On 19th February 2017, the SSIO organised a first Sathya Sai Sports Day in Thailand, with 42 SSIO members, 74 guests, and 66 SSE children from two schools participating. The children Read More
On 22nd September 2016, a local Indonesian newspaper carried a story about a dilapidated bridge at Salapian village, in Tanjung Langkat, North Sumatra. The 76-metres-long and Read More
Each year the monsoon season brings flooding and landslides throughout Nepal, and during this year’s season, SSIO members Read More
One hundred Sathya Sai youth in Bali participated in a youth camp at the Bali Outbound and Farmstay in Bedugul, Indonesia, on 6th and 7th August 2016. The camp focused on Read More
Following major earthquakes in April and May 2015, the SSIO of Nepal helped the local people rebuild and restore normalcy in their lives. In Arghakhachi, SSIO volunteers initiated a water project on 5th November 2015 to provide water to indigent villagers. The system transported mountain spring water through more than 9 km of steel and polyethylene pipes to the villages. The local community assisted Read More
A tube-well was successfully drilled in Baluwa Village, which had no access to water previously. No trace of water was detected in the first attempt to drill, even to a depth of 140 meters. Later, a hydro-geologist stated that the geological characteristics of the area did not support tube-wells. A final, desperate attempt to drill was made at another spot, Read More
Between 26th and 28th February 2016, the SSIO of Malaysia conducted a national teen youth teacher’s training for 51 young adults. The three-day session focused on various aspects of teacher development to help teenagers transition to young adults Read More
Besides organising devotional activities, the Sai Study Group of Indonesia (SSGI) distributed food and 2,585 packages of daily necessities to underprivileged people. Volunteers also Read More
A six-kilometre Walk for Values was organised in Colombo on the morning of 24th April 2016 in observance of Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam. Many Sathya Sai Youth and members of the SSIO of Sri Lanka joined a large contingent of Sai Spiritual Education students to promote awareness of the universal human values Read More
The SSIO of Malaysia observed Aradhana Mahotsavam by arranging devotional programmes at the Johor, Ampang, Kuantan, and Temerloh Sathya Sai Centres. Nearly 500 attendees paid respect to Sathya Sai Baba through musical and cultural programmes as well as skits presented by Sathya Sai children and youth. Numerous service activities were organised throughout the country, and a few reports are presented below.
The SSIO organised three blood donation camps, wherein more than 180 pints of blood were collected. Sathya Sai volunteers from the Christian, Baha’i, and Buddhist faiths, along with others, organised a camp for blood donations, and vision and diabetes screening, at Segamat, Johor. In Kulim, 25 volunteers served food to 240 children and elders at orphanages, senior homes, and nursing homes. SSIO members from the Bangsar Centre distributed food and clothing and offered medical assistance to 71 people at a home for the underprivileged in Semenyih. At the Raub Sathya Sai Centre, members provided medical screening for hypertension and diabetes, and distributed food and clothing to the needy. About 30 SSIO members from the Rawang Centre served food to patients at a leprosarium and entertained them with a variety of programmes. Devotees from the Kota Kinabalu Sathya Sai Centre served food lovingly to street children and the homeless, and also entertained patients at the Likas Hospital. SSIO volunteers opened a tailoring centre at Desa Mentari, to provide single mothers and indigent families with the means of learning a trade for earning a livelihood. Finally, Sathya Sai medical professionals and students from MAHSA University offered medical services to 130 refugees from Sri Lanka and Myanmar at the Punjabi School, Jln Haji Salleh, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.