During October 2014, more than 50 Sathya Sai volunteers organised character- and health-building activities for children at Kazakhstan’s correctional boarding schools, children’s homes, private day care centres, and children’s rehabilitation centres in eight cities. The goal was to teach the importance of selfless service and personal transformation, as part of the theme, Children: Our Future, for the 2014 Avatar Declaration Day. The activities included songs and skits on the five human values, talks and roundtable discussions on the harmful effects of smoking and alcohol, and films on human values and the goals of life. In Almaty, volunteers and children planted currant seedlings, and sweets and gifts were distributed to the children at several locations.