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
Bangalore based Mrs. Madhavi Chillara is an alumnus of SSSHIL (1994-97 batch), Anantapur campus. After completing her M.Sc. (Physics) from University of Madras, she had worked as a lecturer in Physics for a few years. Presently she works as a freelancer, training school kids in Mathematics and Physics. She has been actively contributing to SSSVV as an author over the past one year and has a couple of enriching MLPs in Mathematics to her name. She finds volunteering for SSSVV extremely rewarding and is grateful to Bhagawan for giving her this unique platform to serve Him.
Mr. Mahesh Mahadevan is an IT Volunteer from the overseas team of SSSVV that works silently and with utmost dedication. Having joined SSSVV in February 2019, he considers it a blessing to use his IT skills for the benefit of rural children, being physically away from India. His forte is to create innovative presentation of concepts using IT tools with ease, along with his wife, Anjali, who makes a great team.
Mr. S. Mukundan, an engineer by profession, finds great joy and fulfilment in serving Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini after retirement. He uses his marketing acumen and professional expertise to steer the Karnataka State Team as the Mission English- PYF lead. He has visited various supported schools as part of the State Training Team.
Mrs. Anurupa Roy Choudhury is the PYF team lead for West Bengal. The Sai School in Kolkata has about twelve mentees whose English Language skills have improved dramatically since they joined the programme. Their enthusiasm levels are high ! The mentors too are dedicated to Swami’s mission. Anurupa feels very fulfilled that Mission English has been such a success in this school!
Dr. Neelam Dasgupta, has been a recipient of Bhagawan’s love since childhood and has been a Balvikas student and a devoted Sai Sevak throughout. A committed educationist, she taught at a prestigious university in Delhi for many years and currently serves as head of a Primary School in New Delhi. Dr. Neelam leads the Mission English–PYF North region and considers this opportunity to serve the Lord and His mission as a singular blessing.