Service in Satchidananda (SIS) and The Gibraltar Integral Yoga Centre
SIS is a non-profit international collection of charities established in honour of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda and based on his core teaching of selfless service. SIS, founded by Nalanie Harilela Chellaram, undertakes global projects that work in a sustainable way and give back to their local communities. In 2014 SIS started the “100 Good Deeds” initiative to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of H.H. Swami Satchidananda and, to-date, the number of good deeds carried out in his name globally is more than double the target – and is continuing to climb!
For further details visit: www.sisproject.org
The Gibraltar Integral Yoga Centre was also founded by Nalanie Harilela Chellaram and is part of the IYC network of centres established by H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda. The Gibraltar Centre opened its doors almost 20 years ago and has grown not only in popularity but also in the contributions it makes to both the local community and elsewhere through charitable donations.
For further details visit: www.integralyogagib.com
The Pentecostal Church of Sweden
AKIN partnered with PCS in 2006 to build and equip an orphanage in the town of Nzega in Tanzania. The land was donated by the Nzega District Council and the orphanage built by PCS. AKIN provided all the initial furnishings, equipment and running costs, including food for 3 years. Known locally as the Varberg Home of Peace, it is now home to 80 children (40 boys and 40 girls).
PCS and AKIN also worked together providing support to the people living at the Iduguta Leprosy Camp on the outskirts of Nzega. PCS took on the role of supporting the adults in the community, with AKIN looking after the children living there.
In 2014 AKIN, in collaboration with SIS, undertook the project to renovate all the houses at Iduguta, which were in a very poor condition. Recently, on seeing the difference AKIN had made to the villager’s living conditions, PCS decided to provide some solar panels and so, thanks to their generosity, the people of Iduguta now finally have electricity – and Iduguta has been transformed into a model village.
The Free Pentacostal Church of Tanzania (FPCT)
AKIN first came across FPCT through PCS, as there is a strong connection between the two organisations.
FPCT has provided all the land for the soup kitchen and sports ground project at Ipilili, where AKIN has been supporting a nursery school since 2007.
Representatives from both AKIN and FPCT sit on the committee established to oversee the soup kitchen/sports ground project at Ipilili.
FPCT is the denomination of the old church AKIN renovated and turned into a nursery school (again on the outskirts of Nzega).