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
"Canada based Geeta Vora is a retired Physiotherapist who has practiced in both public and private sectors at Mumbai, Kenya and Canada. She works as a Teacher Assistant at Sathya Sai School, Toronto and has been a facilitator of Sathya Sai Value parenting program for 20 years. At SSSVV, she is part of the Phone Your Friend, Gujarat team where she has mentored two teachers from Gujarat Sai schools, with impeccable language skills and a never give up attitude. She is an inspiration to others for her selfless service. She feels blessed that with the current technology, she is able to help fellow brothers and sisters in the advancement of English language skills. Thank you, Geeta."
A student of the Doctoral Program in Sociology, Rabina Elangbam hails from Assam. She brings a wide range of SAI activities to her credit - a Mahila District Youth coordinator; an instructor in the Sri Sathya Sai National Leadership program for self-transformation at organization level; a Balvikas alumna, who is a part of Sai Samyukta Shruti Shreni an e-veda learning platform. At SSSVV, she is a mentor in the Phone Your Friend (PYF) program mentoring a young adult in learning English language. She has also translated the PYF Modules in Manipuri language for SAI IN app. Bravo, Rabina!
Jothy Ganesan from Chennai, Tamilnadu holds B.Tech degree in Information Technology and has been working as an IT professional for 17 years. Her stint at SSSVV is just a period of a year and a half in the Phone Your Friend (PYF) Program, TN where she has helped a small town teacher in Chithode progress in PYF levels of English mastery with ease. She attributes this success to the energetic participation of her mentee in PYF calls, thus making it a win-win situation for both of them. Congratulations, Jothy Ganesan.
Mumbai based Cdr. Balakrishnan Nair is a B.Tech graduate currently pursuing PhD in Marine Hydrodynamics from IIT Madras. He has served in the Indian Navy for 24 years. He has been a Marine Consultant and a Certified Financial Consultant of HDFC Life as well. He belongs to the ever vibrant Content Team, bringing fresh ideas in creating enriching assets for Primary and Middle School syllabus of Tamil Nadu’s Samacheer Kalvi. Creative and committed with a passion to serve SSSVV, Balakrishnan Nair is an asset to the Content Team.
An M.B.A graduate from Hyderabad, Telangana, Vikram Babu Maddineni is an IT Consultant with 13 years of experience in various IT companies. He is currently working with LORHAN IT, Hyderabad. He began his Volunteering journey with SSSVV through the Phone Your Friend Program (PYF) in April 2021 and has successfully completed basic level course for his mentee, a school teacher from Sri Sathya Sai Gurukula Vidyaniketan, Bejjanki. He looks forward to his next assignment in PYF program with great enthusiasm. Thank you, Vikram Babu.