India has the world's largest youth population but we're unable to reap the dividends of this demographic due to: 1. 50% of students drop-out of school before completing class 10 2. 30% of youth are not in education, employment or training 3. 93% of the workforce is largely employed in the informal sector 4. 47% of India’s 6.8 crore graduates are unemployable for any industry role. While the challenges of the world are due to climate crisis, changing nature of work, globalization, polarization of identities, what is still being taught in schools is reading writing and arithmetic, with the worst hit faced by disadvantaged children who are stymied in their ability to become social change catalysts who have a voice. The power of the arts in building these relevant skills for productive lives and the future of work has been validated by global research, yet in India the deprioritization of the arts shows in 130 million disadvantaged children receiving less than 20 hrs of art education yearly ( as opposed to a healthy 150), spending on art and culture about 1/60th that of England, resulting into India’s 99th rank in the Global Creativity Index of nations and depriving our children of the skills they need to build to thrive.
Slam Out Loud uses art forms like poetry, storytelling, visual arts, and theatre to help children aged 10-17 from disadvantaged communities find their voice. We work with professional artists and e-learning resources to help children build Creative Confidence (a combination of 6 21st Century Skills and Socioemotional Skills including SEE4C (Self Esteem, Empathy, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity) Our Programs The Jijivisha Fellowship is our innovation lab where we work with professional artists who are placed directly in classrooms. In a 5 year intervention with a relay model, each artist works with 30 students for a period of 1 year. It gives students 108+ hours of arts-based learning per year. So far, we have brought Jijivisha to 100 artists and 6500 children across India. The program enables us to create assets and public goods. We scale them through Voice For All. Voice For All brings together e-learning and community platforms. Children create and share original artwork upon completion of tech-based courses that are interactive, vernacular, free of cost, and adaptable to context. Art Melas (Village/Community gatherings) provide an opportunity to showcase this art as well as the children's learning. With Pratham,our first theatre course has been launched in 950 villages across Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra reaching out to 50,000 children.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||300,000|
|New Implemented Countries||India|
|Recruit||4 Managers, 1 Director, 6 Associates, 120 Volunteers|
|New Feature||Content sharing platform, increased outreach, technology aided M & E|
We have a team of educators, psychologists, artists, researchers and analysts who have the skills, smarts and the attitudes to enable our vision.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH