Sri Sathya Sai Spiritual Education (Bal Vikas)

This program originally was established in India in 1969 and subsequently was taken up by the Organization all over the world. This is a unique program of spiritual education for children of devotees of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Children of ages 6 to 15, divided into three groups (6-9, 10 -12 and 13-15) participate in this program.

The objectives of SSSSE as defined by Baba are:

  • To raise a generation of boys and girls with a clean and clear conscience.
  • To guide the children in the spiritual path through simple and moral living.
  • To install in the young minds the importance of Duty, Devotion and Discipline.
  • To help them to Love all and Serve all.
  • To help them to grow into worthy citizens, to serve the society, identifying the Divinity present in all.
  • In short, to raise a generation of torch bearers of Sai ideals.

These children are the future leaders of the Organization who can make a difference in the world.

Classes are conducted by the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centres in the different Provinces of Canada. National Curriculum Guidelines are available for the program. The teachers are trained to conduct these classes by structured training programs offered by the Organization. Regular refresher courses are also conducted for the Teachers.

The curriculum includes lesson plans designed for the three age groups. The lesson plans include:

  • Information on the major world religions with emphasis on the Unity of religions – the children learn and understand the prayers from the major religions.
  • Detailed explanation of the 5 core values, namely Truth, Right conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence with examples from the life of Bhagawan Baba and other great personalities who lived an exemplary life based on the values.
  • Protection and care of Nature and environment and respect for Creation. All these aspects are taught through established teaching methodologies. (Please refer to the National Curriculum for details)

The classes are held once a week by the Centres. Please contact the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre near you to enrol your child in the program.