Sureka Selvakumaran M.Sc. PHD Candidate
The Sathya Sai School is unique in that it equally provides both quality of education and an environment where students can build strong character, based on the teaching of the Founder Chancellor of our school.
Our teachers provided us with a solid foundation of knowledge in all our subjects and helped us develop a strong work ethic. We were provided with unique opportunities such as the science fair, spelling bees, and speech competitions to push our comfort zones. In terms of extracurricular activities, my love for singing was nurtured during my involvement in the school choir and we had numerous platforms to showcase our abilities – at our school events, the Walk for Values, and even on TV.
Much beyond academics, the school was special in that it emphasized the importance of character education. The school has moulded me into the person I am today. It helped me have a strong sense of self from such a young age, and has provided me with the moral compass needed to navigate through life’s challenges. Most importantly, the introduction of service activities throughout my time at the school has nurtured our innate empathy, kindness and selflessness.
Whether it was our involvement in interacting with seniors at a senior home, participating in the Children Helping Children initiative, cleaning nearby parks and green space, and preparing food for individuals who experience homelessness, we were constantly reminded about how we can play a part in making a difference in the world.
The Sathya Sai School has inspired me
to make service the corner stone of my career
and all that I pursue in the future.
In order to truly reap all the benefits, the school has to offer, especially in terms of character education, a successful partnership between the school, teachers and parents must be present. I am grateful for my parents, and the school for taking interest in my character development as it has made me who I am today.