National Family Camp in Belarus

The scenic city of Vitebsk in Belarus hosted a National Family Camp during June – July 2017, bringing together nearly 40 SSIO members and children from across the country. The camp, themed “A Worthy Character Is the Basis of a Happy Life,” sought to instil love towards each other and nature. The “Five Ds” – devotion, duty, discipline, discrimination, and decisiveness – were discussed and practised throughout the camp via lessons, creative workshops, and service activities. The five-day event began with a performance by the children. In the following days, SSIO members constructed a home, cooked on a bonfire, delivered lively performances, and participated in a variety of classes and seminars, among many other engaging and fun activities. The event concluded with a Sai Olympics and a dance, uniting children and adults as one harmonious Sai Family.