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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 ₹

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16th December 2020
Dear Supporters,

To you, the incredible people who have been with us on this journey of adapting to a new normal - with much gratitude and joy, we share  - three reads we created this year!

1. We are thrilled to announce that Slam Out Loud’s art-based intervention for student well being and socio-emotional learning has now been selected as a case study for OECD and World Bank’s joint initiative, mapping some of the best and most innovative Education Continuity Stories across the world! 

To know more, you can read Slam Out Loud’s story here on the World Bank's Website or here on OECD’s web-page!


2. WISE, Qatar Foundation and UNESCO MGIEP spotlighting SOL's work on leveraging arts

Published on WISE, Qatar Foundation's website, SOLmate Jigyasa's reflective essay titled What Happens when Children Engage with Art? offers insights about how art based education has a profound effect on children because it creates a space where children's' ideas, feelings and identity are accepted without iteration.


Published on UNESCO MGIEP's  Blog on Medium, SOLmate Aastha's article explores the possibilities of art in socio-emotional learning and well-being of young learners. By using evidence of the physical changes that art creates in the human brain, she shows how socio-emotional learning and art communicate with each other.


While 2020 has been a tough year, we are so humbled by all the growth, learning and unconditional support that this year has brought to our doorstep. Thank you for keeping us going!

Till you hear from us again in the next year, here is wishing for each of you to close this strange year with hope, gratitude and soaring spirits!

Shukriyaa, for being a SOLmate.

Love and light,
Team Slam Out Loud
Dear Supporters,

To you, the incredible people who have been with us on this journey of adapting to a new normal - with much gratitude and joy, we share  - three reads we created this year!

1. We are thrilled to announce that Slam Out Loud’s art-based intervention for student well being and socio-emotional learning has now been selected as a case study for OECD and World Bank’s joint initiative, mapping some of the best and most innovative Education Continuity Stories across the world! 

To know more, you can read Slam Out Loud’s story here on the World Bank's Website or here on OECD’s web-page!


2. WISE, Qatar Foundation and UNESCO MGIEP spotlighting SOL's work on leveraging arts

Published on WISE, Qatar Foundation's website, SOLmate Jigyasa's reflective essay titled What Happens when Children Engage with Art? offers insights about how art based education has a profound effect on children because it creates a space where children's' ideas, feelings and identity are accepted without iteration.


Published on UNESCO MGIEP's  Blog on Medium, SOLmate Aastha's article explores the possibilities of art in socio-emotional learning and well-being of young learners. By using evidence of the physical changes that art creates in the human brain, she shows how socio-emotional learning and art communicate with each other.


While 2020 has been a tough year, we are so humbled by all the growth, learning and unconditional support that this year has brought to our doorstep. Thank you for keeping us going!

Till you hear from us again in the next year, here is wishing for each of you to close this strange year with hope, gratitude and soaring spirits!

Shukriyaa, for being a SOLmate.

Love and light,
Team Slam Out Loud
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
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