Teachers are reservoirs from which, through the process of education, students draw the elixir of life.
-Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba launched the SSSVV program on 23rd November, 2010 to meet the growing need for holistic education for all. This project harnesses technology to replicate on a national scale, the success of the model of integral education followed at the Sai schools and university in and around Prasanthi Nilayam, which combine values-based education with academic excellence. It aims to create a generation of well-qualified young men and women, with a burning desire to serve the motherland, a strong sense of responsible citizenship, integrity, and empathy for their brethren, apart from a spiritual outlook. The guiding principle of SSSVV is to make human values infused secular information available free to teachers and their pupils. Leveraging technology for remote access, the program calls upon the altruistic attitude of enthusiastic volunteers with education, training and technology backgrounds to achieve the dream of Integral Education for All, Integral Education by All
Mrs. Sai Jayanthi Ravi, an alumnus from the first batch of SSSIHL, Anantapur Campus in 1982, has served as a Science and Maths teacher and later as a Principal of a school for two years, imparting values all along. In 2014, Phone Your Friend (PYF) opportunity knocked at her doors. Having faced challenges initially, the enthusiasm, interest and the sincerity of the teachers had been a motivating force for the last six years for her. She is thankful to Bhagawan for the opportunity and we appreciate Mrs. Jayanthi’s undaunting spirit in training many rural teachers through this program.
Ms. Lakshmi Parasuraman has 35 years of experience in the field of education and is a retired HOD of Government Polytechnic College, Nagpur. She has been associated with the SSSVV program since 2013 and has been contributing as a trainer, content creator and Marathi translator cum reviewer. She has been instrumental in launching Mission English-Phone Your Friend program in 3 schools at Nagpur. Currently, she supports the effective implementation and monitoring the progress of PYF program in these schools. She considers herself to be blessed and is grateful to be a part of SSSVV. She is truly a valuable asset for the SSSVV Maharashtra Team!
Mr. Guru Kurubarahalli, a PhD(Management Science) from USA, is a very active mentor in one our schools in Karnataka. Bringing with him 25 years of corporate experience in various capacities, he has been helping his mentee improve English language with his innovative methods and style. We salute Mr. Guru Kurubarahalli’s spirit of volunteerism and pray that he continues to serve as an inspiration to others.
Initiated into the Sai fold at a young age, Mrs. Vidya Naik has been actively participating in SSSO activities. She serves as a Phone Your Friend (PYF) mentor in SSSVV, having 20 plus years of experience as a teacher and coordinator in a reputed school in Mumbai. This experience has helped her see a remarkable improvement in her mentee’s English language within a very short period. Kudos to Mrs. Vidya Naik for her continuous dedicated service.
After completing Doctorate in Hydrobiology, Dr. Malini has been teaching for more than 25 years. She joined SSSVV in 2011 and has been involved in mapping of syllabi, content preparation for English and Science of lower and higher classes and also being a mentor for the same. In addition, she is also a part of Phone Your Friend (PYF) program. SSSVV salutes Dr. Malini’s zestful service.
Mr. Sai Lalith hails from Palakkad, Kerala. His association with SSSVV started in 2014 as an Infrastructure Coordinator and in Content Delivery with the help of SRCs. Currently, he is serving as State Training Coordinator for the state of Karnataka. Mr. Lalith very modestly says that he is looking forward to contribute his tiny drop in Swami's Vision of "Integral Education For All By All". SSSVV Team admires the enthusiasm and resolve of Mr. Lalith.
Mr. K Sahan Kumar is a Software Professional who has a double masters degree to his name. He is associated with Bal Vikas since childhood and has secured state rank in Pre Sevadal course from Hindupur, Andhra Pradesh. He joined SSSVV in 2012 as Phone Your Friend (PYF) volunteer and is currently, the State Training Coordinator of Karnataka. He feels blessed and excited to be part of this life time opportunity of working towards Swami's mission in the field of education. SSSVV Team is proud to have such young guns in its arsenal.