On the morning of Sunday, 13th March 2016, 19 Sathya Sai volunteers and their friends, journeyed to San Francisco Hill, in the southern outskirts of Lima, to serve underprivileged people. The volunteers offered healthcare services, distributed food and clothes and held classes in education in human values for children at four homeless shelters: Casuarinas, Villa Sol, Japon and San Francisco. Two dentists examined 31 patients, while a psychotherapist attended to 8 children with learning disorders and 85 prescribed medicines were distributed. Clothes and shoes were delivered to the elderly, as well as the children, who also received toys. Sathya Sai volunteers, in cooperation with community members, prepared and served a delicious lunch of lentils with rice and salad to 250 people. Sathya Sai Education in Human Values (SSEHV) classes were given to 19 children, ages 6–8, and 13 children, ages 9–12. The educational programme started with meditation and breathing exercises. After a session of silent sitting with eyes closed, even children who had difficulty in concentrating initially, were able to focus and said that they felt “like being in paradise.” The SSEHV session included group activities, art work and story-telling. The children were also given lessons on human values, including optimism, self-confidence and seeing good in everything.
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