Q1. What is Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini program?
The Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini program is aimed at integrating values in an innovative way into the school curriculum. It seeks to reflect Swami's guidance through Education in Human Values and connects the same to the school curriculum. It makes school education simpler, easier and much more innovative.
Q2. How did the name Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini emerge for this project?
When a few options for naming this project were presented before Bhagawan, He immediately selected ‘Vidya Vahini’. Then, in His own unassuming, endearing style, He asked, “Do you know that there is also a book by that name?” Not – “I have written a book by that name too”; but – “there is a book by that name”!
Q3. How did it form or what is the thought process behind it?
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini, so christened by our Beloved Bhagawan, seeks to bring the benefits of an integrated education, based on Swami's principles of academic excellence along with development of human values, to the students of rural and under-equipped schools.
Q4. When was this project initiated?
Swami blessed Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini On 6th May 2010.
Q5. What is the purpose?
To motivate & inspire students for Value based learning their curriculum to make them truly good human beings & responsible citizen of Mother India.
Q6. Is there any website where I can get details about the Vidya Vahini Project?
Q7. How exactly values are integrated into the curriculum?
Values are inherent in each chapter. With Swami’s guiding principles these have to be brought out in very subtle way & integrated into the chapters
Q8. What is the validation process for the values and the content?
Class Owners & EHV Experts validate the content & values integrated into them respectively.
Q9. If I am a student how can I use the program, can I access the value lesson plans?
As a student, you would not be having direct access to the lesson plans as such, but the lesson plans are meant to be used for the students so all the values and content of the lesson will be delivered to you by your teacher.
Q10. I am a teacher in a school, how can I participate in this program?
You can participate by way of creating content for your subject for the classes being covered through Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini program. You can also become subject matter expert & validate the lessons/content for its quality.
Q11. I am a school teacher but not tech savvy person , can I still contribute?
Yes you can. You need not to be a techie, as we have youth tech support. You can provide the content in a pre-defined template in legible hand writing. The Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini documentation team comprising of Youth in your city will digitize this document & upload it on the required site for due approvals.
Q12. I am a Balvikas guru. How can I work in Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini?
As a Balvikas guru you are an asset to this program. You need to bring out values in the lessons & integrate these subtly using 5 teaching techniques.
Q13. If I am a SSS village youth coordinator, how can I contribute?
You can contribute by ensuring seamless coordination between the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya vahini teams in your city & the recipient school in your SSSVIP Village. You can also help in completing the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Recipient school survey form with the help of your senior SSSO office bearers like district president of your district & submit it to the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Team coordinator of your city.
Q14. Which are the pilot recipient schools?
Recipient schools identified for Pilot Project are: 1.Hari Uddhav Dhotre School,Phulgaon, Pune, Maharashtra 2.Sri Sathya Sai Jagriti Vidya Mandir, Darwa, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana 3.Government Higher Primary School Kuthigenahalli, Bangalore
Q15. Which education boards are covered under Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini?
The state boards, CBSE, NCERT boards as applicable in Recipient schools. Delivered in their respective medium