Our calling is to take initiatives for needy and marginalized
in India and restore them to confident living.

Luke 18:16 is our guide, “Let the little children come to Me,
and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.”

Our History

1989 Dr. Ananthi Jebasingh answers the knock on her door of a begging child. God speaks to her and tells her to feed, teach and love him. One week later the boy returns with 25 children wanting to attend the “school”.
1990 The mission has a humble beginning in a home garage with 100 students.
1991 School grows to hold 600 children in four rooms of a slum toilet complex.
1998 Tourists from the U.S. unexpectedly visited the school and their hearts were changed forever.
2004 FOTGS was incorporated as a U.S. non-profit to fund and grow the school; first Director was hired.
2005 With involvement from U.S. partners, a new, first-rate facility was completed.
2007 Approval granted by the government of India that allows graduates to apply to any college or institution of their choosing.
2008 Fourth school year commenced in the new facility with 850 students.
2011 First graduating class is sent out to pursue college or a career.
2016 12th school year begins with 2000 students enrolled. 350 children graduated to become the change-makers of India.

Dr. Ananthi Jebasingh

Founder and Director of The Good Samaritan Schools

In 1989, she was a Christian homemaker and college professor with a Doctorate in Linguistics in northern India. Like all Indians she saw poverty in the streets everyday of her life. One fateful day, God decided to use her to change hearts of children in a slum of 25,000 people across from her apartment. After teaching more than 100 children from her home, Ananthi received permission to establish a school within the “toilet complex” of the Alakananda slum in 1991. By 1998, she was teaching more than 600 children of all ages within the slum community with the help of 18 volunteer teachers. With a passion for these children, Ananthi manages a staff of over 150 in New Delhi, India. The children and families of the communities call her “Mummy-ji” which in Hindi means “honored mother”.


Our Mission

To open the hearts of India’s children by providing free education and care through the support of committed partners.

Values

Christ-like Compassion, Faith, Education, Connectedness, Transparency

Strategy

Provide free education, nutrition and medical care to the impoverished children of India. Engage partners in relationship with the children through prayer, giving and traveling to India to experience one-on-one connection and life change.


Our Board

Jess Correll

Jess Correll - Chairman

Founder and chairman of First Southern Bancorp, Inc.
Stanford, KY

Preston Correll

Preston Correll

Local Food Producer
Stanford, KY

Ananthi Jebasingh

Ananthi Jebasingh

Founder and Director of The Good Samaritan Schools
New Delhi, India

Paul Lerwick

Paul Lerwick

Retired Entrepreneur
Asheville, NC

Andy Melvin

Andy Melvin

Creative
Denton, TX

Bob Mudd

Bob Mudd

Director of Programs at Adventures in Missions
Gainesville, GA

Laura Marie Thompson

Laura Marie Thompson

Former Executive Director
Lexington, KY


Our Staff

Krista Clements

Krista Clements

Executive Director

Krista was born in Wilmore, Kentucky while her parents were students at Asbury Seminary. After graduating, her parents returned to their native land of India where they started a church and where Krista grew up. At age 14, God placed in her heart a desire to use her passion for business and use it to help raise communities and economies in need. Krista attended Asbury University earning a degree in business with a minor in intercultural studies. Krista had the opportunity to visit the Good Samaritan School and fell in love with the vision of the organization and their intentionality in raising a generation of confident and educated young men and women from India.

kclements@fotgs.com
(859) 553-4220

Leslie Littrell

Leslie Littrell

Sponsorship Coordinator

Leslie has been involved with the Good Samaritan School for over 16 years. Serving with women in her church in a fundraising event called Lil' Lambs Closet, the women made the first contribution to the building fund of the Good Samaritan School. As a representative of Lil' Lambs, Leslie traveled to India for the Grand Opening Celebration in 2005. Seeing the poverty of the children in the slums and the amazing opportunity of the GSS, she returned home passionate about the work of the school and began personally sponsoring children. In 2016, Leslie became a volunteer for Friends of the Good Samaritans focusing on child sponsorship. Currently, she is involved in the development and implementation of a children's program which gives elementary aged students in the U.S. an opportunity to learn about poverty in India and ways they can help.

LLittrell@fotgs.com
(859) 539-1992

Shawnna Ingram

Shawnna Crouse

Office Administrator

Shawnna is a senior at Asbury University in Wilmore, KY. She is majoring in accounting and leads a volunteer group to Refuge for Women each month. Shawnna maintains Friends of the Good Samaritans’ financial records. She has been with the organization since 2016. Shawnna made her first trip to India in March 2017. Interacting with the students and teachers, meeting the sponsorship staff in India, and seeing the school campus gave Shawnna even more enthusiasm for her work with the Good Samaritan School.

singram@fotgs.com
(606) 282-3399

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