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Interfaith Friendship Programme in Auckland, New Zealand

An Interfaith Friendship Programme was inaugurated at the Trinity Methodist Church in Auckland on 11th April 2016. Its goal was to develop an Interfaith Friendship Group (IFG), which will organise community projects to serve the needy and promote human values in society. Six months previously, the concept, based on Malaysia’s Friendship Group for Inter Religious Service, had been brought forward Read More

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Cyclone Winston Disaster Relief in Fiji

After a Category 5 cyclone struck Fiji on 20 February 2016, the Sathya Sai International Organisation of Zone 3 – Australia and Papua New Guinea, Fiji and New Zealand, sprang into action immediately. Sathya Sai volunteers started offering hot meals, food packets, drinking water, clothes and medical care to the victims of the natural disaster. Read More

Christmas Celebration in Blacktown, Australia

The SSIO of Australia and Papua New Guinea participated in a Christmas celebration on the morning of 12th December 2015 in Blacktown, NSW. The event was organised in collaboration with the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisation’s Aged Care and Disability Services, who provide free services to people with disabilities, mental illness, chronic conditions, terminal illness, or the aged, and SydWest Multicultural Services, Read More

Australian Cultural Programme

SSIO volunteers organised an evening extravaganza of music, drama, and dance at Bowman Hall in Blacktown, Sydney, on 1st November 2015. In response to a cordial invitation extended to all ethnic communities, the hall was packed with Croatians, Serbians, Italians, Lebanese, Iranians, Indians, Sri Lankans, Chinese, Greeks, Egyptians, Africans, Spanish, and people of other ethnic groups, who came together happily as one family. The Honourable Stephen Bali, Mayor of Blacktown, was the Guest of Honour. The event underscored Sathya Sai’s teachings about the importance of respecting different cultures and beliefs in order to maintain and promote world peace and harmony.

Service in Nursing Home in New South Wales, Australia

Sathya Sai volunteers from the New South Wales (NSW) East region visited nursing homes in the local area on Sunday, 18th October 2015, to spread love and cheer through songs, dances, and joyful performances. Three groups of volunteers, accompanied by talented and energetic musicians, visited eight nursing homes to entertain the elderly residents with classical and nostalgic Australian songs. The event, led by two dedicated Sathya Sai youth, was a resounding success. It was an opportunity to bring smiles to the faces of the senior residents, who also joined in the singing at times, sharing the love and joy among all participants.

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New Zealand hosts Community Day

The SSIO of New Zealand hosted a Rongomai Community Day for the third year on 17th October 2015. Rongomai is a disadvantaged community, supported lovingly by Sathya Sai volunteers in New Zealand. The programme, themed “Be the Love That You Are,” focused on animals as a means of educating and informing the visitors as to how the practice of human values can help strengthen communities. Read More