A Day on Ginny’s Planet!

Events on A Day on Ginny's Planet, empathy, diversity, disability

A Day on Ginny’s Planet is coming BACK with Edition 4 on 2 & 3 Oct 2021
THEME: Being Different Is Okay #BeingDifferentIsOkay

Let us come together, people of all ages, to learn, have fun, celebrate ourselves & diversity!

In the 4th edition, it is more like a weekend on Ginny’s Planet! We are gearing up with over 15 events! We are a part of Daan Utsav this time!

Join us for stories, music, mindfulness, minimalism, cooking, painting, capsules on empathy, diversity & more!

This is our quarterly fundraiser event where all resource persons give their time free & make this experience meaningful for you !

We raise funds through the tickets/passes you buy/sponsor! 

Events on art , craft, empathy, dance, baking cookies
Workshops on music, minimalism, mindfulness, wheelchair sports, pickle making, inquiry

Event Schedule

Pre-Events on 2 Oct
[All timings in IST]

2:00-2:45 pm: Empathy in Teamwork- A Workshop with Dr. Shweta Verma
3:00-3:45 pm: Ginny’s Shoebox Theatre- A craft & imagination workshop by Rajasee Ray
4:00-4:45 pm: Start from Square: A Drawing Workshop by Poulomi Pal
5:00-5:45 pm: Bollywood Dance for All: A workshop for fun
6:00-6:45 pm: A baking workshop by Ambili

A Day on Ginny’s Planet: 3 Oct
[All timings in IST]

9:00-9:45 am : Read the news like an Inquirer– A Workshop with Dr. Shweta Verma
10:00 am: Jam from Home: A Music Making Session with Santhosh & Mubin, Pragati/ BGCT 
11 am IST: A Story session  with Aate Baate Tales 
12 pm : Minimize to Maximise: A workshop for Children on Minimalism by Kanika Kush
2 pm: Sagar in Conversation with Debraj: Wheelchair Cricket & More [Watch Preview on YouTube]
3 pm: चलो बनाएं आचार /Lets Make Pickles – A pickle making workshop by Sudha Tiwari (Shakti Shalini) for children & grownups
4 pm: Creative Writing Workshop for 8-10 yr olds with Namrata Ahuja, The Language Club
5 pm: I am ME. You are YOU- A workshop on Mindfulness by Dr. Jyotika Taneja

6 -6:30 pm: Storytime with Divya, BUD Foundation
7-7:45 pm : A musical evening by Manorathi Foundation

8-8:45 pm: Open House

FAQs

1. What is A day on Ginny’s Planet?

Ans. It is an online mela/event with multiple events, each of  30-60 minute duration. We have talks, and workshops for people of diverse age groups. All are welcome! It is an inclusive event.

2. Why are we organizing A Day on Ginny’s Planet?

Ans. To ensure that we keep our work inclusive, we are raising funds through the booking amount. So, every ticket you buy for the event helps us raise funds for the work that we do but cannot always charge for. The event will give you a flavour of the kind of workshops and work we do. And if you are a parent, you can join with your child.

3. Where do I pay & How much do I have to pay?

Ans. For payment in INR, Book your tickets by clicking here! Whether you want to join one event/workshop or take Whole Day Pass, pay Rs. 1000. This is inclusive of Taxes (GST)

4. If a child is below 10 years of age, does the parent need to book two spots?

Ans: No. You can book one spot and accompany your child in the workshops. You can also participate in the workshops for grownups using the same ticket.

5. If your child is above 10 years of age and you want to participate too, how many tickets should you book? 

Ans. Please book your and child’s tickets separately. Or Mention the quantity to be 2 when you book, and pay accordingly.

6. How long will the each session/event be?

Ans: All our events will be 30-60 minutes long.

7. I am in a different time zone. How will I participate?

Ans. You can choose to participate in the events that are convenient according to your time zone! Convert the timings for your time zone through this: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

8. I cannot pay in INR (Indian currency). How do I pay?

Ans. You have 2 options.

Option 1: Click on the link for international payments on this page.

Option 2: Else, choose ‘International Payments’ while paying through our Instamojo link. You can pay through PayPal or Credit Card. Please email us at contact@ginnysplanet.com if you face any confusions. 

9. What happens after I pay via PayPal/International Credit Card?

Ans. We will share a form to know participant details on the email that you shared while paying through PayPal/International Payments option.

Meet Ginny on Ginny's Planet!

Doll Ginny with lights hanging in her background

Previous Editions of 'A Day on Ginny's Planet'

Watch the quick bits from previous Days on Ginny's Planet

Click for the Playlist with the short videos from A day on Ginny’s Planet: HERE

Edition 2: 17 Jan 2021

17 Jan 2021: 15 Events! 

11-11:45 am IST: Folding Magic! – Origami workshop by Poulomi Pal

10-10:45 am IST: Practicing Empathy: A capsule workshop by Shweta Verma [Click to See profile]

12-12:30 pm IST: Storytelling by Divya Vaishnava, Founder, BUD Foundation

12-12:30 pm IST: Use of Technology/Robotics to learn Daily Life Activities: A few game changers for children with disabilities: By Dr Ramya S. Moorthy

12:30-1:30 pm IST: Songs of Asha Bhosle: Singing Together! – A musical event hosted by Manorathi Foundation

