Updated Dec 23, 2019

Slam Out Loud

Slam Out Loud is a for-mission, non-profit that uses art forms like poetry, theatre, storytelling, and visual arts to build the 21st Century skills of Creative Confidence, in disadvantaged children aged 10-17 years, enabling them to achieve greater life outcomes. We place professional artists to teach in classrooms for a 5-year program and use our learning to create scalable, vernacular e-learning products that teachers, students, and communities can use for art-based skill education.

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Gaurav pratap Singh

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

We've already implemented our pilot project in 950 villages, and received a proof of concept on the same. The survey in our first phase of implementation revealed that 82% of the students had a positive experience of the course while 94% of the students felt that the course motivated them to learn an art form. Qualitative feedback also revealed that the course was an enriching learning experience for students and the students expressed a desire for more such courses.

Focus Areas:

Education, Youth Engagement and Contribution, Agencyand 1 MoreSEE ALL

Education, Youth Engagement and Contribution, Agency and GenderSEE LESS

Implemented In:

India

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Country Implemented In
55,000
Customers
5
Employees
$102,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

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.

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Solution

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.

Target Beneficiaries

Socio-economically disadvantaged children + Community Resource Leads +Children's Teaching Coaches: 55000 Schools, Learning Spaces and NGOs operating in low income communities: 36 urban learning spaces , 950 rural villages

Mission and Vision

Every individual will have a voice that enables them to change lives.

Innovation Description

Slam Out Loud is a for-mission, non-profit that uses art forms like poetry, theatre, storytelling, and visual arts to build the 21st Century skills of Creative Confidence, in disadvantaged children aged 10-17 years, enabling them to achieve greater life outcomes. We place professional artists to teach in classrooms for a 5-year program and use our learning to create scalable, vernacular e-learning products that teachers, students, and communities can use for art-based skill education.

Competitive Advantage

We deliver our program at a cost of $ 0.4 per child per year because of e-learning resources and utilising exisitng infrastructure and strategic partnerships. Other organizations in the same field start at costs of about $4-5.

Planned Goals and Milestones

-4 paid partnerships with existing NGOs operating at scale (2 or more states) in India - Onboard Curriculum design and production team -Launch Storytelling and Poetry courses for 50000 enrolled children
Funding Goal130,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted300,000
New Implemented CountriesIndia
Recruit4 Managers, 1 Director, 6 Associates, 120 Volunteers
New FeatureContent sharing platform, increased outreach, technology aided M & E

The Team Behind the Innovation

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

Milestone

Nov 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
ORGANIZATIONSlam Out Loud
Sep 2019
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
UNLEASH+ Selected Team
ORGANIZATIONUNLEASHUNLEASH 
as part of
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Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
India

Supporting Materials

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