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About us

Earth Focus Kanha was born out of a belief that empowering tribal families is key to Kanha’s conservation and nature-based economy.

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Our holistic depth model currently focuses on education and livelihoods in 14 villages in the park’s buffer zone.

We work with forest dwelling communities so they can live with dignity and harmony with nature.

After building a replicable model through our work towards community driven impact in 14 villages near the Mukki gate of Kanha National Park, we will explore avenues to scale our impact.

Our vision is to shape a Kanha landscape where people and nature thrive.

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Our mission is to empower forest dwelling communities through contextual education and nature-based livelihoods.

Founded by Vipul Gupta, Shalini Gupta & Aaran Patel, Earth Focus is a not-for-profit private organization under Section 8, Corporate Identity Number : U85300MH2019NPL329099.

Meet the Team

Advisors

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Aniruddha Mookerjee has spent over 30 years as an ideator, communicator, project planner, and a hands-on manager for wildlife conservation,…

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Aniruddha Mookerjee
founder & ceo
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Smita Premchander is the founder of Sampark, and Adjunct Faculty at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. She is the Chairperson…

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Smita Premchander
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Founders

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Vipul Gupta, a mechanical engineer by education, spent his professional life building teams and organizations. He now lends his strategic…

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Vipul Gupta
founder & ceo
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An avid nature lover, Shalini Gupta has been visiting national parks in India for over three decades. She has a…

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Shalini Gupta
founder & ceo
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Aaran Patel is currently a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Aaran is interested in social…

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Aaran Patel
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Team

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Shameem Ahmad has 15 years of experience working in the development sector. He most recently served as a State Resource…

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Shameem Ahmad
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Our Kanha Campus

Earth Focus’ Campus, Anandvan, serves as a community learning center, resource hub, and office with residential quarters for our team. Situated in a grove of sal trees, Anandvan lies at the center of the villages where we currently work near the Mukki gate of Kanha National Park.