The Sathya Sai Education (SSE) children and teachers from the Western Australia (WA) Region were eager to participate and collate an online offering for Guru Poornima to mark the occasion.
On Sunday 26th July the Guru Poornima online offering was shared with WA members; a 40 minute compilation of various audio-visual techniques. The presentation included images of lovingly hand drawn, colourful, creative posters with audio recording of children speaking on the understanding of Swami’s teachings and how they are practicing this in everyday life. Part of the video presentation also included children describing the importance of their Gurus and their gratitude for the love and support they receive from parents and teachers in their lives.
Viewers also tuned in to the ‘Sathya Sai Education Channel’, where Group 3’s used Zoom technology to record their panel of discussion on different ways that gurus are celebrated across various cultures. The final presentation was a skit, which depicted the voices of a group of students who are inspired by historical teachers to dedicate themselves to acts of service.
In addition, since the last week of July, the Willetton Centre has trialled staggering SSE groups over a fortnight to abide by indoor space restrictions. This has developed a routine with SSE Groups 0, 1 and 2 attending one week, and SSE Groups 3 and 4 the following week. The online SSE program was a blessing over the past few months, however the reintroduction of physical classes has been positively received by families who have been eager to return. The Willetton Centre had been operating bhajans with limited numbers since June, with the other centres Wembley and Warwick reopening their centres over the month of August.
Over the past month, children, young adults and families in WA also had the opportunity to participate in two community lead tree planting events to support the Envirocare tree planting campaign and connect with nature. In total around 30 members attended the tree planting over both events, including many SSE children. With centres slowly re-opening it was a wonderful opportunity to re-engage with other Sai members and resume physical spiritual activities.