On 5th February 2016, a team of 90 SSIO members and three newcomers from the Pasea Sathya Sai Centre in North Trinidad travelled to neighbouring Guyana for a three-day project to construct prefabricated homes, in collaboration with the SSIO of Guyana. The components for these fireproof, waterproof, termite-proof, and hurricane resistant houses had been shipped earlier from Trinidad, and each house took four hours to erect. A total of nine houses were built. To bless and inaugurate Read More
The popular National Sports and Family Day of the SSIO of Guyana recurred at Demerara and Berbice this year. In Demerara, the event took place on 3rd May 2015 at the West Demerara Secondary School, opening with the lighting of a Sports Day torch Read More
During 4th–11th October 2014, SSIO medical teams performed 23 uterine fibroid surgeries and more than 10 hysterectomies at the New Amsterdam Hospital in Berbice, Guyana. Many of the patients had been waiting several years for medical attention, and their fibroids were large, with multiple adhesions. Hence, some surgeries lasted well over two hours, but every surgery was successful. The Minister of Health of Guyana, the Honourable Dr. Bheri Ramsarran, and the Chief Medical Officer of Guyana, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud, helped organise this project, including locating a suitable hospital – the New Amsterdam Hospital. The hospital staff and local medical professionals assisted the SSIO medical team with the surgeries.
The need for uterine fibroids surgeries was first brought to the attention of the SSIO of Guyana in August 2012 following the Divine Showers Youth Convention, which was attended by His Excellency Donald Ramotar, President of Guyana. At the President’s urging, arrangements for the services of an international medical team of Sathya Sai devotees from the USA were finalised in early 2013 in close cooperation with government authorities. Read More
An Educare workshop was conducted on Saturday, 12th October 2013, by the ISSE of West Indies, Guyana Chapter, at the New Opportunity Corps. (NOC). This is a detention facility for delinquent youth located on the Essequibo River, which can be reached only by boat. During the course of the journey, Sathya Sai devotees were fortunate to have an unplanned meeting with the Hon. Donald Ramoutar, President of Guyana, who happened to be in the area. Read More