Empathy in Action: Summer Workshops on Practicing Empathy For People & Planet
Empathy in Action: Summer Workshops on Practicing Empathy For People & Planet
  • Empathy in Action: Summer Workshops on Practicing Empathy For People & Planet
  • Empathy in Action: Summer Workshops on Practicing Empathy For People & Planet
  • Empathy in Action: Summer Workshops on Practicing Empathy For People & Planet
Empathy in Action: Summer Workshops on Practicing Empathy For People & Planet
Summer Activities
₹ 1,500
Jun 18, 2023  5:30 AM - Jun 21, 2023  7:30 AM
Theatre Kunzum At: KUNZUM BOOKS M60, First Floor, M Block Market Greater Kailash II, New Delhi 110048 Directions: Located near the exit of the market Location Pin: https://bit.ly/3xemm6A
Product Description

Join Us for the "Empathy In Action" Series

What: Practicing empathy by learning skills & perspectives, Practicing empathy towards the planet by learning more about sustainable living

When: 18-21 June

Specific sessions:

Empathy towards self & people: 11-12 pm with Dr. Shweta Verma from 18-21 June

How to turn your home green? A workshop on sustainable homes: 19 June with Chaitali Bansal

'Upcycling- Top Tips & Ideas': 20 June with Meenakshi Sharma

'How to be an eco-activist every day?' 12-12:45 pm on 21 June with Subir Dey

Timings: 11 am- 1 pm from

Age group: 8 yrs and above

Fee: Rs. 1500 per child (This includes all the material for the workshop)

You can't join but want to support this?

  1. Please sponsor spots for our Partner NGO kids here for their participation in our workshops.
  2. Join us for the Open House on June 24th for a memorable evening! Get your free pass here.
  3. Book spots for our online flagship event on 1 July: A Day On Ginny's Planet

Who are the experts in the Empathy In Action series?

Shweta will be leading these workshops. Chaitali, Meenakshi, & Subir will lead specific conversations/workshops on empathy toward the planet.

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.

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.

Why should you consider these summer workshops?

Do you want to give children a unique summer experience that is not just fun and engaging but also builds life skills for a global world? Through these summer workshop sessions, kids will develop confidence, creativity, life skills, and empathy for people as well as the planet!

Delivered by experts from diverse fields, our Summer Workshop Series is the perfect balance of learning, engagement, and fun. It is a chance for children to experiment, be creative, build confidence, and be challenged to achieve different skills in a low-stress, enjoyable learning environment.

How big is the workshop venue? Can children with disabilities attend?

The workshops are taking place in a well-lit, clean hall of Theatre Kunzum, at M Block Market, GK2, New Delhi. This venue can easily accommodate 100 people. We are keeping the number much lower per workshop so that children have enough space to move around and work.

We welcome all children to join, including children with disabilities.

There is a lift/elevator to reach Theatre Kunzum once you enter the building. However, we apologize for the fact that there are 2-4 steps at the entry which are a barrier for a wheelchair user. The toilet attached to Theatre Kunzum is also not accessible for wheelchair users.

We hope these barriers will be overcome when we do this event again.

About Ginny's Planet

Ginny's Planet nurtures empathy, respect for diversity, & spirit of inquiry through workshops, dolls, stories, and responsible products. Know more: HERE

Don't forget to check "What Ginny Reads": HERE

It is a weekly series where we present one book every week, give you a glimpse, and tell you why it is a great book! The books covered in this series are from across India and the world.

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