Sathya Sai Baba says “the world is one mansion and every room is one nation”. Realizing this vision, the council has leapt with faith to cross borders and serve the people of Afghanistan, North Korea, Pakistan, Myanmar and Japan during the respective natural calamities in the form of personal relief items and medical aid.
On May 2, 2008, the tropical storm Nargis hit Myanmar’s capital city, Yangon, and a large portion of the Ayerawaddy delta region. An estimated 200,000 people died, and an estimated 2.5 million others were affected.
At the invitation of the Myanmar government, SSBCCM, with the help of volunteers from Singapore and Thailand, undertook the monumental task of building 51 new homes, a temple, and a school, to create a new village called “Sri Sathya Sai Baba Village.”
The village was inaugurated on December 21, 2008. The Myanmar government was touched and impressed with Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s mission and promised its full cooperation. The village was to be constructed in a remote area, about an eight hour boat ride from Yangon, far from any towns, shops, roads, electricity, or facilities.