Medical Camp in Sri Lanka

To receive medical care, villagers in Maruthankernikulam in the Batticaloa District are forced to walk to Vakarai, a town about 30 km away. To alleviate the situation, the SSIO organised a medical camp on 5th May 2018 in Maruthankernikulam. A team of five doctors, one dental surgeon and five nurses served 225 villagers, including 98 children. The doctors examined the villagers for diseases such as diabetes, referring patients for further treatment to hospitals in Batticaloa and Valaichenai. Patients suffering from pulmonary diseases such as asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) received face masks. The volunteers Read More

Service to At-Risk Youth in Thailand

On 10th June 2018, 25 SSIO volunteers organised semi-annual service activities at the Good Shepherd Sisters’ Home, which caters to about 70 at-risk young girls. The evening began with devotional singing, followed by a Thai dance programme by the residents. The residents, nuns, staff and volunteers then enjoyed a delicious dinner of freshly-baked pizza, French fries, donuts, Thai noodles and pudding. Read More

Adopt a Village Programme in Thailand

Members of the SSIO in Thailand organised village service as part of a village adoption programme. Volunteers packed and distributed care packages of rice, oil, sugar, noodles, milk, cookies and diapers to 18 families and needy people in the village. SSIO members visited four former employees of the local Sathya Sai School who had been injured in a road accident, to comfort them. The volunteers also accompanied a local building contractor to take measurements for three houses scheduled to be built in the initial phase of the village adoption programme.

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