...The Spring of Joy is in our Heart
A World in which humanity is awakened to the Joy of the true Self.
The first Joy Village is situated in Ebe county in Enugu State, southern Nigeria, an extremely poor, drought-stricken region. Over the last seven years SSAI Triple Care Mandate has begun to dramatically transform the communities of the surrounding area which for generations have been plagued by poverty, ill-health and low aspirations.
To promote joyful Self awakening through humanitarian Services in the form of Sociocare, Educare, and Medicare
The Triple Care approach involves addressing the social, educational and health needs of the community through Sociocare, Educare and Medicare.
Educare focuses on guiding children to the realization of their innate goodness through Human Values-Based Education. The essence of Human Values-Based Education is character transformation. Children are taught in the five domains of human excellence: Spiritual, Intellectual, Creative, Social and Environmental. We have a special preference for disadvantaged, poor village children who have no access to quality schools.
Medicare brings heart into healing and is dedicated to healing the entire person, body, mind and spirit, free of cost. SSAI aims to establish free health care services for villages in the area where no medical assistance is readily available.
Sociocare is our journey from ‘I’ to “we’ to ‘One’. It is the experience of our interconnectedness and finds expression through partnering with poor rural villages that are co-developed with SSAI. By addressing the practical needs of the village with input and involvement of the villagers, villagers have the opportunity to care for each other and create caring communities (Joy Villages).
I have told you this so that my Joy may be in you and that your Joy may be complete
Spiritan Self Awareness Initiative is home to The Embodiment of Love Academy. The Insitution offers free quality education to more than 1200 Students. The institution through the assistance of selfless individuals provides free education to village children and the estimated cost to train a child per term is Eighty seven thousand naira (#87,000) or Two hundred and forty two dollars. You can be a part of this work of Love to transform Nigeria and Africa through Human Values Education.
Fr. Charles was one of two finalists in 2017 for THE ONE International Humanitarian Award.
The 29th - 31st of August 2018, saw the fruition of a month-long project of planning, measuring fabrication and fixing of artificial legs, arms, hands and polio calipas to 179 amputees and victims of polio disease. Read more...
The 25th of July, 2016 was a remarkable landmark in the history of Ebe people and the surrounding communities. At first, it sounded unbelievable that a hospital of the state of art could be built in such a remote rural area. Even more incredible was the ‘rumor’ that all treatments would be received free of all costs in the hospital.