Serving the needy in Saudi Arabia

In commemoration of the holy month of Ramadan, SSIO volunteers at the Riyadh Sathya Sai Centre distributed 108 packets of rice, oil, sugar, vermicelli, fruit, juice, dates, and water on 3rd July 2015.

On 31st July 2015, in observance of Guru Poornima, 30 SSIO members expressed reverence and gratitude to Bhagawan through a programme held at the Riyadh Sathya Sai Centre. Read More

89th Birthday Celebrations in Oman

Members of the SSIO in Oman celebrated Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s 89th Birthday by undertaking various activities during November 2014. On 21st November, 300 people attended a programme which included a video presentation on service projects, a performance by SSE children on human values, and Qawali songs about Bhagawan. On 23rd November, all seven Sathya Sai centres of Oman organised devotional programmes, attended by 50–75 SSIO members at each centre. Among other activities in late 2014, on 5th December, SSE children presented a two-hour cultural programme to more than 600 people in Salalah. In the Sohar region, Sathya Sai volunteers served food to 250 low-income workers at industrial camps in November. In Muscat, about 280 people attended a health awareness camp on 14th November, and Sathya Sai volunteers served food to 200 people in December. In addition, new shirts were distributed to 150 labourers, and groceries were distributed to needy Omani families and foreign workers in November.

EHV Workshops in Oman

The Ministry of Education authorised the Sai Group in Oman to conduct workshops on EHV for school teachers on the theme, “Integration of Human Values in the Curriculum.” Inaugurated in September 2011 by Dr. Madiha Al Shaibaniya, the Honourable Minister of Education, Read More

Blood Donation in Dubai

More than 100 members of the SSIO of Dubai organised a blood donation camp in cooperation with the Dubai Blood Donation Centre on 21th March 2014. Eighty-three blood donations were recorded and all donors and participants were served tea, snacks and fruits by Sathya Sai volunteers. The Dubai Blood Donation Centre is a major blood bank of the United Arab Emirates and collects over 50 percent of the blood donated in the country. It is the only blood supplier in Dubai which provides services to Thalassemia patients, road accident and burn victims, maternity patients with complications, and cancer patients or patients undergoing open heart surgeries.

Health Awareness Seminar in Oman

On 20th December 2013, about 125 people attended a health awareness seminar in Muscat organised by the SAI Group. Medical professionals provided information on conscious, comprehensive and holistic approach towards health, screening tests for common health problems, dental care, diabetes, blood pressure and heart problems. The Oman Tribune featured an article on this seminar. Read More