We believe that what sets BEHT apart from other organisations funding similar projects in India is that our dedicated team of trustees personally visit the projects in India regularly.
As well as monitoring the progress of projects in India, they also spend their time planning fundraising events, raising awareness of the issues faced, and investigating new projects to support.
Ajay Gudka initiated this charity after having met and spent time with Pujya Muktanandji in 1995. He is passionate about helping the disadvantaged and works tirelessly towards this end. He was recognised for his charity work in Gujarat with an MBE in 2019. He is a company director of a print business.
Meena Modi has a record of successful teaching and headships in English primary schools since 1974. She was recognised for her contribution to education, leading an outstanding school in Watford with an OBE in June 2011. Meena, along with her husband, Kirit, is committed to improving the life chances of all children. They have actively supported BEHT since its inception and continue to shape the direction of education across BEHT’s schools.
Vipul Malde is a retired Chartered Accountant and looks after BEHT’s financial matters.
Jyoti Gudka is a Complementary Therapist in the field of Yoga & Holistic Massage since 1995. She has a BTEC diploma in Organics & Sustainability in Horticulture and Garden Design. Jyoti has taken a keen interest in BEHT’s work since its birth. She takes a lead in organising fundraising and awareness events for BEHT and regularly visits all BEHT’s projects in Gujarat to keep well in touch with its continued progress.
Jaymal Gudka has recently completed a Masters in Engineering and is now based in Bristol working as a Software Engineer. He has grown up seeing the developments taking shape in India and BEHT from the very beginning with annual visits and is familiar with the day-to-day running of the charity. He looks after media and communications.