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 2018. As part of our legacy, her wish was that part of the sum goes towards educating underprivileged children.
The executors of her will explored a few projects that fulfilled her wishes and then decided on this assembly hall project as it would serve many thousands of poor people over many years and her name would be remembered by putting a plaque on each building. As the cost of each hall is £ 6100, the executors believed that it was very cost effective and they could do 9 units for the amount of money they had allocated for this project.
Approximate size of each hall is 30 x 20ft and the construction is basic with an open plan so it can be used for many purposes. They will be used by students, parents, teachers for group meetings, as laboratory and exhibition area, youth & women counselling area, school assembly, theatre and play area and lunch time dining area. It will create a central focal point for the school and the village community. All the assembly halls will be completed soon after the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have been lifted.