IT Nature Trust was created when Subir Kumar Dhar, an IT Professional with an interest in social entrepreneurship, and Geetanjali Dhar, a Tourism professional felt the need for a positive change around various communities they came across during their journeys across India and abroad. Their mission of doing social good began with them contributing as individuals wherever and whenever they saw a need. They decided to formally give it a structure by registering their work as a Non-Governmental Organization and created a Trust in the year 2014.IT Nature Trust operates with a mission to empower rural and tribal lives through a unique 360-degree development model that covers four key thematic areas namely Health & Nutrition, Education, Water & Sanitation, and Economic Development. as per the SDGs envisioned by the United Nations. All our projects consciously make an effort towards the same and will continue to do so in all our future projects.
Govt NGO Darpan number is KA/2014/0075237.
What We Do
Create libraries in the community and government schools located around the protected areas through Reach To Read Initiative
Create local entrepreneurs
Create local entrepreneurs by handholding them through industry-specific training and awareness programs as per their skill set and interests
Lighting up remote villages though mini Solar Projects
Creating homestays by encouraging women to stand on their own and by empowering them with training in hospitality
Online training programs to create awareness programs about various government schemes for the communities living in remote villages
Coordinating with Forest Departments
Working and coordinating with Forest Departments and other agencies in their various conservation efforts like Bird Surveys
Medical Camps in the remote viallges
Astronomy Sessions for students in the remote villages
Our Mission & Approach
We are a passionate team driven with a purpose and we are deeply committed to our mission. We always seek understanding, build trust, and create meaning in our work together. Our core team and our associates believe each person has extraordinary skills and talents and motivate them which results in positive through a holistic approach. All our projects are aimed at delivering sustainable results.
Team – IT Nature Trust
Geetanjali Dhar – Managing Trustee
Geetanjali runs a EcoTourism venture IT Nature Club and has been organising eco trips within India and South East Asia for the last 15 years. During the course of her travels, she had a good opportunity to interact with the local tribal people of North East, especially in Arunachal Pradesh and understand their challenges. This spurred her to work closely with the communities and work towards improvement of livelihoods and promoting nature conservation.
She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from S.N.D.T , Mumbai and has been awarded with Best Woman Entrepreneur (Eco Tourism) by Association of Women Entrepreneurs at Karnataka (AWAKE). She has travelled extensively as part of her eco-venture and hobby of bird watching.
Subir Dhar – Trustee
Subir is a business professional with expertise in the Energy and Information Technology industry. He has always been keen on issues surrounding agriculture,livelihoods, access to electricity, propagation of technologies, skill development, village enterprises etc. He is a keen traveller and seeks to know more about the local economy and the challenges. He has venture funded many social setups and created social / community entrepreneurs.
He is an Electrical Engineer and an MBA from IIM , Ahmedabad.