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
Sri. M. Jagga Rao M.A., B.L. is a banker with 30 years of experience. An active member of the SSS Seva organisation, he has a natural flair for teaching English grammar. His versatility in this area makes him an ideal PYF mentor. Currently he is coaching two teachers in AP and finds the experience gratifying.
With a Master's in English and B.Ed, Ms. Uma Maheswari has over two decades of teaching experience. She is also a private tutor for students appearing for competitive exams or interviews. In 2015, she began working with SSSVV West Bengal content generation team and since 2019, she took up Phone-Your Friend or PYF 2019 for Sai School teachers of rural AP and Odisha. Uma is an asset to the program.
With a M.A. in English Literature and M.Ed in special education, Ms Sasi Rekha Vinjamuri has been teaching children with disabilities for 20 years in Singapore. Since 2018 she has been taking Phone-Your-Friend or PYF lessons so well that currently she is mentoring three teachers in AP and Odisha. The rural teachers are fortunate to have such an accomplished mentor.
A Science graduate with extensive banking experience, Sri Muralidhar was attracted to Sai teachings through his daughter-in-law and grand daughters. After retirement he taught Banking in IFBI, Hyderabad and now he participates in SSSVV's spoken English program Phone-Your-Friend (PYF). His life experiences and maturity make him a patient PYF instructor who is committed to empowering his mentee,a rural teacher to speak fluent English.