SPIRIT OF LOVE CHILDREN’S HOME TRUST is a project which
started from Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Dwaraka
Maayi, Nairobi – Kenya affiliated to Sri Sathya Sai
Seva Organisation in Prasanthi Nilayam, India since 3rd July
Several devotees founded the Trust on 10th March 1997 with
the aim of helping children in need in Kenya. The Trust has
currently five trustees representing the three main ethnic
races of Kenya (African, Asian and European).
The main project supported by the Trust is
a home for destitute children in Uthiru, on the outskirts
called Sathya Sai Home. Started in 1995 by a Kenyan teacher
who was moved to give food and shelter to a few children who
had nowhere else to go and were in desperate circumstances,the
home now gives shelter, food, clothing and education both
spiritual and academic to fifty resident children.
of these children was mainly achieved by singing Sai Bhajans
and Sathya Sai Education in Human Values.The fifty six resident
children who benefit from this project range in age from 7
years to 18 years and are all now receiving formal education.
Eighteen are attending the local Government Primary School;
three are studying under scholarship at a Nairobi Secondary
In addition, there are two boys who have graduated from the
home and live outside but attend Secondary School under scholarship.
A Sathya Sai primary school was started in
January 1998 to cater for the younger ones. Since then a class
has been added every year and the school now offers education
Of the children who have already outgrown the home, one is
now married with a child and another four are working, one
of them in a shop belonging to a devotee. Twenty children
have already left the Home and are now integrated into society.
Education is relatively expensive in Kenya,
given the high level of poverty. As well as catering for the
education of the resident children, Sathya Sai School offers
day school facilities to poor children from the neighborhood
who would otherwise have
schooling at all. Currently about 150 such children are given
this opportunity. This helps to create a bond between the
home and the community.
The Sathya Sai School follows the official Kenya curriculum
but Sathya Sai Education in Human Values is interwoven into
all academic subjects and is a vital part of all activities.
There are two doctors, who are giving free service to anyone
involved with the project. A child with Leukemia and another
with Tuberculosis were given the best hospital care available
by one of these doctors, who is in charge of one of the wings
at the main Government hospital in Nairobi. During this time
other devotees visited and attended to the children regularly.
Devotees visit the home/school at least once a week and render
various services. Among these services the
following are given: Sai bhajan teaching, Sathya Sai Education
in Human Values teaching, Balvikas and Youth activities. A
child from the Sathya Sai Home who is in secondary school
is currently giving extra tution in Maths and English on a
voluntary basis to the other children.
The headmaster of the Sathya Sai School is
a Kenyan University Graduate who was sponsored by the Trust
to the African Institute of Sathya Sai Education in Ndola,
Zambia for the three month Diploma Course in Education in
Human Values. The Trust also sponsored him to
receive his diploma from Swami’s hands in Puttaparthi
The children at the Sathya Sai Home sing
Sai bhajans every Saturday. They are asked quite often to
sing Sai bhajans in different functions in Nairobi.They also
act as Seva Dals whenever there is a seminar, workshop or
other Sai activity.The children also take part in many plays
organised by the Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Dwaraka Maayi.
home and the school give the chance to many devotees to give
their Love in the form of voluntary service to