Welcome to the official website of our orphanage, The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission. We are a farm based orphanage home for destitute children of North India and Nepal. The GSAM is located 350kms to the East of Delhi on the border of Nepal. There are approximately 100 orphan children on the mission. The GSAM is a fully non-profit orphanage run by the Shipway Family that relies on donations and support from volunteers and workers to keep changing the lives of hundreds of Indian children. For information on how you can volunteer or donate to our orphans / mission please take a look at the rest of our website. Volunteering information can be found in the volunteer section.
The mission is largely run on a communal basis with many of the staff working as volunteers, without pay but the mission helps to meet their needs by providing food and supplies. There are also workers who do work for a salary, though it is very minimal. The whole "family" consists of about 220 people. The mission loves to have volunteer workers to help out, more information can be found the in volunteering sections of our site.
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Our mustard crop that we planted in front of the school is now in full bloom giving a great look to the new school from the highway. We will harvest this mustard in a few weeks to be used for cooking oil. Until then we are left with this fantastic view!
After several months of being closed we are now accepting Volunteer Applications for 2014-2015. At this stage we are only accepting applications for short term volunteer (maximum 2 weeks). If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who might be take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions and our Visitors Agreement in the menu above. Applications can be made online through our website.