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 unwanted Indian orphans.

We are a family, where God’s love guides us all as we grow and expand year after year. Not just an Indian orphanage, 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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Help us to keep making these kids lives special by donating online.

Be a part of the family

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.

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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. Here is a little video that we put together as an update on life here during the lockdown.


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 unwanted 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:

Our Orphanage

Our orphanage is the very heart of what we do, our children inspire us and we hope, as you look around, they will inspire you!

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Our School

To generate income while educating our kids we run a great kindergarten, primary and high school!

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Our Farm

To save costs, feed our big family and generate some funds ourselves, we run a large farm, dairy, fish tanks and more!

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Leprosy Mission

For more than 40 years we have cared for families suffering from leprosy, providing them with food, a home and support.

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Disaster Relief

In times of need we believe we should support each other; be it floods, earthquakes or landslides we are here to help.

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Please take some time to sit and browse through the rest of our orphanages 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 orphans, our goals and our dreams. If you are looking for volunteering information or volunteer work with our orphans please take a look at our visitors information section.


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!

Hear From Our Volunteers

No place affected me more than the GSAM. During my time, I found the children to be beyond adorable, quick to smile and easily pleased. I have no doubt they gave more love to me and my family than we could ever hope to give to them.

John Marshall, USA

Wonderful. Way too short because our visit was not planned; the most memorable part of our first visit to India. Rick ‘warned’ us that the kids would get under our skin, and that’s exactly what happened!

Rosey Barta, Australia

The days spent at the mission will always stay with me for the rest of my life. It’s not the work that we did that really caused the impact, it was the time we spent there, interacting with the kids, the opportunity to bring laughter, joy and smiles.

JJ Tan, Singapore

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