Who are BEHT?

BEHT stands for Bhagvatinandji Education and Health Trust, and is a UK registered charity working in Gujarat, India. Our aim is to improve the quality of life in a rural area that is rife with poverty and its associated social issues. We believe that we can do this sustainably through the provision of education, health and other relief to those who are most in need of it. The trustees all reside in the UK, where we hold events to raise awareness and funds for our projects in Gujarat. The trustees then visit the area regularly to monitor progress and check in with the dedicated teams who run the projects day to day.

What do we do?

BEHT directly makes a difference and benefits the lives of 200,000 people every year through a wide variety of projects in education, healthcare, elderly welfare, animal welfare and the environment. The projects are carried out in over 50 villages and slums across Gujarat - the main centres are shown on the map above.

Currently, we fund:

  • 4 centres of educational excellence (Chaparda, Adhoi, Savarkundla & Junagadh)
  • 1 school for the blind
  • 1 hospital
  • 4 old people’s homes
  • 2 dairy farms
  • 1 animal sanctuary
  • 37 village schools and infrastructure

Latest News

BEHT has helped to build another village school as part of its Anand Dhara village development programme in Visavadar Taluka in Junagadh District. The new 2 classroom school has been built in a village called Laskar Shobhagvadla. The construction started in September 2019 and was completed in…

As part of our Anand Dhara project to help develop villages in Visavadar Taluka of Junagadh District, where we are working in 40 villages, BEHT is helping to build school assembly halls in 9 villages. All the halls have been donated by one UK donor, Bhanuben Kotecha, who sadly passed away in 201…

On 24th March, the Government of India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, limiting movement of the entire 1.3 billion population of India as a preventive measure against the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in India. It was ordered after a 14-hour voluntary public…

After a lovely trip with my family to Mexico in the New Year, I thought my trip to India in February 2020 would be the next major event to remember. Little did I know what awaited me as I returned on 28 February after what was a really uplifting and exciting as well as educational trip to Chaparda…

The BEHT Trustees are delighted to be able to share with you the news that our founder and Chairman Ajay Gudka was awarded the MBE (Most excellent Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth the II in the New Year’s Honours list – For services to Charity and the community in Gujarat, India. The…