Ideal education that brings out latent human values and develops character
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The end of education is character. Education without character is useless.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, November 20, 2001


Sri Sathya Sai Baba has fostered a unique approach to education called educare, drawing out divine qualities of truth, right-conduct, peace, love and non-violence which are latent within the individual. Educare aligns the heart, head, and hands. True education must in Sai Baba’s words, “broaden the heart and expand one’s love.”  True education is “that which fosters the sense of oneness, draws out one’s divine qualities and promotes the blossoming of human personality.” 

Related: Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s discourses on Educare

Sathya Sai Schools and Institutes

Sathya Sai Schools integrate educare with traditional curriculum promoting students with good character skilled in academic areas. Sai Baba established the first Sathya Sai School in India in 1968. By the early 1990s Sathya Sai Schools began to be established outside India, and Institutes of Sathya Sai Education (ISSSE) were soon established to train teachers and assure quality. There are now 31 Institutes of Sathya Sai Education (ISSSEs) in 31 countries, and 37 Sathya Sai Schools around the world.

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Brazil Sri Sathya Sai School in Ribierao Preto


Inspired by the teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba the Bal Vikas programme was established in India in 1969 to teach the country’s spiritual heritage to children of devotees. Later to be known as Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) outside India, the programmes promoted Unity of Religions, the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man, and stories about the life of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. By the 1980s the SSE programme was also adapted to foster human and spiritual values in children of parents who were not devotees without the focus on a specific spiritual leader. This new programme called Sri Sathya Sai Education in Human Values (SSSEHV) is taught in community and after-school settings.

SSE Conference 2015

Related: SSE and SSSEHV

Sai Shine

Sathya Sai Education programs around the world are helping students to bring out their latent human values, and shine with the strength of their character. We offer this section of the website as Sai Shine platform for all the students of Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) and Sathya Sai Schools to connect with their inner Sai, share their experiences, and let their Sai Shine!

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