THE GOOD SHEPHERD AGRICULTURAL MISSION
In the heart of every child is a hunger for home. Not just for food and a place to sleep, but for safety and community. Most importantly: for love. At the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission, 350kms east of Delhi in the town of Banbasa, we are much more than a home for children from difficult and desperate circumstances.
We are a family, where love guides us all as we grow and expand year after year. Not just a regular children’s home, we are a nearly self-sustaining organization; a working farm, a vibrant school, receiving no government assistance of any kind. Take a look around and if you have any questions just get in contact with us via the menu above!
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We are excited to announce that as of 2019 we are partnering with Global Giving to facilitate donations to our organization; not only do they offer tax-deductibility in the US/UK and a great site to manage/track your contributions they also often match or add bonus amounts to donations.
DECEMBER COVID19 LOCKDOWN UPDATE
We are happy to report that our gates are sealed and all is as well as it can be during this lockdown period. We continue to care, educate, entertain and support our children to the very best of our abilities. Our volunteer program is closed for the indefinite future, as is our school -though our children continue to study at home. We put this video together just to share what a week looks like here on the Mission; we hope it brings a giant smile to your face.
For more than 70 years, with the help of caring individuals worldwide and a lot of hard work, we wake up each day with the same goal: to bring as much love to as many children as possible. It’s not always easy, it comes with a long list of challenges to overcome… but we are doing it! Lives are being changed and stories rewritten. We are excited to have you along for the ride. Take a look at our introduction video for a quick rundown on who we are.
The majority of our work can be divided up into what we call our 5 Pillars. Each one a separate field that supports or lifts up our organization as a whole. At the very core of what we do is our children, everything centers around them and is designed in one way or another to support and lift them up.
Please take some time to sit and browse through the rest of our website, we do our best to update it regularly. There is plenty of information to see that we hope will bring you closer to understanding us, our children, our goals and our dreams. If you are looking for volunteering information or volunteer work with our kids please take a look at our visitors information section.
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!
So take a look around our website; meet the team, see what we do. We would love to get to know you more, learn about how you heard of our organization and also hear any thoughts or ideas that you might have. If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please click the appropriate buttons below. We cannot do this work alone so we’re glad you’re here. Welcome to the family!
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ANNUAL REPORT 2019/20
We have truly had our best year yet. As we look back at the last 12 months we are amazed at the incredible progress, projects and events that we have been blessed to be a part of. We are excited to share our latest report with you, we hope it will help give a glimpse of that work that our donors are supporting.
Read stories of the progress we have made in the last 12 months. We think you will be amazed at what has happened here.
Transparency is important to us. Learn where our money comes from and how we use it to change lives here in India.
Call To Action
See how you can get involved and help us make a difference in the world. Volunteer, donate, fundraise or subscribe to make a change.
Our organization has a rich and varied heritage, started in 1948 our Founding Director, Maxton Strong was given a section of land in the middle of the jungles of North India by the newly established Indian Government. There in the jungle, among wild animals, disease and struggle our organization was born. Over the years as our family and facility grew, so too did the local area; one encouraging and supporting the growth of the other.
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