On 25th November 2016, Baba’s 91st Birthday celebrations took place at the Chinmaya Mission headquarters in central Trinidad. About 150 members of the SSIO of Trinidad joined Read More
On 11th June 2016, the Sai Animal Advocates Committee met to plan activities consistent with the Serve the Planet project 2016 theme, “Love for Animals.” The committee resolved to Read More
Many children participated in a community outreach programme conducted by the SSIO of Trinidad & Tobago. Based on the interest shown, a team of Young Adults began offering SSEHV classes in April 2016, on every other Saturday, in St. Augustine to teach life skills and values with love and affection to 30 children, ages 5–16. The classes included sports, universal prayers, Read More
About 40 SSIO leaders and officers from Trinidad and Tobago attended a one-day session on 17th January 2016 at Sai Nilayam in Longdenville, to develop a set of initiatives for 2016. After opening prayers, SSIO delegates who had attended the 10th World Conference in Prasanthi Nilayam in November 2015 shared their experiences. Read More
To celebrate the universality of Sathya Sai Baba’s message and His exemplary life, the SSIO of Trinidad and Tobago hosted an interfaith event on 31st January 2016 at Sai Nilayam, the island’s main Sathya Sai Centre. Eminent guests, representing major religions, were invited to share the core values and tenets of their respective faiths that can unify humanity in peace and love. Read More
The Sathya Sai Garden of Blooms Early Childhood Care and Education Centre in Longdenville celebrated Easwaramma Day on 6th May 2016, with the permission of the Ministry of Education. The singular value highlighted in the school during the week of celebration was Love, and the quote for the week was “Worship your Mother as God.” Read More
On 19th March 2016, a beautiful programme was held for needy villagers who lived along abandoned rail lines in St Augustine, North Trinidad. About 40 volunteers from 14 Sathya Sai Centres in Trinidad and Tobago organised the event at the St. Augustine Community Centre on Freeman Road for the benefit of about 80 villagers and their young children. Earlier, Read More
Seasoned and aspiring SSE teachers and enthusiasts headed to a nature lodge in La Vega Estate, Gran Couva, on 2nd April 2016, to attend a retreat. It was an opportunity for educators from various regions in the country to meet and share their passion for and dedication to Sathya Sai Education in a relaxed, informal setting. Participants began the day with a meditative nature walk through the beautiful grounds. Then they discussed their perspectives on Educare, relative to the five human values. After reflecting on Swami’s guidelines to teachers and His expectations, they reviewed the challenges and opportunities for more collaborative offerings. It was an inspiring and rejuvenating experience for all participants, who appreciated meeting their counterparts from different areas.
The SSIO of Trinidad and Tobago organises programmes every year for escorting visually-impaired persons to Mayaro Beach, for a day of fun and relaxing activities. On 19th March 2016, the Blind Welfare Association hosted a special event for 165 SSIO volunteers and others at the Easwaramma Sai Centre in Penal, South Trinidad, to express gratitude and appreciation for their friends in service.
The programme consisted of opening prayers, a welcome address, devotional singing by 30 visually-impaired persons, a short discourse by Sri Sathya Sai Baba read in Braille, and an informative talk on blindness awareness by a Welfare Rehabilitation Officer of the Blind Welfare Association. Two cultural presentations raised spirits in a festive atmosphere.
On 5th July 2015, members of the Pasea Sathya Sai Centre in Trinidad and Tobago distributed grocery hampers and personal care products to 568 needy families living in the depressed Sea Lots area on the outskirts of the capital city, Port-of-Spain. Read More