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
A senior special Educator at Spastics Society of Karnataka, Mrs. Aarthi Raina's dream turned into reality when she joined SSSVV as a mentor and hand hold teachers to change the perspective of being a conventional teacher to delivering lessons using MultiMedia. She feels that it is a precious journey that has "opened a different window in the room of her heart". SSSVV is happy to have you in its journey as well, Mrs. Aarthi Raina.
An alumna of Sri Sathya Sai institution for Women, Dharwad, Ms. Shivleela Kuravatti is a gold medalist with M.Sc and a B.Ed degree to her name. She is currently the Principal of Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir School, Sai Charan Campus, Dharwad, Karnataka. Her first SSSVV training in 2016 brought her into SSSVV fold and today, she has been giving her time to serve as a mentor for Sai Schools in Karnataka and Odisha. SSSVV is fortunate to have Ms. Shivleela on our team.
Mrs. Vasanta Brahmandam is a qualified trainer in Social Studies, English language, Education in Human Values, and Balavikas with a diverse working background in Pune, Muscat, and USA. She started her journey in SSSVV as a reviewer of Social Studies in 2012 and has ever since been involved in all aspects of content and training one can name in SSSVV. She is currently in the content creation team of Social Studies. She feels happy to be a drop in this Vahini and SSSVV is happy to embrace such sincere drops of seva to make the Vahini flow ceaselessly. We salute your dedication, Mrs. Vasanta.
A qualified Cost Accountant who changed careers to take up Special Education as her focus, Mrs. Ambika Subramanian is a trainer in the Train The Teacher program and a mentor in the Phone Your Friend program. She considers herself privileged to be a little drop in the mighty ocean of Swami's Divine mission and finds great satisfaction in guiding rural teachers effectively. SSSVV appreciates Mrs. Ambika's involvement and wishes her the best in this journey.
A teacher by profession, Mrs. Lalitha Sampat has served as a Principal for three years as well. Having worked under different set ups, be it for underprivileged children or fresh recruits in Delhi Police, or in Government schools, teaching spoken and written English and Sanskrit as well, Mrs. Lalitha has a wide repertoire as a teacher and trainer. She is associated with SSSVV right from its inception as a Social Science content creator and is back again after a short break as a trainer and mentor for Virtual Training and Phone Your Friend program. SSSVV feels honoured to have her in the mission.