Summer Activities for Children in DelhiExplore fun, engaging, series of short workshops at Ginny's Planet! Designed to keep your child occupied, entertained and fosters imagination altogether. Theatre, Craft, Poetry, Cooking, Doll Making, Minimalism and Empathy series workshops. We have them ALL! Join any 1 workshop or join them all! Connect with us for special rates for bulk bookings. Come explore with us!Sponsor: Spots for Children At Partner NGOs
Ginny's Sundowner Party: Open House
Date : 24 June
Time : 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Age group : All are invited
Fees: This is a free event
What will happen? Song Release, Conversations, Celebrations, A Few Fun activities, Poetry Open Mic
Who will we meet? : Ginny’s Planet Team, Team behind the New Song of Ginny’s Planet, Families & Friends of Ginny’s Planet, Experts from Summer Activities
Sponsor Spots for Children From Our Partner NGOs
Ginny’s Planet & Theatre Kunzum Are Ready To Host Children For An Exciting Summer! Here is an opportunity for you to sponsor and make sure that this wonderful program is available to children from our Partner NGO homes.
Age group: 8 yrs and above
Sponsorship Spot Fee: Rs. 500 per child for joining any 1 of the 28 sessions. This includes the snack boxes and material for the workshops.
Who will be using the spots sponsored by you?
We will ask our partner NGOs working with children to nominate participants. These Partner NGOs are: TARA Homes & Udayan Care . They run childcare institutions as well as other programs focused on enabling children to lead lives with opportunities, care, and confidence.
Empathy in Action - Workshop to pratice Empathy for People & Planet
Date : 18-21 June
No. of sessions: 8
Time: 11am – 1pm
Age group: 8 and above
Fees: Rs. 1500/- per participant for all sessions
Who will we meet? : Dr. Shweta Verma: Practicing empathy with people. | Chaitali Bansal: How to turn your home ‘green’? | Meenakshi Sharma: Upcylclying: Top Tips & Ideas | Subir Dey: How to be an eco-activist in your daily life?
Ginny's Craft Series - Doll Making, Recycling, Book Mark Designing
Date : 25th & 26th May
Time : 11am – 1pm
Age group : 6 and above
Fees : Rs.1000/- per participant for both days, including all material.
Who will we meet? : Dr. Shweta Verma, & Jamal Siddiqui, Co-Founders of Ginny’s Planet | Chayanika Moulik , An artist
Ginny's Theatre Group - With Shapno Ekhon
Date : 27th, 30th May, 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th June. Performance on 13th June
Days: Tues, Thurs, Sat
Time: Workshops – 11 am – 1pm, Performance 5-7:30 pm
Age group: 8-12 years
Fees: Rs. 3500/- per participant for all days (Total 8 sessions)
Who will we meet? : Richa Sharma & Jamal Siddiqui advised by Shapno Ekhon Team: Shahana & Shomik.
Gender, Body, Safety, & Peer Relationships: A workshop for Young People
Date : 7th June & 9th June
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Age group: 7th June – 8-12 years, 9th June – 13-18 years
Fees: Rs. 500/- per participant per day. You need to join the session according to your age group.
Who will we meet? : Gunjan Sharma
Ginny's Healthy Kitchen - Food & Nutrition workshop for Children
Date: 13- 17 June
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Age group: 8-12 years
Fees: Rs. 2500/- for all the sessions. Materials included.
Who will we meet? : Foodshaala Foundation Team: Raadhika, Amit, & Purnima
Summer Internships for Children: Pay & Join
A unique summer internship that builds confidence, and creativity, + also exposes them to diverse social issues? Prepare children with life skills for a global world through our special internship program.
What: 28 engaging workshop sessions with Experts You have to join at least 24 sessions to qualify for an internship certificate.
When: 25 May-24 June
Timings: 11 am- 1:30 pm, 2.5 hours per day
Age group: 10-17 yrs old
Fee: Rs. 8000 per child Summer Internship Program for Children
Meet The Experts For Summer Activities on Ginny's Planet
Meet the Resource Persons For May 2023
Dr. Shweta Verma is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ginny’s Planet. She is a social entrepreneur who believes in collaborative work and keeping conversations simple. Since 2002 she has worked in the domain of disability rights and mental health. Through Ginny’s Planet, Shweta designs and curates workshops and products that trigger mindsets. These products certainly help deepen the understanding of empathy, diversity, and inclusion for all.
Jamal Siddiqui: is Co-Founder of Ginny’s Planet. He is an artist as well as a social work professional. Jamal loves to sing, sculpt, recycle, writes poems, and stories. He has 2 decades of work experience that spans across public health, livelihoods, communications, and program management in several international organizations.
Shapno Ekhon, founded in 2009, is a creative platform based in New Delhi. This platform aims to practice and promote socially relevant theatre. They have produced 36 plays. Furthermore, they have been honoured with more than 30 awards in different categories of theatre. The area of Heritage Education is where Shapno Ekhon has also been active. Concurrently since the last 10 years, they have been planning and implementing heritage education projects and walks for children.
Richa Sharma & Jamal Siddiqui guided by Shomik and Shahana from Shapno Ekhon will facilitate the session for kids: Ginny’s Theatre Group.
Richa Sharma is a theatre practitioner who is passionate about stories that exist all around us, in everyday happenings and emotions. She has trained in theatre at Sri Ram Center for Performing Arts and then performed several stage plays and has written a play as well.
She is passionate about exploring the potential of theatre as a medium to unlock creativity, imagination, confidence and inculcating a more empathetic perspective towards the self and the others.
Kanika Kush is an artist, an NLP practitioner and a practicing Minimalist. This practice that has helped her focus on activities for every step of her life. This practice has certainly helped her and her family to steer clear of unwanted and unnecessary materialistic items . As unnecessary materialistic things end up cluttering homes and our minds.
Kanika firmly believes in the motto “Choose to want less, rather than to have more.”
Gunjan Sharma has more than 30 years of experience as a trainer, content creator, and counselor on issues of sexuality. She believes in the uniqueness of people and has learned much about life and sexuality by just watching and listening to them. She has worked with young people on Gender and Sexuality issues, lately focusing more on educational institutions, parents, teachers, and Directorates of Education.
Gunjan has worked (and continues to do so) with many wonderful people and organizations. Gunjan has a Master’s in Social Work from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
“People’s lives are filled with both daily challenges and daily pleasures. My funny side has helped me stay engaged and focused.”
Sangeeta is the Co-Founder of Aate Baate Tales with Vinita Krishna and uses stories, art, and expression in many forms to engage people & bring change! Sangeeta puts into practice the values imbibed from her education [Psychology, Special Education, Mental Health Counselling]. Sangeeta has led organizations/initiatives involving education, literacy development, integrated arts, and special education. Her methods have worked wonders in her nonprofit sector work with children, teachers, and parents.
Vinita Krishna expresses her love for children in many ways. She is a writer, storyteller, and a special educator. Her special tactile books have won her National and International acclaim. She is co-founder of Aate Bate Tales & is also the author of the latest storybook of Ginny.
Aate Baate Tales is an audio project dedicated to the love of reading and to the magic of the author’s words. The complete, un-adapted reading of selected story books in each episode will create a captivating experience as children listen, imagine, get curious, and be creative.
Raadhika Gupta is a lawyer passionate about working for social change. She started Foodshaala Foundation with the vision of a world where every person is able to make healthy food a part of their daily life. Committed to leading an active, healthy, and happy life herself, her daily routine includes meditation, yoga, workout, and healthy eating. She also plays the flute in her free time.
Amit Gupta is passionate about two things often seen as contradictory – food and fitness. An avid cook and a foodie, he loves experimenting with food. But he is also a fitness enthusiast and has completed numerous triathlons and marathons. Combining these two passions, he founded Native Roots and Foodshaala Foundation. Amit is an MBA graduate from XLRI-Jamshedpur, a former Teach for India fellow, and a nutritionist.
Dr. Purnima is a public health professional and a dentist. She manages the school nutrition awareness program at Foodshaala Foundation and conducts workshop sessions for children. While pursuing Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery, she realized that there is a lack of awareness of health among community members, especially among people belonging to underprivileged backgrounds. Realizing the importance of awareness in ensuring health, Purnima became more involved in educating people about good health practices than in doing treatments and pursued Masters’s in Public Health. She has done grassroots-level nutritional awareness and behavior change work in the remotest parts of India. She believes that bringing a small change in the community can make a huge difference.
Chaitali Bansal is an Architect by profession. Her practice spans over 2 decades. She is the Co-founder of her firm Anand Bansal & Associates, which specializes in design consultation of residences, farmhouses, interiors, and commercial buildings, like industries, clinics, showrooms, multistorey apartments, airports, etc.
Chaitali follows an Innovative and Creative design approach involving a fine sense of aesthetics, and functionality, and adds a unique character to every design. Being an emphatic listener, persuasive speaker, and Art connoisseur, Chaitali loves mentoring school students aspiring to become architects.
Chaitali says: ” I believe in adopting a lifestyle that reflects a socially and environmentally responsible approach and my decisions are majorly impacted by understanding the difference between wants and needs. I, passionately work on myself to learn something new every day and try to contribute so as to leave behind a minimum carbon footprint.”
Meenakshi Sharma through her organization ‘Use Me Works’ is working on the concept of upcycling and with the help of her team upcycle more than 200kgs of waste every month. She also educates and trains people to be responsible for their waste by teaching them how to make utility and decor products using waste. She also believes handcrafting is a great stress buster and a wonderful skill that stays a lifetime. Through her products and workshops, Meenakshi is trying to revive the lost skills of handcrafting old and discarded materials like old clothes, bottles, cardboard, etc.
Subir is the Curator-at-large at Kunzum, a chain of bookstores in Delhi-NCR where he has managed to convince his employer to pay him to fund his addiction to books and wristwatches.
In his personal life, he cares deeply, albeit quietly about the planet and tries to minimize his carbon footprint on a daily basis by making choices that are better for his favorite animals on this planet, Bats and the Octopus.