Wherever Sathya [Truth], Dharma [Righteousness], Santhi [Peace] and Prema [Love] are emphasised, in whatever religion or language, there we have Sanathana Dharma [the Eternal Gospel].
Whoever tries to understand the Human Values of Truth, Righteous conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence properly, who practises these values and propagates them with zeal and sincerity can alone be described as a truly educated person.– Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 24 March 1958
Education in Human Values is one of the cardinal principles of the Sai Organisation and all the education efforts by the organisation are solidly based on these five basic human values; Truth (Sathya), Right-conduct (Dharma), Peace (Shanti), Love (Prema) and Non-violence (Ahimsa).
Currently, The Education Wing conducts the Sathya Sai Education In Human Values (SSEHV) classes (Bal Vikas) and also runs the Sathya Sai School in Kisaju a town about 60 km from Nairobi.
SSEHV (Bal Vikas) Classes
The SSEHV (Bal Vikas) classes are recommended for all children between the ages of six and sixteen. Aside from being taught the Human Values, the children are also taught about all the major religions in the world, spirituality, bhajans and slokas and also how to deal with everyday life situations such as peer pressure etc. The classes are conducted every Saturday afternoon from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM with a special balvikas bhajan being conducted on the last Saturday of each month.
Sathya Sai School – Kisaju
This Centre established the Sathya Sai Education Trust in 2001. The Sathya Sai Education Trust established the Sathya Sai School in Kisaju which is a pioneering autonomous education project in Kenya. The objective of the trust is to establish and operate learning institutions by providing an ideal value based education system. Not only do the institutions follow the national curriculum, but also integrate the Human Values – Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love, and Non Violence – in the education system in order to promote spiritual, moral, academic and environmental awareness in the pupil’s developmental process. The school provides free education including free boarding and lodging facilities for destitute and marginalised children. The school is a Primary School from Class 1 to Class 8.
In addition, the pupils are taught to develop a positive perspective of life in relation with others for the national welfare of all. They should have a balanced view of various cultures, religions and customs prevailing in Kenya so that they become indoctrinated into the principles of ‘Brotherhood of man’ and ‘Fatherhood of God’.
Bookshop and Library
The Centre maintains a bookshop for selling books on Sai literature. Contact Brother Dave (Caretaker for the Centre) to buy any books.
The Centre also maintains a library with a reading room for Sai Publications and Journals. Devotees are welcome to visit the library and use the reading room as well as borrow books to take home.
The calendar below shows the schedule of all service related activities. For more information or to find out how to get involved with the education wing, please email the Education Coordinator, Sister Prema Bahra.