2-2:40 pm IST: Sustainable Living: Top Tips by Sruti Harihara Subramanian, Founder, www.golisodastore.com

2-2:30 pm IST: ‘Let us Aate Bate’: Storytelling by Vinita Krishna & Sangeeta Gupta, Aate Baate Tales

3-3:45 pm IST: Psychological first aid: Care for self and others, by Mona Sharma, Manorathi Foundation

3-3:30 pm IST: Let’s Make a Millet Meal! A healthy cooking workshop for Children & Grown-ups By Amit Gupta and Raadhika Gupta, Foodshaala Foundation

4-5 pm IST: Make a Pop-up story book with Ginny & Rajasee Ray! [Click to See profile]

4-4:30 pm IST: Mindfulness- Session by Dr. Jyotika Taneja, Founder, Horizon: Stretching Experience and Knowledge

5-5:45 pm IST: Ginny’s Tiffin: Magic meals by Chef Amal & Kids

6-6:30 pm IST: Minimalism: The Top Tips by Kanika Kush

6:30- 7 pm IST: Wheelchair Tennis: Madhusudan & Debraj Chaudhury in Conversation YouTube Live: CLICK HERE TO WATCH 

7:30-8:30 pm IST: Being different is OKAY- A capsule workshop by Shweta Verma [Click to See profile]

9-10 pm IST: Open House

Edition 1: 25 Oct 2020

A Day on Ginny’s Planet: 25 Oct, Sunday, 8:15 am- 10:30 pm IST

Music, cooking, doll making, making amazing stuff from things at home, story telling, art, making things from scrap, conversations on child safeguarding, social work, minimalism, empathy workshop, diversity workshop, understanding disability beyond jargons, a fun take on the life of an HR head, social entrepreneurship…and much more!

This will be an online event with capsules of several workshops that we do! 30- 45 minutes of events will be led by various volunteers and resource persons of Ginny’s Planet. No matter what age you are, you and your children can choose to join any of the sessions you want. You will enjoy it!

SCHEDULE (ALL TIMINGS IN IST)

1. 8:15am-8:45 am: Practicing Empathy– Shweta Verma

2. 9:00am-9:30 am: Ask me Anything: Robotics & AI– Deepak Gupta

3. 10:00am-10:30 am: Poetry for everyone– Sangeeta Gupta

4. 10:30 am-11:00 am: Lets hear a story: Divya Vaishnava

5. 11:00am-11:30 am: Yarn magic (Making toys from yarn): Poulomi Pal

6. 11:30 am to 12:00: Doll Making in Minutes: Chayanika Sen

7. 12:00-12:30 pm: Cooking with Ambar Saleem 

8. 12:30 pm- 1:00pm: Creative Writing for children – Namrata Ahuja

9. 1:00pm-1:30pm: Mental health Recovery from a lived experience– Mona Sharma

10. 1:30-2:00 pm: Compost Making at Home– Rutvick Pedamkar

11. 2:30-3:00 pm: Minimalism– Kanika Kush

12. 3:00-3:30 pm : Cooking with Shakti & Madhu Khanna

13. 3:15-3:45 pm: Reimagine Your Neighbourhood With Compassion– Ruchi Varma

14. 4:00-4:30 pm: Deconstructing Social Work with Prof. Neelam Sukhramani

15. 5:00-5:30 pm: Wheelchair Cricket: Shiva & Meha in conversation

16. 6:00-6:30 pm: Art for everyone- Anybody can draw– Swathika

17. 6:00-6:30 pm: Safeguarding of Children : Zaved Nafis Rahman & Apurva Singh

18. 7:00-7:30 pm: Scrap-Craft– Bhaswati

19. 7:00-7:30 pm: Mindfulness – Jyotika Taneja

20. 8:00-8:30 pm : Life of an HR- The adventures, fun, & horrors– Kusumadhar Pandey

21. 9:00-9:30 pm: Sign Language- An outsider’s perspective– Oshin Dhawan

22. 10:00-10:30 pm: Being different is Okay: Acknowledging Diversity– Shweta Verma

23. 12:30 -1:15 pm: Songs of Kishore Kumar: Singing together! – A Musical Event by Akanksha & Meenakshi, Hosted by Manorathi Foundation

Why ‘A day on Ginny’s Planet’? 

Since we began in 2019, we have been on a rollercoaster ride! It is exciting, challenging, has its ups and downs. Most of all, it is meaningful and fun only when people like you join us on the ride!

Till now, we have reached 3000+ people, done 180+ workshops with people across age groups, partnered with 13+ social enterprises, and offered free/sponsored as well as revenue generating services and products. We have launched 10 different kinds of workshop series and continue to design more!

We are committed to providing inclusive services. This requires availability of resources like tactile books/games, and people such as sign language interpreters, and so on. It is tough to cover the costs for these without charging a high amount from users. To cover such costs while offering affordable and inclusive services and spaces, we have launched this fundraiser event: A day on Ginny’s Planet!

When you book a spot, you help us raise funds! At the same time, you experience a flavour of a diversity respective world!

Who are we?

Ginny’s Planet is a startup and a social enterprise. We nurture empathy, respect for diversity, and spirit of inquiry through our workshops, dolls, stories, and responsibly sourced & produced products!

On Ginny’s Planet, being different is okay & nobody feels odd one out!

Check our free and paid offerings on our Shop [Click here]!