Rethinking mental health for Africa's youth
Shamiri Institute is a data-driven public benefit organization that uses cutting edge social science research and a deep contextual knowledge of the communities that it works with to build a future where young people can actualize their life potential. Shamiri means "thrive" in Kiswahili.
Because mental health prevents many young people from realizing their life outcomes, Shamiri's current priority is to develop and implement tools that improve the mental health and wellbeing of Africa's youths.
Tom leads Shamiri's effort to expand its impact across Africa where half the population is 19 years or younger.