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”.