Easter Dinner for the Homeless in Verona, Italy

Sathya Sai volunteers from the Triveneto region served Easter dinner to the homeless in Verona on 27th March 2016, at a location known as Amici di Paolo Favale (Friends of Paolo Favale). With the cooperation of professional caterers from Milan, 20 volunteers from the Sathya Sai Centres of Conegliano, Mestre, Bolzano, and Verona participated in this service opportunity. Awnings and gazebos were erected on a green grassy area for the event, and bright sun enlivened the grounds and lifted everyone’s spirits. Read More

Graduation Ceremony at Sathya Sai School in Philippines

The Pilillia Sathya Sai School, located in the Rizal Province, held a graduation ceremony for kindergarten and Grade 6 classes on 26th March 2016. The memorable ceremony was made possible by the tireless work of 10 Sathya Sai volunteers. The 30 pupils honoured on this day joined the list of 450 pupils who have previously graduated from kindergarten and Grade 6. The Sathya Sai School follows the curriculum set by the Philippines Department of Education and also integrates Sathya Sai Education in Human Values at every level of education. All students received scholarships from the SSIO and many of the alumni have pursued higher education. Read More

SSE Teachers and Children Clean-up the Beach in Kuwait

On 25th March 2016, 36 Sathya Sai volunteers, 20 SSE teachers and 71 SSE children enthusiastically organised a beach clean-up project near the Kuwait Tower, as part of public outreach. The event was inaugurated by the Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, Mr. Sunil Jain, along with representatives from the Ministry of Environment Public Authority and the Kuwait Diving Team. The Ambassador applauded the SSIO’s initiative for encouraging young children to participate in public service programmes to heighten their awareness of environmental issues and develop good habits. The Kuwaiti representatives shared practical safety tips with the children on how to avoid injuries for the planned activities, including the use of appropriate personal protective equipment. The children were then divided into groups of 4-5 each, and combed the beach, collecting garbage, broken glass, plastic items, tin cans and marine debris. The children learned through their experience how the lack of awareness and the failure to practice human values polluted Mother Earth, which ultimately affects mankind. The Kuwait Danish Dairy, who volunteered for this campaign, provided water, ice cream and snacks to all the participants. The SSIO of Kuwait thanked the guests for collaboration and distributed T-shirts, caps and mementos to commemorate the meaningful day.

Sathya Sai Education Conference in Moscow

The 14th Conference of Sathya Sai Education in Zone 8 of the SSIO was convened near Moscow during 25–27 March 2016. The meeting was attended by 88 teachers and educators from 29 cities in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. The conference theme was “Spiritual Education for children is Education for the whole world” and the conference symbol was the “Tree of Education”, Read More

Easter Programme in Hungary

The Sathya Sai Centre of Budapest organised a colourful Easter programme on 23rd March 2016 for people with physical and mental challenges residing at a home in Perbál, in the countryside. The event, held in cooperation with the management of the home, came alive with music, dancing and display of arts. Read More

Serving the Underprivileged in Zone 8

Twice a year, SSIO members from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan serve food to the underprivileged, in a joint effort, on the same day. On 12th March this year, 327 Sathya Sai devotees came together to prepare food with loving care, and served over 1,300 people in 63 cities in Russia and adjoining countries. Read More

Blind Welfare Association Honours Volunteers in Trinidad and Tobago

The SSIO of Trinidad and Tobago organises programmes every year for escorting visually-impaired persons to Mayaro Beach, for a day of fun and relaxing activities. On 19th March 2016, the Blind Welfare Association hosted a special event for 165 SSIO volunteers and others at the Easwaramma Sai Centre in Penal, South Trinidad, to express gratitude and appreciation for their friends in service.

The programme consisted of opening prayers, a welcome address, devotional singing by 30 visually-impaired persons, a short discourse by Sri Sathya Sai Baba read in Braille, and an informative talk on blindness awareness by a Welfare Rehabilitation Officer of the Blind Welfare Association. Two cultural presentations raised spirits in a festive atmosphere.

Community Programme in Trinidad and Tobago

On 19th March 2016, a beautiful programme was held for needy villagers who lived along abandoned rail lines in St Augustine, North Trinidad. About 40 volunteers from 14 Sathya Sai Centres in Trinidad and Tobago organised the event at the St. Augustine Community Centre on Freeman Road for the benefit of about 80 villagers and their young children. Earlier, Read More