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SSE (Sai Spiritual Education)

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 programme 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. 

The Sai Spiritual Education Programme based on the principle of Educare, is aimed at helping children develop human excellence.  The aims of SSE are to foster character development and spiritual transformation through helping children to:

(1) Practise placing a ceiling on their desires,

(2) Render selfless service to others,

(3) Appreciate the unity of the different faiths, and

(4) Learn about the life and teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

The five human values – Sathya (Truth), Dharma (Right Conduct), Shanthi (Peace), Prema (Love) and Ahimsa (Non-violence), are elicited through lessons based on the five teaching techniques: stories, songs, prayers or quotations, silent sitting/tuning-in, and group activities. Stories, songs, and prayers are selected from all countries, cultures, and faiths in order to foster awareness and appreciation of the unifying principles underlying all of the major religions. Stories of exemplars from society are given equal placement with the great prophets, as examples of ordinary human beings who have risen to the status of hero. Such examples inspire and encourage children to believe that they can aspire to similar heights. Through these lessons, the children learn about the importance of respecting their parents, properly discharging their duties at home, being loyal to and taking pride in their country, helping the less fortunate, and showing tolerance and respect for all religions.

The Sai Spiritual Education programme complements and supplements the formal education that children receive from their regular school.

Modern EducationSai Spiritual Education
Develops Sciences and is limited to booksDevelops Senses and is beyond books
It questionsIt is a quest
Mind is shaped by external sourcesMind is shaped by the Inner Source
Teaches survival philosophyTeaches Divine philosophy
Is for the HeadIs for the Head, Heart and Hands
May result in discontentment & unhappinessPositively leads to contentment & happiness
Produces great peopleProduces great & good people
Is for a livingIs useful for life
Is information-orientedIs transformation-oriented

Developments in the social sciences have not been able to curb significantly the expressions of hatred, anger, greed, jealousy and egoistic pride prevalent in society. Media glorification of criminal activity, self-destructive behaviours, domestic and other forms of violence is impacting negatively on the minds and attitudes of the young people all over the world. The SSE programme seeks to counter the effect of these unfortunate trends on the students.

Special Features of SSE Curriculum @ Sri Sathya Sai Society 

Enriched syllabus on Life, Teachings and Works of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba blended with spiritual knowledge and wisdom from the Holy Scriptures, based on the 5 basic Human Values of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence

  • Service projects and Field trips
  • Sai Co-curricular Activities (SCA) – Vedas & Bhajans
  • Advanced classes for learning of vedas & bhajans
  • Holiday programmes to hone specific skills
  • For Parents – Sai Parenting Workshops, Study Circle for Parents, Parent-Teacher meetings

Details of SSE conducted by Sri Sathya Sai Society:

Mode: e-learning mode (due to current pandemic situation)

Term structure:

Term 1: 10th Jan – 11th Apr 2021         Term 2: 4th Jul – 26th Sep 2021

Level structure (2021):

Tiny Tots – age 4 to 6

Group 1A (i) – age 7  

Group 1A (ii) – age 8

Group 1B (i) – age 9

Group 1B (ii) – age 10

Group 2 (i) – age 11  

Group 2 (ii) – age 12

Group 3 – age 13 to 14

Group 4 – age 15 to 18

SSE Online class schedule (Sunday mornings)

Registration for SSE

For registration, please complete this Online Form: https://goo.gl/forms/JOGKFu6GNDAkkUVt2.

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  • Register for SSE

    Registrations:

    There are two intakes for registration in the SSE programme – January and July. Parents may register using the form provided at the bottom of this page.  For your convenience, the following key information is repeated below:

    Details of SSE conducted by Sri Sathya Sai Society, Singapore :
    Sunday, 9.15am to 11.45am
    Sathya Sai Baba Centre, 133 Moulmein Road, Singapore 308083

    Presently, due to the current pandemic situation, the classes are held online.

    Term structure:

    Term 1: 10th Jan – 11th Apr 2021

    Term 2: 4th July – 26th September 2021

    Level structure (2021):

    Tiny Tots – age 4 to 6

    Group 1A (i) – age 7

    Group 1A (ii) – age 8

    Group 1B (i) – age 9

    Group 1B (ii) – age 10

    Group 2 (i) – age 11

    Group 2 (ii) – age 12

    Group 3 – age 13 to 14

    Group 4 – age 15 to 18

    SSE Programme consists of weekly lessons and Sai Centred Activities. Please see details in the main SSE page : https://saisociety.org.sg/sse/.

    Please use the Online Form Below to register

    Online Form: https://goo.gl/forms/JOGKFu6GNDAkkUVt2

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