Slam Out Loud (Foundation of Arts for Social Change in India)

Using the transformational power of arts for empowering children to build 21st century leadership and life skills


The Government of NCT of Delhi

Thematic area


Region(s) of work

Goa, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, The Government of NCT of Delhi

Company Size



Children and Youth



About the Organization

“Slam Out Loud (SOL) uses the transformational power of performance and visual arts to build socio-emotional learning (SEL) and creative confidence skills like communication, critical thinking, and empathy in children from underserved communities in urban and rural India.

They do this through their two programs – The Jijivisha Fellowship (TJF), our high-touch program which places artists into classrooms for a year-long fellowship cycle, and Arts for All (AFA), a mid-touch program which involves teacher training to implement our curriculum, in partnership with State Governments and NGOs.

Their in-person programming impacts 75,000+ children.
Their online and offline programmes have reached over 4.7 million children in 19 countries and 23 Indian states. They have reached 5.8 million students and 0.2 million teachers in Punjab through their curriculum uploaded on the state government education portal (DIKSHA).

SOL’s work has been recognised by the OECD, World Bank and UNESCO, and their partners include UNICEF, Girl Rising, HP, and Nilekani Philanthropies.”

Active Founder(s)

Jigyasa Labroo %designation% Jigyasa is the co-founder and CEO of Slam Out Loud, where she leads program development, fundraising and partnerships. She has been an Arts for Good fellow at the Singapore International Foundation, a 2020 Emerging Education Leader with WISE, a global 30 Under 30 nominee of the International Literacy Association and in the 2022 class of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia. Jigyasa was most recently a KC Mahindra scholar at Harvard University and the 2021 winner of Falling Walls, Berlin. She deeply believes in the power of finding one’s own voice and engages with music, travel and coaching to constantly evolve hers.
Gaurav Singh %designation% Gaurav co-founded Slam Out Loud, and led it as the Chief Operating Officer for 5 years. His journey with the education sector started as a fellow in Teach for India where he taught a classroom of 50 girls in 5th and 6th grade. Post fellowship, he worked as a Program Manager in TFI’s Delhi team, building professional and personal capacity in 30 fellows. He is currently the Senior Project Lead – Partnerships and New Initiatives at Central Square Foundation. Gaurav has a Masters in Public Administration from National University of Singapore and is a certified action learning coach from the Action Learning Center, UK.