With her deep-rooted love for teaching, combined with her undying adoration for travelling, Jigyasa travelled across different parts of the country to observe and integrate alternative educational spaces. In the course of her solo excursions, Jigyasa reached out to thousands of children by conducting workshops on spoken word poetry. She became aware of the diverse range of feelings children expressed. During this stint, she observed, that when she took a workshop in Shillong, most of the students wrote about joy and laughter, on the other hand when she took a workshop in a low-income school in Kashmir, the children mostly wrote about anger and sadness. It was this experience in Kashmir which left a deep imprint on Jigyasa. This ignited her determination to provide children with a safe space to express themselves. And with this purpose in mind, Jigyasa along with another co-fellow from Teach for India, Gaurav Singh, started ‘Slam out Loud’ with an objective to create a learning experience for underprivileged children rooted in context through poetry, theatre, visual arts, and storytelling.

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