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
Kamaraju Turaga has over 35 years’ experience in Engineering and IT industries in senior strategic and line management functions. He consults as a strategy leader who advises start-ups on aligning their business models with digital strategy. At SSSVV he leads the State Team Training for Telangana and is also on the leadership team that collaborates with an MNC for their NGO partnership with SSSVV. This annual partnership involves engaging with about 10,000 employees of the corporate to create digital and physical assets for use by thousands of children in hundreds of rural schools across India. Thank you Sri Kamaraju.
An alumna of SSSIHL from 1987 – 92, Bangalore based Sandhya Uchil holds an MBA degree in finance and has worked in the Financial sector for 20 years, before quitting to join SSSVV as a full time author, mentor, and trainer in the last one year. She has been involved in some Training and Content creation since. She strongly feels that anything one does here is only a tiny drop in the big ocean. She is always intrigued by the kind of selfless and dedicated work that is being done by volunteers at SSSVV. This fills her with the desire to do more. Thank you Sandhya.
With a B.Com and MBA degrees from SSSIHL, Abhishek Ganapathy is a Senior IT Executive at Tata Trusts, Mumbai. He joined SSSVV Multimedia Team in 2020 and is now a Social Studies MM coordinator. Professional or personal work had never been an excuse for Abhishek to defer SSSVV work as he feels that volunteering for SSSVV provides the daily requirement of nutrients for him. SSSVV is proud of you, Abhishek.
A grateful alumna of SSSIHL, Surekha Parthasarathy works in DRDO, Delhi. She joined SSSVV in 2014 as an Asset Coordinator and has moved on to become an author and has pitched in with beautiful PowerPoint presentations to the Math team whenever required. She is a classic example of SSSVV volunteers who work beyond boundaries. She is currently helping the Content Team Karnataka complete their primary content. Congratulations Surekha. Way to go!
A teacher at Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Aluva , Kerala, Biju. P.K. has 14 years of teaching experience in CBSE Schools, Kerala handling Science for Grades 1 to 6 and Physics for Grades 7 to 10. She was introduced to SSSVV in 2020 and has started her journey as an EVS Author for TN Board Primary Content, another classic example of working beyond borders. Her passion is to serve SSSVV and she has been doing it right for over a year now. Bravo, Biju!