Panelist | Importance of Life Skills for India’s Young People
Jigyasa Labroo is the co-founder and CEO of Slam Out Loud (SOL), where she leads program development, fundraising and partnerships. SOL is 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 works with 75000 children across four states in India through their in-person programs and through their low-tech response to COVID has been able to create a footprint in 19 countries, reaching 4.7 million children. She has been an 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 studied education as a KC Mahindra scholar at Harvard University and is one of the 2021 winners of Falling Walls, Berlin. Most recently she was awarded Innovator of the year by HundrED, Finland which recognizes innovative education organizations. She deeply believes in the power of finding one’s own voice and engages with music, travel and coaching to constantly evolve hers.
"The educational systems should rely on three solid foundations: enhancing values, life skills, and formal educational curriculum. Each of these bases completes the other, none of them can stand on its own. "