Members of the Institute of Sathya Sai Education (ISSE) of Mexico visited the Sathya Sai School of Guatemala located in El Limonero, generally considered as a crime-ridden neighbourhood. More than 100 children attend this primary school. The Mexican visitors were received with joy and enthusiasm and presented with letters and drawings of the Mexican flag, specially prepared by the Sathya Sai children of Guatemala. Upon returning to Mexico from this January 2015 visit, the ISSE members shared their experiences with the students and teachers of the Sathya Sai School of Chihuahua, Mexico, who then created beautiful watercolour paintings in honour of the children of Guatemala and displayed them in an exhibition. The paintings were then sent to the Sathya Sai School of Guatemala. The Guatemalan students placed these paintings around a picture of Jesus at the school entrance, in loving acknowledgment of the two schools’ friendship and unity. The Sathya Sai children of Guatemala also wrote 30 letters of gratitude to their Mexican friends. Juan Enrique, a 3rd grade student, wrote, “Thank you for considering me as your friend. I’m very happy because even though we don’t know each other, you have opened your heart to me. . . . We have learnt to fly like birds, swim like fish but we still haven’t learnt to live like brothers. For this reason, when I read your letter stating that we are brothers and we love and respect each other, I really wanted to know you.”

Sathya Sai School of Guatemala, January 2015, Zone 2A copy