

19 05, 2015

Mission Nepal: The long road

A quick dirty update on our trip into Nepal. We left the mission with our bus loaded and a small car for support at around 11am. Our school children, local SDM and SO from the

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