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Slam Out Loud: Bringing the power of arts to ALL children


SLAM OUT LOUD

uses art forms like poetry, storytelling, theatre, and visual arts to help children from disadvantaged communities find their voice and express agency.

We work with professional artists to help children to build socio-emotional learning and leadership skills. So far we have worked with 100 artists and 6500 children across India.  

The diverse group of children and youth that we work within these communities discover their voices through the transformational power of the arts enabling them to dream bigger, achieve more and create the future.

 Using artistic creative expression (poetry, storytelling, visual arts and theatre) programs, we strive to consciously build 21st Century skills,  socio-emotional learning, expression and mindfulness across youth and children.

THE PROBLEM        
While we continue to live in a time where dreams for the children from low-income communities are largely limited to the security of employment, we believe that something as fundamental as finding our voice, being able to express oneself should not be limited to the privileged class.



A well-rounded educational experience that includes the arts is closely linked to academic achievement, social and emotional development, increased motor skills, language development, better decision making, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness, increased focus and confidence and fostering values of collaboration, perseverance, and accountability.

WHERE WE HAVE COME
45+ workshops with 1500 children in the urban slums of Delhi Every Month 

WHO WE ARE
In their work with disadvantaged children, two Teach For India (TFI) fellows, Jigyasa Labroo and Gaurav Singh, in Dec 2014 founded SOL in an attempt to extend hands, heads, and hearts into creating a collective of powerful voices. We are now a team of 6 members on the core team and 30 artists in Delhi.


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2nd July 2020
Dear Supporters,

With some 826 million (82.6 crore) students kept out of the classroom by the Covid-19 pandemic without access to a household computer, the past few weeks have made our privilege so visual and for us as educators, highlighted the divide of access in digital engagements and learning. At Slam Out Loud, our shifted reality has strengthened our commitment to making children's voices heard everywhere. We have adapted our interventions to prioritize children’s well being, leveraging the power of art and low tech platforms. All our resources keep children’s well being and socio-emotional learning at the center because this is what children need at this time. The idea is to enable children to form deeper connections with themselves while engaging with their families too during these uncertain times and use art as a medium for a creative outlet.

A brief glimpse of our journey these last few months, is captured below:

Art Alerts through WhatsApp

We’ve created an online series of high quality arts-based experiences in Hindi and English (and coming soon, in more languages!) aimed towards learning through poetry, theater, visual arts, and storytelling. Children, parents and teachers receive these byte-sized activities through a daily WhatsApp alert which engages them in hands-on activities, helps them share their art and interact with accomplished artists. The service is completely free to use. Through safe spaces for creative outlets and sharing, our children have been attempting art activities within their homes everyday, as well as attempting our DIY-Theater course (available on YouTube) to learn the art of theater within their own homes.
Our WhatsApp channel helped us reach 70000 children daily, across 16 countries and 23 states in India.



Audio Activities via IVRS

To reach out to the most vulnerable children, who do not even have access to a low tech platform like WhatsApp, we now intend to launch localized audio versions of these activities and scale them through IVRS and radio platforms. During our pilot for IVRS, a child wrote a beautiful acrostic poem, and we're so grateful to share it with you:



Your continued support has enabled us to create safe spaces for expression, well being and learning for children across different contexts and we are so thankful to you, for being a part of our community!

Thank You and Stay Safe,

Team Slam Out Loud
Dear Supporters,

With some 826 million (82.6 crore) students kept out of the classroom by the Covid-19 pandemic without access to a household computer, the past few weeks have made our privilege so visual and for us as educators, highlighted the divide of access in digital engagements and learning. At Slam Out Loud, our shifted reality has strengthened our commitment to making children's voices heard everywhere. We have adapted our interventions to prioritize children’s well being, leveraging the power of art and low tech platforms. All our resources keep children’s well being and socio-emotional learning at the center because this is what children need at this time. The idea is to enable children to form deeper connections with themselves while engaging with their families too during these uncertain times and use art as a medium for a creative outlet.

A brief glimpse of our journey these last few months, is captured below:

Art Alerts through WhatsApp

We’ve created an online series of high quality arts-based experiences in Hindi and English (and coming soon, in more languages!) aimed towards learning through poetry, theater, visual arts, and storytelling. Children, parents and teachers receive these byte-sized activities through a daily WhatsApp alert which engages them in hands-on activities, helps them share their art and interact with accomplished artists. The service is completely free to use. Through safe spaces for creative outlets and sharing, our children have been attempting art activities within their homes everyday, as well as attempting our DIY-Theater course (available on YouTube) to learn the art of theater within their own homes.
Our WhatsApp channel helped us reach 70000 children daily, across 16 countries and 23 states in India.



Audio Activities via IVRS

To reach out to the most vulnerable children, who do not even have access to a low tech platform like WhatsApp, we now intend to launch localized audio versions of these activities and scale them through IVRS and radio platforms. During our pilot for IVRS, a child wrote a beautiful acrostic poem, and we're so grateful to share it with you:



Your continued support has enabled us to create safe spaces for expression, well being and learning for children across different contexts and we are so thankful to you, for being a part of our community!

Thank You and Stay Safe,

Team Slam Out Loud
29th June 2020
Dear Supporters,

With some 826 million (82.6 crore) students kept out of the classroom by the Covid-19 pandemic without access to a household computer, the past few weeks have made our privilege so visual and for us as educators, highlighted the divide of access in digital engagements and learning. At Slam Out Loud, our shifted reality has strengthened our commitment to making children's voices heard everywhere.
We’ve adapted our interventions to prioritize children’s well being, leveraging the power of art and low tech platforms. All resources keep children’s well being and socio-emotional learning at the centre because this is what children need at this time. The idea is to enable children to form deeper connections with themselves while engaging with their families too during these uncertain times and use art as a medium for a creative outlet.


Art Alerts through WhatsApp
We’ve created an online series of high quality arts-based experiences in Hindi and English (and coming soon, in more languages!) aimed towards learning through poetry, theater, visual arts, and storytelling. Children, parents and teachers receive these byte-sized activities through a daily WhatsApp alert (you can subscribe here too!) which engages them in hands-on activities, helps them share their art and interact with accomplished artists. The service is completely free to use. Through safe spaces for creative outlets and sharing, our children have been attempting art activities within their homes everyday, as well as disseminating inspiration within their own communities.
Our WhatsApp channel helped us reach 70000 children daily, across 16 countries and 23 states in India.

Audio Activities via IVRS

To reach out to the most vulnerable children, who do not even have access to a low tech platform like WhatsApp, we now intend to launch localized audio versions of these activities and scale them through IVRS and radio platforms.

Your continued support has enabled us create safe spaces for well being and learning for children across different context and we are so grateful for it.

Thank You and Stay Safe,
Team Slam Out Loud
Dear Supporters,

With some 826 million (82.6 crore) students kept out of the classroom by the Covid-19 pandemic without access to a household computer, the past few weeks have made our privilege so visual and for us as educators, highlighted the divide of access in digital engagements and learning. At Slam Out Loud, our shifted reality has strengthened our commitment to making children's voices heard everywhere.
We’ve adapted our interventions to prioritize children’s well being, leveraging the power of art and low tech platforms. All resources keep children’s well being and socio-emotional learning at the centre because this is what children need at this time. The idea is to enable children to form deeper connections with themselves while engaging with their families too during these uncertain times and use art as a medium for a creative outlet.


Art Alerts through WhatsApp
We’ve created an online series of high quality arts-based experiences in Hindi and English (and coming soon, in more languages!) aimed towards learning through poetry, theater, visual arts, and storytelling. Children, parents and teachers receive these byte-sized activities through a daily WhatsApp alert (you can subscribe here too!) which engages them in hands-on activities, helps them share their art and interact with accomplished artists. The service is completely free to use. Through safe spaces for creative outlets and sharing, our children have been attempting art activities within their homes everyday, as well as disseminating inspiration within their own communities.
Our WhatsApp channel helped us reach 70000 children daily, across 16 countries and 23 states in India.

Audio Activities via IVRS

To reach out to the most vulnerable children, who do not even have access to a low tech platform like WhatsApp, we now intend to launch localized audio versions of these activities and scale them through IVRS and radio platforms.

Your continued support has enabled us create safe spaces for well being and learning for children across different context and we are so grateful for it.

Thank You and Stay Safe,
Team Slam Out Loud
21st December 2019
Dear Supporter,

We're extremely excited to share that over the last few weeks, Slam Out Loud brought this year to a close with several highlights!

1. Our children Abbas, Jyoti and Chanda were invited to perform at Spoken Fest Delhi, India's largest spoken word festival where they performed original poems about their identity, how they feel and more.

                 

         

2. Several of our Jijivisha fellows from the 2018-19 cohort concluded their fellowship with community Art Melas in their respective communities - where children organised a showcase and performed to an audience of their parents, teachers, friends and more.  

 

3. Lastly, we celebrated BOL - an end of year Jijivisha Art Mela where children from our local Jijivisha communities culminated their year long journey at SOL, gaining agency over their voice. These children have been part of our performance and visual art classrooms for over a year and performed for the first time as young artists. Along with special performances by children and our fellows, there was also a specially curated photo walk featuring photographs and art works created by our children at Slam Out Loud, along with exciting activities, the SOL origin story and more!

BOL was hosted at the American Center, New Delhi marking the first time the entire Jijivisha community at SOL came together in such large numbers.

                 
Thank you for being a part of our journey till now! Please feel free to write to us with ideas, questions, love and more.



Dear Supporter,

We're extremely excited to share that over the last few weeks, Slam Out Loud brought this year to a close with several highlights!

1. Our children Abbas, Jyoti and Chanda were invited to perform at Spoken Fest Delhi, India's largest spoken word festival where they performed original poems about their identity, how they feel and more.

                 

         

2. Several of our Jijivisha fellows from the 2018-19 cohort concluded their fellowship with community Art Melas in their respective communities - where children organised a showcase and performed to an audience of their parents, teachers, friends and more.  

 

3. Lastly, we celebrated BOL - an end of year Jijivisha Art Mela where children from our local Jijivisha communities culminated their year long journey at SOL, gaining agency over their voice. These children have been part of our performance and visual art classrooms for over a year and performed for the first time as young artists. Along with special performances by children and our fellows, there was also a specially curated photo walk featuring photographs and art works created by our children at Slam Out Loud, along with exciting activities, the SOL origin story and more!

BOL was hosted at the American Center, New Delhi marking the first time the entire Jijivisha community at SOL came together in such large numbers.

                 
Thank you for being a part of our journey till now! Please feel free to write to us with ideas, questions, love and more.



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Pawan donated Rs.1,000

I know it must be a tough time for non profits, so I want to try and help you guys in a small monetary way as well. Take care you all and keep doing the great work you guys do.

Gaurav
Gaurav donated €15

I congratulate you guys on carrying this venture to where it proudly stands today. Something really fundamental in what you strive for but still something that ordinary individuals like me have always refrained from acknowledging let alone investing our time . You guys deserve all the appreciation that comes your way and may this beautiful work of art continue to embolden the spirits of our wonderful Gen Next. Excellent job Gaurav, Jigyasa and team...Jai Hind!!!

Nivritti
Nivritti donated Rs.5,000

Thank you! You guys have been amazing!

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Bas donated $500

Keep up the great work you’re doing so beautifully Jigyasa and team!

A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500