In August 2014, Sai Youth from Fiji University practised placing a “ceiling on desires” by restraining their urge to buy objects, and used the savings to purchase and distribute 42 blankets and 60 sandwiches to the homeless living on the streets of Suva. On 31st August 2014, the students also distributed 36 pairs of trousers, along with fruit, chocolates, and food to more than 30 needy people.
On 27th and 28th August 2014, Sathya Sai volunteers organised a teacher-training seminar for primary and kindergarten school teachers at Ecole-Elittihad, a private school in Casablanca, Morocco. The seminar was held to support the SSEHV programme in Ecole-Elittihad. It provided information on the five human values; Read More
On the occasion of Fathers’ Day, 25th August 2014, the SSIO of Nepal served lunch to 1,809 male inmates of five prisons. In Kathmandu, Read More
On 23rd August 2014, Sathya Sai Young Adults of the Mid-Atlantic Region organised an Annual Sports Day event at St. James School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As part of this all-day event, the Young Adults Read More
During 23rd-24th August 2014, the SSIO of Thailand organised Sathya Sai Education in Human Values teachers training at the Sai Darshini Centre, Bandu. After receiving two days of training, 10 volunteer teachers rendered services at the Chaingrai Sai Centre, where 20 poor children receive two meals and two snacks on weekdays. Read More
Following tradition, the SSIO of Lithuania held an annual meeting at the end of summer, during 22nd–24th August 2014, at Palanga, at a children’s summer camp near the Baltic Sea. Read More
During 17th–22nd August 2014, an annual medical camp was organised by 53 volunteers from Australia and 8 from Fiji for the first time on the island of Vanua Levu—in response to an acute need for medical care. Read More
Every month, Sathya Sai volunteers in the Philippines collect about 1,000 kilogrammes of fabric remnants and distribute them to 35 poor women to help them earn a livelihood. The women are also given training in making household products that are sold in local markets. Each woman earns about pesos 3,000 (about $70), supplementing her household income. In August 2014, a group of garment manufacturers donated 500 kilogrammes of fabric remnants, which were collected by Sathya Sai volunteers and distributed at several locations. The women who participate in the programme, in turn, share their skills among themselves and display their products proudly, before they are sold.
On 7th August 2014, Sathya Sai members in San José, Costa Rica, organised a public meeting. The evening meeting, held at the Braulio Carrillo University in San José, was attended by about 20 people, including 12 Sathya Sai devotees. The university authorities have noticed a positive effect on students since their association with the SSIO, including increases in enrolment, and would like to continue this relationship in view of the resulting benefits.
In August 2014, Sathya Sai volunteers from the cities of Vitebsk, Baranovichi, Minsk, and Lida served 35 children from troubled families living at a temporary shelter. Volunteers planted flowers and bushes, installed tile in a laundry room, stored construction materials, distributed clothes for needy children, and donated supplies to the shelter. Read More