Members of the SSIO in Oman celebrated Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s 89th Birthday by undertaking various activities during November 2014. On 21st November, 300 people attended a programme which included a video presentation on service projects, a performance by SSE children on human values, and Qawali songs about Bhagawan. On 23rd November, all seven Sathya Sai centres of Oman organised devotional programmes, attended by 50–75 SSIO members at each centre. Among other activities in late 2014, on 5th December, SSE children presented a two-hour cultural programme to more than 600 people in Salalah. In the Sohar region, Sathya Sai volunteers served food to 250 low-income workers at industrial camps in November. In Muscat, about 280 people attended a health awareness camp on 14th November, and Sathya Sai volunteers served food to 200 people in December. In addition, new shirts were distributed to 150 labourers, and groceries were distributed to needy Omani families and foreign workers in November.
The Sathya Sai Education in Human Values (SSEHV) programme is spreading Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s message in many countries. On 21st December 2014, a book titled Brotes del Corazón: Cuentos de ValoresHumanos (Buds of the Heart: Stories of Human Values) was published in Puerto Rico, containing 36 prize-winning essays on human values, Read More
On the first Sunday of each month, Sathya Sai devotees of Gaborone provide food hampers stocked with bread, sweets, biscuits, fruits, cakes, and a cup of milk, to children at the Naledi Day Care Centre in the Old Naledi Village. From July to October 2014, 400 needy children were served. On the second Sunday of every month, Sathya Sai volunteers serve fruit juice and biscuits to 40 patients at the Cancer and T.B. Centre of Gaborone. On the last Sunday of the month, 150 children in a local village are served lunch by the ladies of the Sathya Sai Centre of Gaborone. These activities are conducted year-round by Sathya Sai volunteers.
On 19th November 2014, in honour of Bhagawan’s 89th Birthday, the Ladies Wing of the SSIO of Ghana served a breakfast consisting of porridge, bread, and milk, to 200 residents of Asylum Down, a psychiatric hospital in Accra. On 22nd November 2014, 18 Sathya Sai volunteers served rice, boiled cassava with stew, fried plantains, fruit drinks and biscuits to the residents of Pantang Hospital. In Apenkwa, Sathya Sai volunteers visited the homes of 25 elderly people and offered the elders rice and biscuits.
On 16 November 2014, 200 people attended a two-hour programme at the Tien Educational Center in Taipei, celebrating both Bhagawan’s 89th Birthday and the 18th anniversary of SSEHV in Taiwan. Read More
A national youth meeting themed, “We Are One! This Is the Only Truth,” was held in Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, from 14–16 November 2014. Youth from across the country participated with joy, devotion, and enthusiasm. Sixty youth, including Sathya Sai youth and newcomers to the SSIO of Brazil, attended the meeting. Read More
During 2nd-6th July 2014, 27 SSIO members and 11 children attended a camp in the village of Zabelye, near the city of Vitebsk in Belarus. The Sathya Sai Centre of Vitebsk helped to prepare and organise the event. The camp was focussed on human values and was held at a school in a picturesque location between three lakes. Read More
The SSIO of South Africa conducted an innovative service project from November 2014 to January 2015, delivering school shoes to needy children. SSIO members donated 14,000 pairs of shoes for this project. Read More
Several Sathya Sai Centres in Florida teamed up with a local health department to sponsor a podiatry (foot care) camp at St. Petersburg, Florida, for the benefit of the unemployed, homeless, or those without medical insurance. On the morning of 1st November 2014, 8 podiatrists, Read More