Team


Diptty Joseph
Program Officer
Masters in Philosophy (M Phil); Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Christ University, Bangalore

Diptty Joseph holds a Masters in Philosophy (M Phil) and Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Christ University, Bangalore. As part of her M.Phil thesis she carried an Intervention study that focused on development of a Life Skills program for adolescent girls at risk with special reference to rescued devadasi girls in Northern Karnataka. Her past experience includes counselling and therapeutic intervention services to HIV positive children, adolescents, and adults using individual, family, and group approaches. She seeks to use her research experience to add value to development initiatives for stakeholder sensitization, dissemination and advocacy. She is proficient in English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam. She joined DF in 2014 and is responsible for the programs in Jharkhand. Diptty is currently also the Thematic Lead for the Computer Based Functional Literacy Program. She also assists the Director in managing the Volunteering and Internship program.

Vijay Samuel
Fundraising and Communications Officer
Masters in Automotive Engineering

Vijay Samuel (or Sam as he likes to be known), has completed his Masters in Engineering from England. This is where he grew passionate about helping the less fortunate members of society and to assist in providing help to the helpless. A journey that started in his local Church, led to Development Focus.

Sam believes he has found his sweet spot working with DF. He couldn’t ask for more than to work with an inspiring team for a cause close to home and heart.

Sam brings a certain passion and drive, to a challenging responsibility in Fundraising and Communication at Development Focus.


Emmanuel Raj
Assistant Program Officer
Pursuing Bachelors Degree

Emmanuel Raj has been serving DF since its inception. His role is to support the program team. As an important support staff servicing the departments of the organisation, he helps ensures things works smoothly. Young and energetic, Immanuel is always there to help the team with his smile and wit.

Emmanuel is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree.