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.
Mumbai based subject matter expert, Ms. Reenu Sippy is a valuable asset to the Vidya Vahini family. Her contribution as a volunteer spans across the Content and Training teams, where as a content creator she actively prepares content for Social Science as per the SSSVV pedagogy and then, as the next step, trains the school teachers to use them. She also plays the role of a mentor for volunteers who are new to content creation.
A Science veteran from Nasik, Ms. Usha Raghavan believes that the true meaning of being a 'teacher' was realised by her only through her association with SSSVV. She has been involved completely in all aspects of SSSVV content donning more roles than one could imagine - as a trainer, content creator, reviewer, mentor and many more that called for her services in the rural schools. SSSVV is proud to have such a dedicated Sai soldier who is humility and poise personified.
Chennai based Ms. Kavitha Mandalappu is a Balvikas Guru, ever-ready-to-learn and an energetic contributor to Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini. Her association with the programme started with content creation for SaMeep and the associated art and craft workshops. Presently, she also contributes as a multimedia mentor and reviewer. Her mentoring, creativity and quality consciousness is inspiring to her teammates.
Bangalore based Ms. Seema Walunjkar is every bit an enthusiastic volunteer. Having worked in a corporate environment for almost 2 decades, she is now associated with an NGO, teaching life skills and imparting career guidance. A multilinguist she brings in a lot of creativity to her work. Her openness to learning and passion to improvise makes her an esteemed volunteer at Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini.