Transform India’s art classes into safe spaces for students to find their voice by implementing contextual programs integrated with the lens of climate action and gender.
Slam Out Loud transforms how arts education and socio-emotional learning happen for underserved children in India. SOL uses poetry, storytelling, theater, and visual arts to build social-emotional learning (SEL) in children. Slam Out Loud trains teachers in public schools to build SEL through their weekly art classes. Children develop skills in imagination, analytical thinking, and curiosity. Most children show annual competency growth that leads them to achieve better life outcomes. Additionally, Slam Out Loud places performing artists and mental health professionals in select art classes through a fellowship designed to transform young professionals into world-class art-educators.
Jigyasa Labroo is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Slam Out Loud, where she leads program development, fundraising, and partnerships. Jigyasa has been an Emerging Education Leader with WISE, a global 30 Under 30 nominee of the International Literacy Association, and a Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 awardee in the social impact category. She graduated from the Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology (LDIT) program at Harvard University as a KC Mahindra scholar. She was one of the 2021 winners of Falling Walls in Berlin and was awarded Innovator of the Year by HundrED in Finland, which recognizes innovative education organizations. Jigyasa believes deeply in the power of finding one’s voice and engages with music, travel, and coaching to evolve hers constantly.
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