"I can strive to be an independent learner. I can search for my own boundless passion beyond the ranks and walls of this building called school ", shares Supriya - a young poet part of Slam Out Loud's programs for the past 4 years. Creative expression has enabled Supriya to #Unmute her voice - and speak her own truth to power.
We don’t want to just survive. Through our work, we want to create an immutable case that something as fundamental as finding our voice, discovering ourselves, and finding safe spaces for creativity, should not be limited to a privileged class.
Supriya comes from a background where dreams are a luxury, but her story isn’t that of disempowerment. Supriya’s story, just like that of Muskan who wants to be a journalist, Abbas an aspiring writer, and Nitish, who wants to play football for an international league is a story of hope, a story of the transformational power of creativity and confidence. A story that’s built on the power of having a VOICE.
IS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO DREAM A REALITY FOR MOST CHILDREN IN INDIA? NOT WHEN THEIR VOICES ARE MUTED.
According to the Economic Development Quarterly, children who received art education showed an 80% increase in creativity and levels of social skills. The National Endowment for the Arts observed that students partaking in arts courses had higher grades and were five times more likely to graduate compared to their peers.
This is where Slam Out Loud comes in, to #UnmuteIndia.
HOW DO WE UNLOCK CREATIVE CONFIDENCE
We provide our children with access to art and artistic opportunities in visual and performance arts like Poetry, Storytelling, and Theatre.
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