IIEP Education For All By All
The Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Programme was launched by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on His 85th Birthday, 23rd November 2010. Its fundamental focus is in making schools, a place that facilitates holistic and integrated learning to enable transformation and character building as envisioned by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Teachers and other professionals, volunteer in creating content which is made available totally free of cost. Human values integrated content is created for the subjects of Mathematics, Science and Social Science for the middle and high school levels currently. The volunteers and trainers also visit the supported schools in order to facilitate the deployment of SSSVV. In phase I, the programme is being implemented in the Sathya Sai Schools across the country. Pilots are being run in parallel to support panchayat schools and other government schools.
The programme leverages technology and calls upon the altruistic attitude of enthusiastic volunteers to achieve the dream of 'Education For All, Education by All'
It is structured to elicit participation from the society to support the development and growth of the teaching community and schools, particularly in the rural India. It believes in the power of a self-learning, self sustaining network of schools that would facilitate the growth and expansion of the programme.
'To be a seamless, synergistic, safe medium for nurturing and sharing knowledge by harnessing the power of collaborative ideas, people and technology for the welfare of humanity.'
Sri Ratan Tata and Sri N. Chandrashekaran, offering the software to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba during the launch of the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Programme, 23rd November 2010
A systematic and progressive intervention is made to empower the teachers with the needed skill sets, content and motivation to bring about gradual and sustainable changes in the school atmosphere and facilitate learning across all domains of interaction - classroom, corridor, campus and community (4C’s).
As per the guidance given by Bhagawan from time to time, the project aims at delivering education that is Insightful, Inspiring, Enjoyable and Participative.
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini is an open-ended project to harness technology as the key enabler to replicate on a national scale, the success of the model of Integral Education - combining value based education with academic excellence - followed at the university and schools founded by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba; and create a generation of well-qualified young men and women, who are filled with a burning desire to serve the motherland, a keen sense of integrity, empathy for their brethren and a serene spiritual discipline. Keeping this overarching objective in mind, the project intends:
1. To ignite the minds of rural children with Insightful ideas
2. To Inspire education with human values
3. To make the teaching – learning process Enjoyable
4. To channelize the Participation of youth towards self - rewarding service.
1. To make 'Human Value Based Secular Education' available free to rural children.
2. To use technology to facilitate greater percolation of educational initiative.