The SSIO organised a symposium, Celebrating Education in Human Values, on 15th August 2015, at Sai Nilayam, their headquarters in Trinidad. About 330 SSIO members and 70 others, including the Minister of Education and various officials, attended the event. The programme opened with multifaith prayers by Sai Spiritual Education students and addresses by education officials and the national USA Sathya Sai Education coordinator. Young adults presented beautiful songs and musical programmes. The SSIO presented a plaque to the Minister of Education in grateful recognition of his support for the Sathya Sai schools in Trinidad. The event concluded with a ground-breaking ceremony wherein the minister turned over a spadeful of soil to begin construction of a new Sathya Sai preschool facility.