About 30 SSIO volunteers held an annual Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) camp of the Sai Study Group of Indonesia (SSGI), during 12th to 14th February 2016, in Bali. This year, about 115 SSE students participated in the event, under the theme “Manava Seva is Madhava Seva” (Service to Humanity is Service to God). Students came from the SSGI units of Denpasar, Mahendradata, Tabanan, Singaraja, Seririt, and Pujungan, as well as the Sai Devotional Groups (SDGs) of Kedis and Kayuputih. In addition to attending educational sessions, the students presented arts and cultural performances based on the themes of love and service. The last day of the conference was dedicated to practising what had been learned. The children went out to villages to distribute food to the needy. It was a beautiful and effective way to embed the value of selfless service in the tender hearts of the participating SSE students. Concurrent with the SSE camp was the annual SSE teacher-training programme, where 24 candidates enrolled to begin their journey as SSE teachers. The principal speaker for this programme, Dr. Laxmi Seetharam from the Philippines, lovingly shared her experiences and provided resources on developing lesson plans for SSE teachers. Through the three-day programme, teachers gained necessary skills and confidence to begin their journey as Swami’s instruments in nurturing human values in the tender hearts of children.

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