Earth Focus Kanha was born out of a belief that empowering tribal families is key to Kanha’s conservation and nature-based economy.
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.
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
Aniruddha Mookerjee has spent over 30 years as an ideator, communicator, project planner, and a hands-on manager for wildlife conservation,…Read More
Aniruddha Mookerjeefounder & ceo
Smita Premchander is the founder of Sampark, and Adjunct Faculty at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. She is the Chairperson…Read More
Smita Premchanderfounder & ceo
A lover of wild places and a geologist by training, Jehan grew up in Bombay, where he spent most of…Read More
Jehan Bhujwalafounder & ceo
Vipul Gupta, a mechanical engineer by education, spent his professional life building teams and organizations. He now lends his strategic…Read More
Vipul Guptafounder & ceo
An avid nature lover, Shalini Gupta has been visiting national parks in India for over three decades. She has a…Read More
Shalini Guptafounder & ceo
Aaran Patel is currently a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Aaran is interested in social…Read More
Aaran Patelfounder & ceo
HR Consultant Shalini is an HR Professional with 5 years of experience, research scholar, and Writer. Her inclination towards development…Read More
Shalini Chaudaryfounder & ceo
Program Coordinator (Nature-based Livelihoods) Kishan has over eight years of experience working in the development sector in capacities ranging from…Read More
Kishan Purifounder & ceo
Program Officer (Life Sciences) Javahar has a BS in Ecology and minor in Environmental Studies from Duke University (2019). He…Read More
Javahar Kohli-Mariwalafounder & ceo
Program Coordinator (Education) Prashant has 16 years of experience in Early Childhood Care and Education sector. He brings rich experience…Read More
Prashant Parsaifounder & ceo
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.