Tom Osborn

Working for Africa's youth

about tom osborn

Working for Africa's youth

Tom Osborn was born and raised in poverty in rural Kenya. He received over a quarter million dollars in scholarship to make his education possible.

Tom is the Co-Founder and CEO of Shamiri Institute, a purpose-driven public-benefit startup combining rigorous mental health science with deep contextual knowledge to provide evidence-based mental health to youths in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. He is also the Africa Director of Cultural Agents, a platform for academics, artists, community leaders, and active citizens.

Tom is a 2021 TED Fellow and an Acumen Fellow. At 18, he was named the youngest Echoing Green Fellow. At 19, he was named on the global Forbes' 30under 30 list in Social Entrepreneurship. Tom graduated from Harvard College with a High Honors degree in Psychology.


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Through pioneering work in mental health, clean energy, and with a focus on Africa's youth, Tom is working to make the world world a better place.


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