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European Managers Conference in Italy

The Institutes of Sathya Sai Education (ISSEs) of South Europe and North Europe jointly hosted a second European Managers Conference on the weekend of 9th–10th April 2016. Despite ongoing strikes in Greece and Italy, 35 business managers and interested parties from Greece, Italy, Norway, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, and South Africa came together at Mother Sai, a conference centre of the SSIO of Italy, in Milan. Read More

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Community Service Project in Russia

During 11th–13th June 2016, about 40 volunteers, including 25 SSIO members, undertook various service projects in their local communities. In Novosibirsk, volunteers demolished old buildings and cleaned and weeded flower beds surrounding a monastery. In Kemerovo, volunteers washed walls, ceilings, and floors of municipal institutions. Near the rivers Yenisei and Aba Read More

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Conference in Northwest Russia

From 4th–7th May 2016, the SSIO hosted a conference in the northwest region of Russia near St. Petersburg. Approximately 183 SSIO members from Russia as well as six neighbouring countries participated in the conference, themed “Unity through Love, Love through Unity.” On the first day, Ms. Marianne Meyer, a director of the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation and member of the Prasanthi Council, and Ms. Inga Pikullel addressed the group. Ms. Meyer emphasised Read More

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Serving children with physical challenges in Kuwait

In commemoration of Bhagawan’s Mahasamadhi, the SSIO of Kuwait organised a picnic on 19th April 2016 for the children of the Physically Handicapped School in Hawally, Kuwait, operated by the Kuwait Government. The group organised outings and activities for the children. About fifteen Sathya Sai volunteers accompanied twelve children with special needs Read More

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Meals for the Homeless at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Italy

Several years ago, the Sathya Sai Centre of Bologna began working with a group of volunteers led by Don Giovanni Nicolini, parish priest of St. Anthony of Padua’s Church at La Dozza, near Bologna. The volunteers supported an initiative, known as Piano Freddo (Cold Weather Plan), to provide local refugees and homeless people with shelter and hot meals during the chilly winter months of December through March. Members of the Sathya Sai Centre of Bologna prepared vegetarian meals and served dinner to more than 200 people on the second Saturday of each month, with the help of 15 volunteers from the parish.

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Interfaith Event in Trinidad and Tobago

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

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Serving the Needy in Ranchito, Mexico

The Ranchito is a community of people living in extreme poverty in Monterrey, Mexico. In desperation, homeless people had built makeshift homes there of cardboard and wood, or cement in a few cases. The settlement was subsequently destroyed by a fire in 2014, rendering 23 families homeless and destitute once again. Sathya Sai volunteers and community members of Monterrey joined hands to rebuild the homes destroyed in the fire. The Sathya Sai Centre of Monterrey supplied cooking utensils for the people of Ranchito and held a medical camp Read More