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Region 6 Education Wing

"Education should be useful to society. It should make citizens follow the path of morality and righteousness and make their lives happy."

~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Our children are the future leaders who can make a difference in the world. Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has designed Sathya Sai Education to remind man that he is innately divine, an embodiment of love and the crown of the creation. Swami says that Education is for life and not for living and he wants the process to begin from childhood. The problems seen in the world today are due to the failure of mankind to practice the inherent human values in them.

With Swami's grace, SSE is flourishing in Region 6. Reading centre and Southampton group have been established for years. This year Folkestone and Farnborough have also received SSE training. Folkestone is currently taking classes monthly with a large group of children who are very enthusiastic and excited with this new opportunity.

In the past, children have taken part in diverse festivals, Multi-faith prayers, Swami's Birthday celebrations, plays and musicals. In 2000, 9 children from Region 6 joined a national group ‘Sai Mahima' to present a musical of Swami's life at the lotus feet of our beloved Bhagawan. Most recently in 2010, our children were blessed to be part of the National SSE Choir and travelled to Prasanthi Nilayam to sing in front of Swami.

"The present system of education aims at making you breadwinners and citizens, but it does not give you the secret of a happy life, namely discrimination between the unreal and the real."

~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 2nd February 1958

In addition to the syllabus and learning about festivals, the children involve themselves in events and activities such as:

  1. National SSE tribute for Swami's Memorial day.
  2. Participation in Multi-faith celebration.
  3. Celebration of Easwaramma Day at centre level.
  4. Celebration of Guru Poornima at local level.
  5. Family Values Day hosted by the youths in Reading.

Our Family Values Day was organized by the youths in Reading and the event was on the theme of 'Mother Earth'. This was to encourage the group to think about the environment and how our actions are having adverse effects, impacting on Mother Earth. It was a wonderful opportunity to see everyone having fun and learning together. Swami teaches us about nature being the biggest teacher we have and how important it is to preserve mother earth. It is our responsibility to support and inspire our young children to blossom into Sai ideals.

"Education is not for mere living, it is for living a fuller, more meaningful, a more worthwhile life. There is no harm if it is for a gainful employment but the education must realize that existence is not all, that gainful employment is not all. What is needed today is that we should live a life of good quality. The fostering of sterling character and good conduct is the need of the world."

~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 12th September 1963