The British Institute of Sathya Sai Education (BISSE)


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The British Institute of Sathya Sai Education (BISSE) exists to:

  • Provide a focal point for delivery of human values based educational and self-development programmes.

  • Through nationally recognised and accredited training, prepare adults to teach human values to children.

BISSE aims to inspire both adults and children to live moral and ethical lives and become constructive members of society, actively involved in the promotion of these values.

Key concepts underlying intended BISSE educational programmes are:

  • Education should prepare students to be fit for life, not just to earn a living.

  • Not to impose rules of conduct on children and the young, but rather, to provide a secure base, through teaching of the Human Values, from which they may arrive at their own informed decisions.

  • The first rule for parents and teachers is to be good role models.

All BISSE activities revolve around human values. The Institute does not place prominence on any particular religion, and aims to interact, work and cooperate with people of all cultures and all faiths or no faith at all. Any reference to spiritual development within the work of BISSE is that concerning the "human spirit" i.e. human values, which are non-denominational and non-religious.

The work of BISSE also conforms to the guidelines issued by the UK, Qualifications & Curriculum Authority on the Teaching of Controversial Issues in Schools.

The primary aims of BISSE are:

  • To be a nationally recognised and accredited training centre for trainers and teachers in the UK, and to train teachers in the SSEHV initiative.

  • To study and develop techniques for teaching children, methodology, course content, lesson plans, etc.

  • To conduct research on the effect of Sathya Sai Education on children, teachers and parents, and publish findings for the benefit of the educational and wider community.

  • To help and encourage the establishment of Sathya Sai Schools.

  • To contact and introduce the concept of Sathya Sai Education to Academics, the Department of Education and Skills, and other approved local or national authorities.

  • To liase with other Institutes of Sathya Sai Education around the world, to improve and develop the Sathya Sai Education in Human Values Programme for the benefit and upliftment of society.

The British Institute of Sathya Sai Education (BISSE Ltd), is a charity registered in England, charity number 1118625.