Inspired by the call to serve selflessly, the SSSIO initiated a worldwide service project as a humble offering to Sathya Sai Baba for His 95th birthday in 2020. What began with the goal of adopting at least 95 communities, has grown by leaps and bounds driven by the devotion, dedication, and enthusiasm of members of the SSIO. Currently, there are around 160 communities that have been adopted in 40 countries, that are being served, and that will be cared for in the future. The choice of which community to adopt is dependent on local needs, local socio-economic and socio-political situations and varies widely from country to country.
Here in South Africa we have adopted 7 communities across the country. These communities were selected because of their poor economic background, poor water and sanitation, healthcare not easily available, and general poor living conditions. Before this community was selected a needs analysis was carried out by our devotees.
The 6 communities selected and supported are as follows;
Sathya Sai Education in Human Values Programme (SSEHV)
Building of libraries
Career Development – Assisting youth with CV’s and helping them prepare for Interviews, setting up email addresses as well as registration at tertiary institutions, applying for bursaries
Meditation and Yoga Classes
Games and fun day activities
Walk for Values
Mother & Child Programme
Uniform and Stationery Seva
Providing Sanitary Pads
Home Maintenance – ‘Fix it” Programme
Bed Project – Beds are manufactured from recycled materials and handed to the communities
Human Values Playground
Preventative Healthcare Talks
Talks on Drug Abuse and Teenage Pregnancy
Global Community Adoption Brochure
This brochure is a synopsis of the community outreach programmes conducted in South Africa.
Find Your Adopted Community
If you are interested in getting involved in any of these communities find the closest one to your region.