Co-Founder, Slam Out LoudIndia
Jigyasa’s experiences as a teacher in a low-income community brought her face to face with questions of power and privilege, but bringing poetry to her children also brought her hope. Being deeply passionate about equal opportunity for all children, her fellowship at Teach For India made a segway into designing and piloting learning experiences to build a culture of student leadership.
As the movement spread, she focused on the deprioritization of art education around the world which leaves children unable to harness their voices and started Slam Out Loud – a for-mission, non-profit that uses the transformative power of performance and visual arts to build Creative Confidence in disadvantaged children. Slam Out Loud currently reaches 50000 children across 4 states in India. SOL was recently recognised as one of the most inspiring education innovations in the world by HundrEd and won the social entrepreneurship challenge at Unleash+.
A spoken word poet and passionate about people development, she consults on Organizational development and is a certified Action Learning coach.
She’s been an Arts for Good fellow at the Singapore International Foundation and is an avid traveller and a musician.