Our Story

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Sadie Shares History
The Start

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." 

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Humble Beginnings

The mission has a humbling beginning in a home garage with 100 students.

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Toilet School

School grows to hold 600 children in four rooms of a slum toilet complex.

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School is Built

With involvement from U.S. partners, a new, first-rate facility was completed.

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Graduates can Apply to College

Approval granted by the government of India that allows graduates to apply to any college or institution of their choosing. 

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First Children's Book is Written

Our children's book, "Sadie in the Land of Dancing Colors" is created by Amanda Evans Lang.  The character "Sadie" is used in our children's curriculum, apps, games and other activities.  

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School Grows

12th school year begins with 2000 students enrolled.  350 children graduated to become change-makers of India.

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Lunchbox Love

Leslie Littrell founded Sadie Shares with its' first program, "Lunchbox Love", a one-week mission/service project that challenges kids to raise $5 to provide nutritious lunches for students at GSS.

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Second Book

The book "Sadie and the School that Love Built," written by Amanda Evans Lang is created and introduced a new character, "Sunny," to be used in our curriculum, apps, and other activities. 

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Exploring India

The "Exploring India" program is a four-week curriculum for faith-based organizations, teaches about the culture of India, the Good Samaritan School, and how kids in the U.S. can make a difference in the lives of kids in India.

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Medical Care

"Sadie Shares Medical Care", a one-week mission project is created to provide medical funds for students at GSS.

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Sadie and Sunny's Club

"Sadie and Sunny's Club" is created as a FREE membership for children of sponsoring families.