We live in a city where the environment invites people to shop as you can find malls everywhere, the luxury is one of the mains standards, many people love to enjoy nice meals in fancy restaurants, many kids need to try the ultimate toys and activities, the exotic holidays vacations in five stars hotel and I could say more, the list is quite big! I guess is probably not bad if we work hard in a honest way, trying to give the best to our family.
But the fact is,
what would happen if we give some of our stuff to someone else? And If we could reward people who are not in our same position and don´t have the same opportunities as we do.
If we could change the life of someone in need by making just a little tiny thing! What would you really be teaching your children? How would you feel about it?
Sadly, there are as we all know, many social injustices around the world and perhaps we won´t be able to help as much as we would like to, but doing a little thing is a lot compared to doing nothing.
I see in Dubai around me a lot of kids asking their parents to have more than an average kid has in his life. Is it really necessary? It is important that our children at an early age experience charitable giving, to be grateful and considerate for others that are not too fortunate as us, and to show compassion for them.
Practice an act of kindness will turn our children to be better persons and in the future, empathic, caring and responsible adults, and probably change also the future of someone less fortunate.
When you educate a child regarding charity, you are teaching them an important and valuable life lesson.
This Christmas could be a good start for you and your family to talk about this very rewarding gift.
In Dubai, you can find two trustable charities leaded by two amazing women that I´m so proud to meet and post some of their beautiful work they have done thanks to the help of many wonderful people, Lucy and Dani.
Lucy Bruce is not just an entrepreneur woman but also the founder of Harmony House India, a day community centre located outside Delhi that provides education for children in need. These kids live in a harsh climate , most of them live in neighboring slums , or in a sort of shacks and shanty towns where there is no fresh water or electricity.
Harmony House allows the children to break away from their usual surroundings by spending their days in an enjoyable, stimulating and nurturing environment. They attend different kind of classes with fully trained teachers, they classes are varied as Hindi, English, music, arts and crafts, science, mathematics and cooking. In Harmony House, values and moral issues are taught, the purpose is to help them cope better in their home environment.
For those older kids, Harmony house currently provides special classes to help them have a better future, as well as vocational training and workshops for women living in the slums so they can earn a living and stand on their own feet.
Lucy Set up in 2011 with her friend Beverly Jatwani “Homegrown eco nursery” in Dubai , the nursery supports Harmony House India with a percentage of every single child´s nursery fees to pay for the child´s education in India. They also exchange letters and draws between the kids from Homegrown and Harmony House so they all can be involved and feel more united.
“Every donation no matter how big or small is spent on the organization. Sponsors are provided with a complete breakdown on how their money is spent. We pride ourselves on transparency and openness and we are delighted to share our expenses information with the public”
There are many ways to help from UAE to the children in Harmony House in Delhi.
For further information about Harmony House please click here
The Christmas season is a good time to start thinking about helping other people. This includes providing any kind of help to all those people in need. God bless you all. And Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.
Because all the kids deserve to be happy…