Sathya Sai organisation in Switzerland & around the world
The main objective of the Sathya Sai organisation is to help humanity realise its inherent divinity
The SSSIO is a spiritual and humanitarian organisation founded by Sai Baba and has been active worldwide for over 50 years. The Prasanthi Council was established by Swami in 2003 to manage the SSSIO. Subsequently, the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation was established in 2006 to coordinate the SSSIO's humanitarian aid projects around the world. The guidelines of the SSSIO were developed under the personal guidance of Sathya Sai Baba. The headquarters of the SSSIO is nowadays in California. The whole world is divided into zones; Switzerland belongs to Zone 6, Southern Europe.
As early as 1956, Sai had a hospital with clean water built in His birthplace of Puttaparthi in South India to supply the poor; a school for girls and other social projects followed. In 1972, in view of the ever-increasing dimensions of Baba's work, the Central Trust was founded. Today, it manages most of India's Sathya Sai institutions in the fields of medicine, education, water and media, as well as the Prasanthi Nilayam Ashram. The Trust also supports the Indian Sai Organisation and their respective foundations in the states, as well as various research institutes.
The Swiss organisation is an association according to the Swiss Civil Code (ZGB), members are the centres and groups, represented by their leaders. The members support the objectives stated in the statutes to spread the basic values of truth, right conduct, love, peace and non-violence. The Managing Committee consists of the National Council President, the secretary, the national wing leaders and the coordinators for other national tasks.
Sathya Sai would like every member of the organisation to take up a task according to their capabilities. These office bearers are selected at all levels for two years at a time, with the possibility of a second term. At both the national and centre levels, there are coordinators for the three wings of education, spirituality and service, as well as coordinators for young adults. There are also people responsible for public relations, the bookshop, the media, the bulletin and archive, environmental issues, finances and also for this website. All office bearers work on a voluntary basis, completely free of charge, and usually also pay minor expenses in connection with their functions.
Projects in India
The Central Trust in Prasanthi Nilayam manages the schools, hospitals, water projects... especially in India
The World Foundation in the US finances and coordinates humanitarian relief operations around the world...
In Switzerland, costs occur for local relief projects, communication, national meetings, publication of the teachings...