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In the Community Activities

The Birthing Kit Assembly Day activity was organised by the Service Wing of the ACT Region. The service was done to support ‘The Birthing Kit Foundation of Australia’, an organisation dedicated to providing a clean and safe birthing environment for women around the world who for reasons of isolation, cultural choice, or poor transport have little or no assistance during childbirth. By providing a clean birthing kit, these mothers will have the resources to reduce infection and its possible dire consequences. Read more

A unique service program that has been running for a year. It combines physical activity dedicated to God with a virtual journey around Australia where selected service activities are identified and performed in real time in areas along the way. Read more

The SSSIO of Australia & PNG has been actively supporting the national community Clean Up Australia drive for many years. The event this year was held on Sunday, 3 March and members from groups around Australia were out doing their bit to improve our environment. Read more

Members of the Australian Sai Medical Unit joined their counter parts from New Zealand and Fiji in conducting a Medical Camp in Western Division areas of Fiji in July 2023. This is a service activity that has been conducted in Fiji by medical units of the Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation for several years. Read more

Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for families struggling with cost-of-living pressures. To provide some help at this time, NSW Region of the Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia & PNG annually distributes Christmas Hampers to Tregear Public School and Plumpton House School for distribution to local families. Read more

During the months of June and July, Young Adults from NSW Region of the SSSIO Australia held a blood donation drive through the Australian Red Cross as a meaningful service offering to commemorate Guru Poornima. The event is a celebration and grateful acknowledgement of the role the spiritual teacher and guide has in one’s life. The service is part of an established and ongoing national blood donation project styled ‘Liquid Love’. Read more

On 25 June 2023, members of the Sri Sathya Sai Centre of Melbourne prepared and donated about 250 birthing kits to the Birthing Foundation. The kits are destined for distribution to remote regions of the developing world. Read more

Access to health care is not a simple matter for many in remote areas in the islands of Fiji. Commenced in 2007, the SSSIOA’s Sai Medical Unit has carried out 13 medical camps in rural areas of Fiji treating thousands of patients, all free of charge. Its activities have continued during the current COVID pandemic by provision of online training. Read more

February 2022 saw Australia’s worst flooding in recorded history affecting Lismore NSW and surrounding areas. Thousands were made homeless and many businesses severely affected. The SSSIOA early after the event assisted and continues to assist those in need with essential supplies. Read more

The rising extent of food crises in Australia, whether from cost of living and housing pressures, or the frequency of natural disasters, has prompted the SSSIOA to explore ways of maximising its ability to aid those in need. One such way has been to partner with Foodbank, Australia’s largest food relief organisation. Read more