In July 2022, the Sri Sathya Sai School of Kisaju (Kenya) celebrated Guru Poornima with a colorful cultural event and multiple service activities by the teachers and students. As the audience watched the students emphasize the role of parents, teachers, and selfless service in their lives, one could not help but travel back two decades to the birth of the school and its founding values.
In July 1998, Bhagawan Baba blessed a group of teachers from Kenya attending the SSEHV World Conference with His assurance, “Next year, there will be a school in Kenya.” The groundbreaking ceremony and construction began the following year under Swami’s direct supervision in a scenic tribal area, away from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Swami miraculously provided ‘mineral groundwater’ through a bore that was just 180 meters deep. The school started in January 2001 and has since grown steadily in strength and impact. It continues to offer high-quality, values-based, integral education to local children.
On July 30, a medical camp and an eye camp was organized at the school, serving around 200 needy people from surrounding villages. SSSIO volunteers also distributed food to nearly 180 people during the event.