Ideal education that brings out latent human values and develops character.

The end of education is character. Education without character is useless.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba, November 20, 2001

In 1963 Sri Sathya Sai Baba declared the purpose, in part, of his life of service, teachings of wisdom, and selfless love, “…for establishing dharma (righteousness) on a firm footing…The dharma that has fled to the forests has to be brought back into the villages and towns. The a-dharma (unrighteousness) that is ruining the villages and towns must be driven back into the jungle.

How do the programs of Sathya Sai Education fit into the noble purpose of the life of Sri Sathya Sai Baba? In the stream of wisdom flowing in his discourses and writings through the years, he has enlightened us as to the very purpose of our lives, to realize our inherent divinity or human spirit. He established the Sathya Sai Organizations, and in the charter declared the purpose: to help mankind realize the inherent divinity or human spirit. He taught the correct and true process of education, Educare: bringing out that which is within, our inherent human spirit or divinity.
The purpose of true education, the purpose of life, the purpose of the Sri Sathya Sai Organizations is the same: to help mankind realize the inherent human spirit or divinity.

True education, by the process of Educare, integrates spiritual and secular education. In this way, true education is inclusive of and is beyond the narrow confines of religion or nationality. Educare is the same the world over. As Sri Sathya Sai Baba has said, “Truth is One, there is no American truth, no Russian truth. Truth is One.”


Sri Sathya Sai Baba has fostered a unique approach to education called educare, drawing out divine qualities of Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Nonviolence 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.”

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 (ISSE) were soon established to train teachers and assure quality. There are now 28 Institutes of Sathya Sai Education (ISSEs) in 28 countries, and 39 Sathya Sai Schools around the world. ISSEs have expanded their portfolios to include training adults in the community in Sathya Sai Education in Human Values.

Sai Spiritual Education

In 1969 Sri Sathya Sai Baba began a program for children in India to teach ancient principles of righteousness. The program became known as Bal Vikas (Blossoming of the Child), and outside India it is now known a Sai Spiritual Education (SSE). The SSE program is conducted for children by Sri Sathya Sai International Organization centers in over 100 countries. SSE promotes the Unity of Religions, the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man, placing a ceiling on one’s desires, and the emergence into thought, word, and deed of the five human values: Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Nonviolence; all exemplified with stories about the life of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Sathya Sai Education in Human Values

The Sathya Sai Education in Human Values program (SSEHV) fosters the emergence of the five human values espoused by Sri Sathya Sai Baba: Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Nonviolence. These values are inherent in human beings. Through the process of Educare, teachers guide students to bring out their innate human values into thought, word and deed.

SSEHV community-based programs for children and adults are provided free by 28 Institutes of Sathya Sai Education around the world. SSEHV programs do not focus on any one spiritual leader or any one religion.

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!

Video Library

Collection of videos on Sai Education students, Schools, Institutes, and Sri Sathya Sai Baba's teachings on educare.