In early 2016, members of the Sathya Sai Centres of Budapest and Nyíregyháza collected clothing, shoes, hygiene products, toys, books, and food for distribution to needy families at a homeless shelter. Read More
The SSIO of Malaysia observed Aradhana Mahotsavam by arranging devotional programmes at the Johor, Ampang, Kuantan, and Temerloh Sathya Sai Centres. Nearly 500 attendees paid respect to Sathya Sai Baba through musical and cultural programmes as well as skits presented by Sathya Sai children and youth. Numerous service activities were organised throughout the country, and a few reports are presented below.
The SSIO organised three blood donation camps, wherein more than 180 pints of blood were collected. Sathya Sai volunteers from the Christian, Baha’i, and Buddhist faiths, along with others, organised a camp for blood donations, and vision and diabetes screening, at Segamat, Johor. In Kulim, 25 volunteers served food to 240 children and elders at orphanages, senior homes, and nursing homes. SSIO members from the Bangsar Centre distributed food and clothing and offered medical assistance to 71 people at a home for the underprivileged in Semenyih. At the Raub Sathya Sai Centre, members provided medical screening for hypertension and diabetes, and distributed food and clothing to the needy. About 30 SSIO members from the Rawang Centre served food to patients at a leprosarium and entertained them with a variety of programmes. Devotees from the Kota Kinabalu Sathya Sai Centre served food lovingly to street children and the homeless, and also entertained patients at the Likas Hospital. SSIO volunteers opened a tailoring centre at Desa Mentari, to provide single mothers and indigent families with the means of learning a trade for earning a livelihood. Finally, Sathya Sai medical professionals and students from MAHSA University offered medical services to 130 refugees from Sri Lanka and Myanmar at the Punjabi School, Jln Haji Salleh, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.
In commemoration of Bhagawan’s Mahasamadhi, the SSIO of Kuwait organised a picnic on 19th April 2016 for the children of the Physically Handicapped School in Hawally, Kuwait, operated by the Kuwait Government. The group organised outings and activities for the children. About fifteen Sathya Sai volunteers accompanied twelve children with special needs Read More
On 16th April 2016, as part of the annual Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam (offering of love and adoration to Sathya Sai), the SSIO of Kuwait, with the help of 15 volunteers and three teachers, organised Read More
Members of the Institute of Sathya Sai Education (ISSE) of Mexico visited the Sathya Sai School of Guatemala located in El Limonero, generally considered as a crime-ridden neighbourhood. Read More
The Institutes of Sathya Sai Education (ISSEs) of South Europe and North Europe jointly hosted a second European Managers Conference on the weekend of 9th–10th April 2016. Despite ongoing strikes in Greece and Italy, 35 business managers and interested parties from Greece, Italy, Norway, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, and South Africa came together at Mother Sai, a conference centre of the SSIO of Italy, in Milan. Read More
The SSIO of Kazakhstan held its 24th volunteer camp from 8th to 10th April 2016, in the Abdulabad village. About 25 SSIO members from six cities in Kazakhstan jointly organised Read More
On 8th–10th April 2016, Sathya Sai volunteers organised medical camps and village improvement projects in three villages in the remote district of Dakchung. A team of six doctors, three dentists, two pharmacists, and five volunteers from Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and India worked tirelessly to conduct 800 medical examinations, 300 dental procedures, and distribution of medicines. As part of a poverty eradication programme, Read More
About 10 Sathya Sai volunteers in Milan serve food regularly to homeless people at an emergency centre managed by the Adventist Church in partnership with the City of Milan. The centre offers temporary shelter and relief to those in need, and the volunteers provide breakfast weekly and dinner Read More
Seasoned and aspiring SSE teachers and enthusiasts headed to a nature lodge in La Vega Estate, Gran Couva, on 2nd April 2016, to attend a retreat. It was an opportunity for educators from various regions in the country to meet and share their passion for and dedication to Sathya Sai Education in a relaxed, informal setting. Participants began the day with a meditative nature walk through the beautiful grounds. Then they discussed their perspectives on Educare, relative to the five human values. After reflecting on Swami’s guidelines to teachers and His expectations, they reviewed the challenges and opportunities for more collaborative offerings. It was an inspiring and rejuvenating experience for all participants, who appreciated meeting their counterparts from different areas.