Sri Sathya Sai
“End of Education is Character”. Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the Universal Teacher introduced to the world the philosophy and concept of Educare, which is to draw out the latent human values of Truth, Right Action, Peace, Love and Non-violence, that are already present within each individual. This fundamental concept, that rather than focusing on information that is given from without, the emphasis should be on transformation that is from within. Baba has also always held that Education should be a means to translate these values into action in daily life, for it is only when such practices are encouraged by parents at home, teachers in our schools, that one can ensure a happy home, a value-based society, an orderly nation and a peaceful world.
The current education program has its roots in the Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas program which was started in India in 1969. Bal Vikas means “inner blossoming”, signifying the drawing out of the inherent beautiful values. The Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas course is based on two principles – Existence of God & Divinity of Man. The classes are conducted to inculcate the five basic human values of truth, righteousness, peace, love and non-violence in children. It is a multi-faith program inculcating in the tender minds of children, love and respect for all sacred traditions and religions.