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
Having been introduced into the Sai fold as a SSS Bal Vikas Guru in Singapore, Sri Durga Prasad continued his service activities after his relocation to India in 2014, by joining SSSVV in Hyderabad. Despite his engineering background, he had a short stint in a school for special needs children in Singapore, earning him a certificate in special needs education from Australia. He thanks Swami for orchestrating a Divine plan in a school setting and enabling him to volunteer for SSSVV. His enthusiasm is contagious, which is evident in his meticulous planning and execution of activities during training programs. He is a hands-on and ever available volunteer who oversees SSSVV implementation in 5 Sai Schools in Guntur and Prakasam districts on behalf of the AP State Team.
An alumnus of SSSIHL Brindavan campus, Sri Ramesh Kunnath currently works as Vice President for Tax Transformation Office in Deloitte Hyderabad. After graduation, he started his volunteering journey by joining the famous Hyderabad Sai Youth. With Divine blessings, Ramesh had an opportunity to lead Deloitte Community Involvement Projects in collaboration with local Sai Samithis (SSSO) in Hyderabad right from 2004, when he first joined Deloitte. It was called Deloitte Swadesh (based on Grama Seva concept creating role model villages) and had 500 active volunteers till 2013. He plays a pivotal role in leading Deloitte and SSSVV collaboration which started in 2014 and which continues to grow stronger and wider every year.
Sri G. Bhuvanesh has had the good fortune of studying in Sri Sathya Sai educational institutions right from Class 1. After completing MA Economics in 2013 at Puttaparthi, he had an opportunity to be a part of SSSVV, supporting Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States. He currently works with Deloitte as a Senior Marketing Analyst. He deems it a great privilege and thanks Bhagawan profusely for making him an instrument in His Divine mission to lead SSSVV initiative at Deloitte during the Deloitte Impact Day (their CSR intervention) on November 29, 2019, involving 5000 volunteers across 3 Deloitte locations - Hyderabad, Bangalore and Gurgaon.
A Science graduate holding a diploma in computer applications, Sis. Pramodhini Reddy is an alumna of SSSIHL, Anantapur Campus. She has worked as a process executive in a recruitment division and carries the experience to serve SSSVV as a State Coordinator of Karnataka. Her association with SSSVV gives her a lot of joy; a sense of self- satisfaction and helps her to be ever vigilant and energetic, thus, coordinating periodic trainings and workshops for the rural schools in Karnataka.
An alumna of SSSIHL, Anantapur Campus, Ms. Sai Leela Swaminathan, has twenty five years of teaching experience under her belt. Apart from working at the prestigious Army Public School, Bolarum, Secunderabad, Sai Leela also serves as a trainer in SSSVV. Moreover, she designs modules for Pedagogical Practices on Changing Styles of Learning. For the past 4 years, she has been actively guiding and planning the SSSVV-Deloitte engagement with design modules for various creative and enjoyable Teaching-Learning Aids for rural schools across India. She trains teachers of the 5 Sai Schools in Guntur and Prakasam districts of AP on SSSVV implementation and professional development.
SSSVV's Content Lead and the Creative Head for the Activity Based Learning as well as Arts & Crafts, Dr. Srividya Sridhar is committed to volunteering full-time in the various SSSVV verticals. This year's unprecedented success of Deloitte Impact Day can be traced to her meticulous planning, clear articulation of goals and systematic compilation of activities needed in all 3 Deloitte teams across Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Gurugram in NCR. Thanks to her broad as well as in-depth understanding of the program, SSSVV volunteers could engage with thousands of Deloitte employees in a meaningful way. We salute her dedication, commitment and hard work. Dr. Srividya has also led the successful completion of the academic content for CBSE and 6 State Boards from Grade1-9. We salute her dedication and hard work.
Sis. Asha Suresh is the SSSVV's State Coordinator for Delhi-NCR. She has worked assiduously to string together a bigger band of SSSVV volunteers in the national capital, and motivated old and new members to revive and recommit to SSSVV activities. At a short notice this year, she deftly coordinated the SSSVV engagement with a team of nearly 1000 Deloitte employees, two dozen SSSVV volunteers and a dozen students and teachers from SSSVV content generation schools of her zone for a seamlessly productive day where Teaching-Learning Aids and Science Models were created to benefit 120 teachers, 8000 students across 51 select schools.
Sri. MRK Prasad is a seasoned volunteer of SSSVV and the team's State Coordinator for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He has successfully built a strong relationship with the Deloitte Hyderabad leadership as well as with a strong base of Sai university alumni working at Deloitte. As a result of his efforts at team building, SSSVV has been successfully partnering with Deloitte over the past 4 years to create world-class teaching-learning aids for rural SSSVV schools, thereby, empowering rural teachers and bringing the joy of learning and exploring to rural students.
Bro. Gowtham Chetta is a commerce graduate and a practising Auditor having his own firm. He has been a Balvikas student since his childhood and is a member of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Hindupur. He has been associated with SSSVV since 2011, donning various roles as an IT Volunteer to a lead School Relationship Coordinator and Training Coordinator for Karnataka. With his impeccable dedication and enthusiasm, he never ceases to amaze his peers. He is always only a phone call away to offer his strong, silent and systematic support in any vertical of SSSVV. His presence on the team is always reassuring.