A doll that teaches diversity
Social enterprise Ginny’s Planet is trying to spread awareness about disability through a unique doll
A year ago, when Jamal Siddiqui and Shweta Verma founded Ginny’s Planet Pvt. Ltd, a Delhi-based social enterprise, their mission statement was simple: “We aim to build a planet where no one is considered the odd-one-out on the basis of differences." The husband-wife team, with a four-year-old son born with congenital conditions, including a radial club hand, was determined to remove the stigma around disability. “It was a tipping point for us," Siddiqui says on the phone, referring to the barrage of questions and ignorant remarks they had heard in their social circle till then.