Slam Out Loud: Empower children with a voice

To book tickets for Bol, an original spoken word performance curated by children at Slam Out Loud, make a donation of Rs. 500 or more with your name.

Read below to know more about what we do and why we do it?

SLAM OUT LOUD

SLAM OUT LOUD
is an initiative at Arts for Social Change (ASCI) India, which works at the intersection of arts, education, and leadership with a vision that "Every individual will have a voice that empowers them to change lives".

We provide access to artistic opportunities and art based learning to individuals for at-risk communities who face socio-economic, physical or emotional barriers to exploring arts. The diverse group of children, youth, and prisoners 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.

Through Slam Out Loud, highly skilled and committed artists embark on our 9-month fellowship program, called “The Jijivisha Fellowship”, transforming themselves into life-long leaders of arts for social change. Using artistic creative expression (poetry, storytelling, and theatre) programs, we strive to consciously build 21st Century skills, leadership, 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 1000 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. They have conducted leadership development for multiple organizations over the years and have been TEDx speakers, recipients of multiple awards and recognitions. 

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LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER

Support A CHILD
- One year of learning: 1680₹
- Reading material for 1 child for a year: 1500₹

Support AN ARTIST
-One month for a group 25 children per week: 3000 ₹
- One year for a group of 25 children per week: 27000 ₹

Support A Creative Space
- Create a vibrant learning space for more than 100 children for a month contribute:  14500 ₹

If you believe in what we do, please share this story with your friends and relatives. This is as much an awareness campaign as it is a fundraiser.

        
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29th June 2018
As our fellows approach the final leg of their fellowship, watch one of our Jijivisha fellows talk about her experience and learning.

We are so so grateful towards all our supporters for sharing our journey and supporting in empowering more than 1200 children with voice.
9th April 2018
Quarter Updates @ Arts for Social Change

Dear Supporters,

I want to start by thanking all the donors who have joined us in the last quarter. We are immensely grateful to have each of you on our journey towards individuals with a voice. Your contribution through this platform has helped us create opportunities for more than 1000 children and most importantly, reinstates our belief in why we do what we do.

Here are few updates from the past 3 months.

Update #1  : The Story of Voice - January 2018




This very special day saw 18 amazing artists and more than 20 volunteers lead art workshops for around 550 children from Kashmir. The arts form varied from theatre, dance, poetry, filmmaking, crafts and through the day, we saw children engaging and exploring the power that art carries.

It was inspiring to see facilitators put their passion to work while they created some beautiful learning spaces. It was also interesting to note how a lot of children admitted that this is the first time they are engaging in the experiences of this nature and they are walking out of the day connecting with themselves and what they feel joyful doing.
We hope the idea of exploring one's voice stays with them and the ripples of what they learnt to create a long-lasting change.

Update #2 : The Story of a Revolution - February 2018



Slam Out Loud was one of the 6 partners at India's first ever, Kids Education Revolution summit in February.

4 of our children were invited to take a workshop and perform at the Kids Education Revolution in Mumbai while 3 of them were selected to be a part of the 7-day event. It was overwhelming to see the children sharing what voice means to them while taking others through the journey of finding theirs. Breaking our textbook understanding of what education means, children created a space for educators, students and policymakers to really understand what a child wants.

Update #3 : The story of change: March 2018



We co-conceptualized Project Anjuman with Createnet Education last year which was piloted in 10 secondary Govt Schools of Delhi. Project Anjuman aims to build skills and exposure for children in Govt Schools of Delhi through arts demonstration and co-creation workshops.

This year, Project Anjuman aims to work with 300+ government schools and 100 artists impacting more than 200000 children.

Feel free to share our journey in your circles through our Facebook Page.

Thank you for your support.
16th November 2017
Dear Supporters,

Here are few updates on our campaign.
Update 1:

Suraj and Supriya from BOL crew of Slam Out Loud were invited to perform at Spoken Fest 2017 organized by Kommune in Mumbai. Their performance covering issues on politics, misuse of technology and self growth received a standing ovation from crowd of 2000 people. The first ever spoken fest, gave them an opportunity to interact and learn from ever inspiring artists like Raghu Dixit, Zakir Khan, Piyush Mishra and Ankur Tiwari. An exposure platform to this degree, reaffirmed our belief, "Where you come from, does not dictate where you go".

Update 2 :


The first weekend of November saw induction of our second cohort of fellows. Selected from a pool of more than 70 applications, our 25 Jijivisha fellows passionate and skilled in theatre, poetry and storytelling will begin conducting workshops in 25 community learning centres and NGOs across Delhi, impacting more than 750 children.
The 2-day induction provided them with a space to formally and informally connect with each other and the program, understand basics of facilitation and dive deeper into creating a contextual arts curriculum. We are excited to be a part of sessions starting this week and witness joy and magic that will be created by fellows and children.

Thank you for your support and love.
Regards
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