To build a better world, each of us has to step forward!
Join this journey to build a world where nobody feels like an odd-one-out! Arm yourself with knowledge and perspectives on empathy, diversity, disability, and inquiry. Be the trigger for change!
In a hyper-connected world, empathy is an important skill to possess. These 5 habits will help us to communicate efficiently and build relationships better.
Shiva has been playing cricket since 2016. He is the Vice-Captain of the Indian Wheelchair Cricket Team. The team has participated in two International Tournaments under his leadership. He also leads the Karnataka Wheelchair Cricket Team, which is amongst the top 3 teams in the overall 20 teams pan-India.
As someone who had no particular inclination towards sports, it was in 2011, when Madhusudan attended a wheelchair tournament in Bengaluru (self-admittedly not by his own will!) that he was introduced to Wheelchair Tennis. His curiosity and interest led him to discover that he had a knack for Tennis and eventually fell in love with the sport. He was only 17 at the time.
This Blog post is based on recommendations in ‘What Ginny Reads’, a weekly conversation on books for children. We hope these books help you explore the concepts of empathy and diversity with children.
Let’s be honest, we do not focus on or think (and neither do the media outlets) about sportspersons with disability until and unless someone bags a medal and that too if it is at the Olympics and no less!
Did you know that we have a Divyang Premier League (DPL), the inaugural season of which was organized in 2017? I got to know about the same from Sagar Gowda’s interview with Debraj Chaudhury, that was held during the fourth edition of A Day on Ginny’s Planet. A Day on Ginny’s Planet is a quarterly event (online) by Ginny’s Planet and brings diverse conversations and workshops to people across ages. Sports is always a part of this day.
By: Shweta Verma* “I had a break of 6 years in my career. Was looking to get back into mainstream work. This was the perfect opportunity to ease back into the corporate world. Also, the values which Ginny’s Planet stands for really resonate with me – creating an empathetic and inclusive world.”– Pallavi Aggarwal, Mom […]
I was reminded of my time during my S.U.P.W. classes in school. Those classes gave us students a space to express ourselves in the best way possible and the best form possible according to our interests. A space that often gets side-lined once you get into the grind. But A Day on Ginny’s Planet gives each one that open and judgment-free space that they need to revive their hobbies and interests and use that to freely express themselves.
Many of us may find it hard to move towards ‘acceptance’ of diversity. Where do you stand in this process of acceptance of human diversity? Read on and check!