An Educare workshop was conducted on Saturday, 12th October 2013, by the ISSE of West Indies, Guyana Chapter, at the New Opportunity Corps. (NOC). This is a detention facility for delinquent youth located on the Essequibo River, which can be reached only by boat. During the course of the journey, Sathya Sai devotees were fortunate to have an unplanned meeting with the Hon. Donald Ramoutar, President of Guyana, who happened to be in the area. Upon learning about the upcoming workshop on human values, the President wanted to meet with the Sathya Sai educators. Three Sathya Sai devotees accordingly met with President Ramoutar and briefed him about the workshop at NOC, which was an outcome of a Sathya Sai conference the President had attended earlier. This fortuitous meeting was believed to be a result of Swami’s grace, as the group had unsuccessfully tried to get attention from a lower-level Minister earlier, for the same event!
The Educare workshop was held successfully. The youth who attended the presentation were well behaved, alert, receptive and participated fully in the workshop. The staff and youth inmates of NOC then presented musical programmes to entertain the Sathya Sai devotees and show their appreciation for the loving services rendered. The NOC was very impressed with the presentations made and requested that the Sathya Sai educators return within two weeks to conduct another workshop for the remaining staff. They also requested the group to hold a workshop at the Kuru Kuru College of Education, which is about 30 km from Georgetown.