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.

Our Mothers

There is perhaps no word that conjures up more emotion than the word “mother.” No matter what our backgrounds or beginnings, mothers shape our destiny and forge who we will become. In a very real sense, they are our first home. We are all knitted together in our mother’s womb and pushed into this

New Library Open!

Today was a historic day here at the mission. After more than a year of planning, design, fundraising, construction, decorating and cleaning...the Samartha Saxena Memorial Learning Resource Center was officially opened today. Under a blazing Indian sun, with hundreds of parents and students in attendance, with honored guests and longtime friends in town for

National Geographic

It's been an exciting week, where the usual details of Mission life are all but overshadowed by the arrival of a National Geographic Photo Camp team. As an organization that loves great photography, it is an amazing honor to host this group of world class professionals an a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our kids (and staff) to

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

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