Brief History of SSEHV
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.
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.”