Sathya Sai volunteers from the Triveneto region served Easter dinner to the homeless in Verona on 27th March 2016, at a location known as Amici di Paolo Favale (Friends of Paolo Favale). With the cooperation of professional caterers from Milan, 20 volunteers from the Sathya Sai Centres of Conegliano, Mestre, Bolzano, and Verona participated in this service opportunity. Awnings and gazebos were erected on a green grassy area for the event, and bright sun enlivened the grounds and lifted everyone’s spirits. Read More
Families of children participating in the Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) programme in Northern Italy and Canton Ticino in Switzerland attended a meeting at the Mother Sai House, in Varallo Pombia, near Milan, on 13th March 2016. About 33 people came together for this educational event, which began with a universal prayer, human values songs, and an inspirational quote from Sathya Sai Baba. Read More
On 12th March 2016, 47 people, including 30 children, attended an educational programme at the Sathya Sai Centre of Faenza (Ravenna) in Italy as part of the “Serve The Planet” initiative. The event attracted various ethnic groups, including disadvantaged people of African origin. The initiative was organised by the Educational Wing of the Emilia Romagna-Marche-Toscana region in order to meet the children and their parents who are receiving social services from the municipality of Faenza. In addition, resident families of foreigners who face local challenges, were invited to spend a relaxing afternoon, filled with love and joy. During the afternoon event, 18 members of the local Sathya Sai Centres and Groups led different activities, including group singing and skits. Children were presented with T-shirts with the logo of the initiative and an uplifting quote by Sathya Sai Baba. Clothes were distributed to the parents of the needy children. The guests sang inspiring hymns from their native cultures, bringing the event to a close in an atmosphere of unity and joy.
On 17th January and 14th February 2016, the SSIO of Italy organised educational workshops for families participating in SSE programmes, at the Mother Sai House near Milan. About 40 participants were divided into several age groups. The children engaged in various educational activities focusing on the core of Sathya Sai’s teachings on the five human values, as well as practising the principles of “Ceiling on Desires” and “Love All, Serve All.” Read More
On 20th October 2015, 15 volunteers from Sathya Sai Centres in the Lombardy region offered services to refugees at a homeless shelter near Milan. Food and clothing for children and infants were distributed to 120 families seeking asylum from war-torn areas of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Members of the SSIO of Italy also gave bags of sweets and flower-shaped bonbons to about 35 of the youngest children.
At least 200 SSIO members from southern Europe, Zone 6, attended a Pre-World Conference at Mother Sai House near Milan, Italy, from 1st–3rd May 2015. Attendees from Spain, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Switzerland, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina were joined by senior SSIO leaders, and a unique feature of this conference was the simultaneous translation of talks from English to Italian, Spanish, and Croatian. Speakers from the various countries spoke of their profound spiritual transformations Read More
On 11th–12th October 2014, over 70 managers, business executives, and educators from Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Spain, Latvia, Poland, Norway, and Lithuania participated in a conference in Divignano, Italy, titled “Managing Change and Growth through Human Values.” Subject experts from Greece, Denmark, Spain, Read More
The Sathya Sai International Organisation of Italy participated in the 104th staging of the festival, “The World I Would Like,” near Milan, from 24th April to 4th May 2014. Read More
On 15th February and 12th March 2014, the Institute of Sathya Sai Education held its first two-day training for volunteers serving at the Humanitas General Hospital in Rozzano, near Milan. The Humanitas Foundation manages 200 volunteers committed to supporting patients and families at the hospital. The training involved the leaders of 13 volunteer groups and covered topics on service, spirituality and Education in Human Values. The training was highly appreciated by the participants and the Humanitas Foundation board alike, and one-day follow-up seminars were planned to train all remaining volunteers.
On 20th October 2013, 120 members from 15 Sathya Sai Centres with a number of others served food to 650 needy people in honour of Avatar Declaration Day (20th October). In Piemonte, Sathya Sai devotees distributed 3 kg of biscuits, 370 slices of pizza, and milk and coffee to more than 200 homeless people on 20th October. In Lombardia, volunteers distributed food to many destitute people who live around the rail station of Bergamo. About 21 volunteers from the Sathya Sai Centre of Mestre served over 300 meals in Verona to people from many countries on 20th October. Read More