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 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
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
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
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
The SSIO organised a symposium, Celebrating Education in Human Values, on 15th August 2015, at Sai Nilayam, their headquarters in Trinidad. About 330 SSIO members and 70 others, including the Minister of Education and various officials, attended the event. Read More
The 1st of July 2015 marked a historic premiere for the SSIO of Trinidad and Tobago, the first graduation ceremony of the West Indies’ first Sathya School – the Sathya Sai Garden of Blooms Early Childhood Care and Education Center in Longdenville, Trinidad. About 70 people, including 17 new students, celebrated the graduation Read More
The SSIO of Trinidad and Tobago hosted an annual Sports and Family Day on Sunday 17th May 2015. A highly-anticipated occasion for Sathya Sai families, the event brings together SSIO members from all four regions of the country in a colourful and fun-filled day of activities, Read More
In honour of Avatar Declaration Day, on 20th October 2014, members of the Chaguanas Sathya Sai Centre served lunch to 50 needy children and the staff of an elementary school in a remote area. The school does not receive much assistance due to its inaccessibility. Students also received snack bags and copy books. Five new SSEHV manuals were donated to the school. Some of the students and teachers inquired about the activities of the Sathya Sai Centre and hoped that the volunteers would visit them again in the future.