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
Ms. Varshini Padmanabhan has a B. Com (Hons) from SSSIHL, Anantapur and is currently pursuing MBA from the same campus. She has completed CA Intermediate as well. In 2017, she joined SSSVV as a fellowship scholar and was attached to Sathya Sai Schools, Erode and Chithode where she had brought about a whole new learning shift in the minds of little children. She is always on call when she is off from studies and during the last three months, she has extended her support in coordinating SSSVV TN online programs. We are happy to have Varshini back in SSSVV team.
An SSSVV fellowship scholar in 2018, Ms. Shruthi Shankaran has completed B.Com and MBA from SSSIHL, Anantapur. She was deployed in Sri Sathya Sai Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School, Thiruvottiyur during her fellowship year when she had a chance to tap into the young talents latent in the students and bring them to fore. SSSVV is proud to have Shruthi help team TN again by mapping and creating content for Social Studies team.
A highly enthusiastic teacher as she puts it, Ms. Jayashree Narayanan has an M.Sc, M.Phil and a B.Ed from SSSIHL, Anantapur. Having worked as a Vice Principal for 6 years in Sri Sathya Sai Matriculation School, Erode, TN, she had the chance to handle Education in Human Values along with Mathematics. She had played the roles of a Content Creator, Reviewer, Mentor and a Trainer in SSSVV since 2011 and feels blessed to have learnt the components of teaching which has added value to her learning curve. She rejoins Team SSSVV TN as a virtual trainer and we are happy to extend a warm welcome to her services.
Ms. Meenakshi Rajan has an M.Phil degree in Mathematics and a B.Ed from SSSIHL, Anantapur. She has over a decade and a half of teaching experience in schools and colleges. She joined SSSVV in 2012 and has also received the Best Mentor award in ABC in the year 2015 at Prasanthi Nilayam. She has rejoined team TN after a break to assist the virtual training team in its various initiatives as a trainer. SSSVV is glad to have her back to bring more power to the women team at SSSVV TN.