Over the past few months, the members of the SSIO in ACT were recognised for their outstanding voluntary services within the local community. Below are two awards that were presented to the SSIO.

Award of IRT Kangara Waters Volunteer of the Year Award

The IRT Kangara Waters Organisation have recognised the sincere efforts of SSIO in the ACT Region by awarding the IRT Kangara Waters ACT Region Volunteer of the Year award at a ceremony on the 22 May 2018. A dedicated team of volunteers from the Sai Organisation visit the IRT Kangara Waters Nursing Home to spend time with the residents, talk to them, give them food as well as singing songs to keep the residents in good spirits. The team have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from staff and residents at the venue on the overall impact that they are having on the wellbeing of the residents.

This service activity takes place once a month, on a Saturday, and lasts for approximately two hours. Any members interested in joining this service activity is requested to contact the ACT Region Service Coordinator – Brother Chandra.

Click on the below external links for more details regarding the award:

IRT News 1

IRT News 2

Volunteering and Contact ACT Recognition Award for outstanding voluntary service in the Canberra Region

The Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia was given a Recognition Award for Outstanding Voluntary Service in the Canberra Region by the Volunteering and Contact ACT Organisation, for the volunteering activities undertaken at IRT Kangara Waters. This was another positive step for the Sathya Sai Organisation, with clear evidence on our service activities obtaining greater recognition in the community. The award ceremony, held by Volunteering and Contact ACT on Tuesday 22 May, was attended by a number of senior ministers from Canberra which provided great exposure for the Sathya Sai Organisation.