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
The supremely talented and qualified Malini is based in Nagpur. She holds a Diploma in EHV apart from B.E, MBA. As a volunteer for the SSSVV Phone-Your-Friend or PYF programme she believes that sharing the gift of knowledge is also a great form of service. She has been a PYF mentor and assessor for Maharashtra. She has translated and recorded audio content for skits and lesson plans and also serves as a PYF mentor for Ahmedabad. She is delighted to be a part of SSSVV family and feels blessed to be able to use her many talents and strengths to empower rural teachers.
Arti Kaul from Delhi/NCR is a commited content and multimedia team member who also serves as a PYF mentor. An alumna of the Sri Sathya Sai College for Women, Bhopal, she is a post-graduate in Journalism. Her career in e-learning spanning 18 years, involves working in the domain of blended learning for School Education with a reputed publishing house. A teacher at heart, she calls her association with SSSVV and PYF a Divine Plan that gave direction and purpose to her life and there has been no looking back.
Sagolsem Yaikohambi Devi is an enthusiastic mentor with SSSVV's spoken English program Phone-Your-Friend or PYF. She is also the State Youth Coordinator of SSS Seva Organisation, Manipur. She holds M.A., M.Ed and is presently working as a lecturer in a Teacher's Education College in Imphal, where she teaches 'School Culture Leadership and Change and Towards Understanding the Self'. At SSSVV, we commend her for her dedication to empower a rural teacher to speak English with confidence.
Smita Dhantal, MA in English from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur campus also holds a Cambridge International Diploma in Teacher Training (2013). Currently pursuing her PhD in English and Cultural Studies, she is widely published and holds a Diploma in Education in Human Values. At SSSVV Smitha has been an enthusiastic and driven Phone-Your-Friend (PYF) volunteer for a teacher in Surat, Gujarat where is successfully uses her rich language skills to help a teacher learn to read, write, listen and speak English with confidence. Team SSSVV is blessed to have her on board.
An alumna of the SSS School Prasanthi Nilayam ('84-'89) and the SSSIHL, Anantapur, ('89 - '94), Mysore resident Preeti Somaiah feels blessed to be a part of the SSSVV team since April 2020 where she serves as a content writer. This gives her an opportunity to render her gratitude to her Master for the countless blessings received. To be a tiny drop in the SSSVV ocean of selfless service fills her with pride and humility. Apart from her skillset and learning, Preeti brings selflessness and humanity to the team and treats her volunteering responsibilities with dedication, devotion and enormous love.
The Mumbai based Priya Nanaiah is a grateful product of the Sai education system where she studied for 8 years, completing her high school and university which included a B. Ed degree. An educator by profession with 21 years of experience teaching Mathematics & Science across India, she has actively promoted social work and community service throughout and worked closely with a number of NGOs. She feels blessed to be a part of the the SSSVV program for she sees the opportunity as a culmination of her spiritual aspirations and the perfect avenue to thank her Master for all the blessings that she received as His student.