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
Equipped with a Master’s and M.Phil degree in Geography, Mrs. Suhasini Nagaraj has contributed immensely to education as a teacher in Chennai and later on as an author of text books for the Tamil Nadu Textbook Society. Mrs. Suhasini is currently associated with SSSVV as a much respected master trainer and content creator. As always, her recent online training sessions for Master Trainers and Teachers in Karnataka and Odisha have received rave reviews. Recently, she led the Content Standardisation team in its mammoth efforts to bring out the revised Processes, Guidelines and Templates, which would enable creating quality SSSVV content across boards. We salute this seasoned educator for the excellence and patience that she brings to training and content creation.
With a PhD in Psychology and a B.Ed, Dr. Chandra is experienced in handling students of different age groups. At SSSVV she has worked on both online/digital platforms as well as in the real classroom to impart Sai values at the grassroot levels. SSSVV is privileged to have such an experienced professional to train our rural teachers with much love and empathy. During the recent standardisation of the Content Processes, she single handedly created sample videos of effective presentation for each of the seven assets, which was a humongous effort. Her interactive training sessions, in class or online, are a treat for participating teachers.
A rank holder in B.A and M.A. from the University of Madras, Mrs. Akila Indurti also holds B.Ed & M.Phil degrees, while working towards her PhD in English. Since 2012, Mrs. Akila has been a valued member of the SSSVV as a master trainer, content creator and the main lead for the popular spoken English program for rural teachers - Phone Your Friend. Her indomitable spirit is an inspiration to her team of 250+ active volunteers around the world who coach another 250+ rural teachers to speak English with confidence. She also played a major role in putting together the revised language and value content guidelines during the recent Standardisation drill. SSSVV salutes her spirit of giving back to society through her active participation in various capacities in SSSVV.
Mr. P. Hariharan earned his Bachelor of Commerce from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. A Chartered Accountant by training, he currently works as a Director with Deloitte, Bangalore. He is the backbone and architect of various SSSVV technology initiatives, having been an integral member of the SSSVV Tech Team since the inception of the program. He has been instrumental in planning, design, coordination, management, building and training for the SSSVV Portal, Deployment App and Mobile App. Presently, he is working with the team to develop yet another Mobile App for a key SSSVV deliverable. Calm, humble and patient by nature, Mr. Hariharan is an excellent tech trainer who is ever ready to handhold rural teachers till they are comfortable in the use of SSSVV portal, deployment app and mobile app. Given his 360 degrees grasp of the program and multilingualism, he is an asset to the SSSVV team.