Slam Out Loud: Arts for All Programme

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Key Information

Slam Out Loud (SOL) is a non-profit that uses the transformative power of performance and visual arts to help build creative confidence and skills like communication, critical thinking and empathy in children from disadvantaged communities. Through the Arts for All programme, Slam Out Loud enables free access to quality arts-based learning resources, as a contextual solution to prioritize and deliver mental wellbeing and socio-emotional learning support to the most vulnerable children. The resources are free of cost, interactive, need-sensitive and accessible in English, Hindi, and Punjabi (and translated in more regional languages). They are made available through low-tech distribution channels like WhatsApp, Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS), radio and TV, for use by organisations, teachers, parents and children. The programme was aimed at fostering socio-emotional wellbeing in children aged 7-17, the programme builds artistic confidence, selfesteem, leadership skills, creative communication and critical thinking in learners. Through knowledge partnerships with Girl Rising and World’s Largest Lesson, Slam Out Loud focused on content that is centered around gender, climate action, and social justice, to ensure children learn about and are equipped to deal with the challenges of the 21st century. During SOL’s eightweek pilot project with the Government of Patiala, children created more than 460 artworks and 120 response videos.

Lead Implementing Government(s)



South Asia


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2020 - 2021


Slam Out Loud, Gram Vaani, State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Leadership for Equity

Ministry Affiliation

District Administration Patiala, Government of Gujarat, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD)


Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response

New for COVID-19

Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Remote Learning

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality


  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • COVID-19 Response
  • Climate change
  • Community sensitization
  • Digital literacy
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Other cultural practices
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


7 - 17

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Fathers
  • Mothers
  • Other caregivers

Participants include

  • N/A

Program Approaches Back to Top

Access to school

  • Alternative learning centers/mobile schools/home schools


  • Gender-sensitive curricula
  • Increased availability of learning materials

Educational Technology

  • Digital learning materials/programs
  • Digital reading materials (non-textbook)
  • Online training

Life skills education

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building


  • Informational interventions (e.g. returns to education)

Social/gender norms change

  • Media campaigns


  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - outside the classroom

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased literacy
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Improved mental health
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Slam Out Loud: Seep Agrawal