Each One Educate One Programme (E1E1)
The Trust has revolutionised the very concept of education through its unique philosophy of a ‘pay it forward’ model called ‘Each One Educate One’. ‘Financial Sustainability’ of the Trust towards providing free education for students is taken care of by this unique approach wherein the urge to think for others and the opportunity to be altruistic for a noble cause, by believing it as a responsibility than a favour, is laid out by the Each One Educate One Programme. It is an initiative of the alumni of the various Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions, to bring quality education to rural India based on the verity of ‘Right of Education to All’. This concept of E1E1 has been accepted by people from various walks of life throughout India and abroad, and they have pledged for the cause of educating atleast one child on the planet as their responsibility rather than from a sense of charity. Infact, the alumni also serve in various capacities within the Institutions of PBMT, thus making sustainability and perpetuity a working reality.
E1E1 is anchored in the ideal of education as a service to society and every individual in the society as a stakeholder in rendering this service. The programme is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children who would otherwise have little access to education, and help break their intergenerational cycle of poverty, myths and social evils. This initiative is an earnest step in this direction, with the intent to ensure every child has the opportunity to quality education. It is an excellent platform for collaborating for a cause that is humbling to one’s perspective about life and therapeutic to one’s soul.
The support strength from the alumni towards the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Gurukulam Group of Institutions owes to its source of seeing their Institution as a family bonded with love. From visiting the campuses and interacting with the students regularly, to extending support in every form possible, be it in the field of music, arts, environment conservation, communication skills, setting up of libraries, supporting the development of infrastructure, etc., the alumni and alumnae actively engage with the Institutions. This is a testimony to the fact that the Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions have always fed the virtues of giving back to the society in a constructive way, into the thought process and the very way of life of its students.
The E1E1 programme currently supports the running of the network of schools under the Prashanthi Balamandira Trust and Sri Sathya Sai Saraswathi Education Trust. The core values of Each One Educate One programme have great resonance amongst all sections of people and institutions. The E1E1 family has grown in size rapidly over the past four years, both in terms of the number of benefactors and the corresponding number of beneficiaries.
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