About Us

About Us

What is Harmony House?

Harmony House is an Indian registered, non-profit organisation in Gurgaon, just outside of Delhi, India.

We have transformed two villas into full-time community centres for women and children, where they are offered offer education, food, medication, hygiene facilities and social services to women and children living in the near by slums.

We rely 100% on kind donations and contributions to run Harmony House. Every donation, no matter how big or small is spent on improving the lives of those who are most in need.

We are dedicated to improving the lives of our children on a physical, emotional and intellectual level and aim to give enriching and memorable experiences to each and every child. We are also in the process of registering ourselves as a UK charity organisation; please keep checking our website for updates.

Who We Are

Harmony House’s key objectives are to provide a safe, fun, educational and a loving environment for children and women living in the near by slums. With many of its children attending school only for a few hours in the morning or not at all, Harmony House allows the children to break away from the harsh climate of their usual surroundings and spend their free time in enjoyable, stimulating and nurturing surroundings. We also provide breakfast, lunch and evening snacks to all, hygiene facilities, medication and social services.

We have started vocational classes for the older kids to help them have a better future. The courses that we are currently focusing on are yoga, stitching and beauticians course. The objective is to train these kids so by the time they are 18 they can pick up respectable jobs and have enough training and experience to back them up.

At Harmony House, we strive to provide benefits and create alliances with the entire surrounding community. Where possible our essential purchases, whether it be vegetables, stationary or toiletries, should be supplied by a local vendor thus making all donations advantageous not just for Harmony House but for the whole area. We also encourage the mothers of our children to come and participate in the daily events at Harmony House. A major obstacle that many mothers who want to work face is childcare. In many instances the older children in a family will be required to take care of the younger siblings making it impossible for the children to attend school. Because we accept children from 0-16 years, the whole family are welcome and more importantly, together. Women can earn a wage by helping within the facility.

Our cook, cleaners and classroom assistants all have children who attend Harmony House. We are also developing a program for women who will be able to learn new skills, see a doctor and get social and welfare advice.

Harmony House currently operates two shelters that collectively care for over 450 children of all ages. The shelters have different rooms that operate as classrooms for children of different age groups, activity areas, communal kitchens, libraries, computer sections, dining rooms and medical clinics. The children’s rooms are stocked with brightly coloured classroom furniture, white boards, reading and mathematic courses, arts and crafts resources, stimulating games and toys, writing materials and topical posters making it an exciting and motivating space to learn.

Although we are a community centre and not a school, we strive to provide our children with a well rounded education. Our key carers are fully trained and experienced teachers who understand the complete needs of our children. As well as teaching the children Hindi, English, mathematics, science, music, arts and crafts, and cooking, teachers also incorporate social studies into their lesson plans. Our children are taught nutrition, hygiene and moral issues to help them cope better in their home environment.

Our wonderful volunteers share their own skills with our women and children, from yoga, dance and music to sewing, cooking, medical and wellbeing advice. We rely heavily on volunteers to provide extra curricular opportunities and are extremely grateful to anyone to shares their time and skills with us.

Our full time manager, Meghna Eidnani is responsible for the overall management of Harmony House as well as generating awareness and financial support.

Doing the right thing,
at the right time.

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Sponsor a child

How you can help sponsor a child?

For as little as US$ 3 a day we can provide one child with three nutritious meals, a day-care shelter to get them off the street, we can teach them vocational skills, give them clothes and help them in their education. Your contribution is invaluable as it gives one child the chance to change their life.
Your contribution is invaluable as it gives one child the chance to change their life.

Funds can be transferred directly to our account in HSBC bank, Delhi.

BECOME OUR VOLOUNTEER

In the beginning

Husband and wife, Lucy Bruce and Gaurav Sinha are the ambassadors of Harmony House. British born Lucy and Indian national Gaurav now live in Dubai but frequently visit Delhi, where Gaurav’s family reside. Gaurav’s mother, Uma Sinha, and brother, Gautam Sinha on the board of trustees in India and are actively involved with Harmony House. The family-run project is driven by a passion to give back something to those in need. The Harmony House concept was born in December 2008 and the house eventually opened its doors in December 2009.

Harmony House has only been made possible thanks to the support of the people who have shared our vision and actively made it happen. Without their support there would be no Harmony House.

It is humbling and heart-warming to know that so many people care about the lives of strangers who are in desperate need of help. Our prayers and thanks are for you.

Harmony House is now going from strength to strength and providing children in need with the provisions, opportunities and care that all children deserve.

What Next?

Our long time objective at Harmony House is to provide each of our children with realistic goals and aspirations and ensure that they are met. Where we can we try to place children who reach 18 in local colleges and work placements. This is an ongoing project that we still need to develop but it is our promise to our children to offer them a brighter future.

This is an ongoing project that we still need to develop but it is our promise to our children to offer them a brighter future.

We are also currently in the process of expanding. We hope that with the continued support and efforts of those who so generously keep Harmony House alive, that we can further increase our numbers and get a bigger place to operate from so we can help more in need. Please keep checking our website for updates.