About Us

The ISSE-USA is a non-profit organization whose overriding goal is to inspire and facilitate all-around human excellence in all situations: home, school, in the workplace and the community. Our programs and activities are based on the five universal human values of Truth, Right Action, Peace, Love, Non-violence, and their companion sub-values or qualities such as confidence, compassion, courage, respect, integrity, kindness, tolerance, social justice, and environmental responsibility.

Through our primary program of Sathya Sai Education in Human Values – or SSEHV – the ISSE-USA is centrally concerned about the promulgation and practice of universal human values in daily life, and the many positive uses to which one’s knowledge and skills can be applied. SSEHV is compatible with youth, teen, and adult programs. It is readily adaptable to all ages, grade levels, cultures, and conditions, and can be integrated into all school curricular and subject areas.
Beginning in the early 1980s, Sathya Sai Education in Human Values Programs (SSEHV) developed initially in India and then rapidly spread in many parts of the world. The United States of America and the United Kingdom were the first countries outside of India to start SSEHV programs in 1981-83. In 1987, the European Sathya Sai Educare (ESSE) Institute was established in Denmark and training of teachers began in Europe.

The goal of the ISSE-USA is holistic human development of body, mind, and spirit. We strive to exemplify a profound sense of equal inherent value and esteem for all persons and respect for the principles of unity in diversity, social justice, and ecological interdependence.

The Institute Provides

Dedicated Sathya Sai Education in Human Values-trained persons are currently taking the SSEHV program to youth, teens, and adults in school classrooms and in a variety of community venues in cities, rural and remote areas all over the world: Italy, China, many parts of the Continent of Africa including South Africa and Morocco; Japan, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Haiti, Virgin Islands, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Guyana; Dominican Republic, Mexico, Columbia; Peru; Oman; Canada; Guyana; Philippines; Croatia; Greece; Serbia; Spain; Netherlands; Poland; Azerbaijan; Kazakhstan; Malaysia; United Kingdom and more. SSEHV was initiated in India by Sathya Sai Baba, an eminent educator and chancellor of a university system with campuses in four states in India. Sathya Sai Baba has founded elementary to high schools, colleges and universities in several states in India, which are renowned for their academic excellence, and high moral and ethical standards. Sathya Sai Baba created SSEHV because he believed that both academic and character education were necessary to lead a balanced life. He said, “Good education is that which teaches the methods of achieving world peace; that which destroys narrow-mindedness and promotes unity, equality, and peaceful co-existence among human beings.”

“Love in Speech is Truth; Love in Action is Right Action; Love in Thought is Peace; Love in Understanding is Non-Violence.”

– Sathya Sai Baba