From 31st October to 2nd November 2014, about 90 Sai Youth and others attended a national youth retreat organised by the SSIO of Mexico in San Luis Potosí, under the theme, “Develop your character. Be happy.” Read More
Chelyabinsk is located on the border between Europe and Asia. During October 2014, about 60 people from 12 cities attended a SSIO regional conference in Chelyabinsk. The conference theme was The dialogue from heart to heart, and presentations were given on service projects of Sathya Sai volunteers. A concert was also held.
In October 2014, Sathya Sai volunteers visited children residing at the Rainbow of Hope Centre in Moldova. The children were given a lesson on the seminal topic, Who am I? They participated actively in discussions as well as a number of games. Sathya Sai volunteers also distributed clothes and served food. The children thanked the volunteers and urged them to come back soon.
Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan, in central Asia. In October 2014, Sathya Sai volunteers distributed clothes, jackets, boots, socks, and other items to children in Bishkek, as part of the global SSIO Serve the Planet initiative. A lesson on the theme, Friendship, unity and mutual help, was organised for the children, which was enjoyed by the children and their mothers, as well as the Sathya Sai volunteers.
Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is located 28 metres below sea level, making it the world’s lowest-lying national capital and the largest city below sea level. In October 2014, as a part of Serve the Planet project, 10 Sathya Sai volunteers visited a homeless shelter in Baku, and distributed detergent, dish soaps, light bulbs, paint for home interiors, faucets, and clothes, as well as baked goods to 41 children and their mothers.
On Avatar Declaration Day, 20th October 2014, the Sathya Sai School in Kisaju entertained a group of elderly ladies, 65–98 years old. The school headmaster started the day with a lesson on human values and selfless service during a general assembly, Read More
In honour of Avatar Declaration Day, on 20th October 2014, members of the Chaguanas Sathya Sai Centre served lunch to 50 needy children and the staff of an elementary school in a remote area. The school does not receive much assistance due to its inaccessibility. Students also received snack bags and copy books. Five new SSEHV manuals were donated to the school. Some of the students and teachers inquired about the activities of the Sathya Sai Centre and hoped that the volunteers would visit them again in the future.
On 20th October 2014, Sathya Sai volunteers served soup and a local food made with maize to about 250 children at the Mother Care Orphanage Home in Swedru. In addition, bags of rice, cooking oil, tomatoes, biscuits, fruit, drinks, and drinking water were distributed to the orphanage. The children received SSEHV lessons from the Sathya Sai volunteers, and a drill exercise was performed for entertainment.
In 2014, a number of service projects were undertaken throughout the Netherlands in honour of Avatar Declaration Day. In Amsterdam and Oosterbeek, Sathya Sai volunteers prepared and served Read More
In honour of Avatar Declaration Day, members of the Vilnius Sathya Sai Centre visited the Vilnius Children’s Social Care Home. The volunteers presented a concert, distributed delicacies, and entertained the residents with songs and drama on a spiritual theme that focused on the importance of sharing, forgiveness, and avoiding anger. Read More