Despite being a country of global historical and cultural importance, many of India’s communities are living in chronic poverty.
India is a country of extreme divide where currently the top 1% of the population hold 73% of the wealth, while 670 million people, comprising the country’s poorest, saw their wealth rise by just 1% over the last three years. Poor communities in India suffer from a lack of education, pervasive gender bias and poor hygiene conditions. About one third of Indian children suffer from lung problems due to pollution and unsafe living. Lack of access to job training and opportunities continue a poverty cycle that has lasted generations.
The Covid pandemic has compounded the already dramatic poverty in India. Save the Children warn the impact of health system overwhelm, lockdowns disrupting education and parental death will likely have had a devastating impact on millions of Indian children.
YoGift will support children who are coping with one or more elements of poverty.
YoGift is delighted to partner with Harmony House as the first organization to receive grant funding from YoGift.
Harmony House is an organization for street children, situated just outside Delhi and provides day care for more than 1000 children from the nearby slum. It has three shelters, which have spaces that can be used as classrooms, activity areas, medical clinics, dining areas, computer rooms, vocational training areas, special needs department and much more. It’s both well established, and well regarded, set up in 2010 it works tirelessly to help street children across with education, nutrition, healthcare, well-being, vocational training, and medical help.Harmony House already enriches so many lives, and with your help, by donating to YoGift, we hope it will be able to expand and support even more children. It has succeeded in increasing its daily numbers of children to 1000 and has successfully introduced a special educational needs unit.
To date YoGift has raised almost £6500 and all of this has gone to Harmony house to support the life changing work that the wonderful team there do every day.
YoGift plans to continue its fundraising efforts to support the vital work of Harmony House, plus over time, as fundraising increases, YoGift plans to support more organisations on the ground in India, helping as many children as possible.
All funds raised through YoGift are used to help India alleviate child poverty. We make grants to UK registered charities delivering projects to alleviate child poverty in India. If you are a charity that fits this description and would like to collaborate with us, please get in touch.
By providing an important source of funding for critical work to reduce child poverty, together we can improve lives