We are building a future where young people can realize their potential

We provide young people, in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, with data-driven tools to actualize their life potential

How we are shaping the future

We are young people working for young people

To build a future where young people can actualize their life outcomes, we combine cutting edge social science research with a deep contextual knowledge of the communities that we work with.

Based in Nairobi, our youth-led team consists of diverse, purpose-driven entrepreneurs, development professionals, community mobilizers, and research scientists. What brings all Shamireans together is our collective commitment to our shared values and our belief in the future that we are building.

Who we are

Our first priority: Improving the wellbeing of Africa's youth

Mental health problems prevent young people from realizing their potential globally. We have developed Shamiri, an effective tool for youth mental health and wellbeing. We are scaling this tool through an innovative, community-oriented and breakthrough healthcare model. Youths experience improvements in their mental health and wellbeing, build and foster important character strengths, strengthen their interpersonal relationships and do better in school.

  • Since 2018, we've conducted 3,370+ Shamiri sessions with 6,150+ youths in Kenya
  • Through Shamiri, young people have experienced  a 40% improvement in mental health and wellbeing, a 14% improvement in social relations, and a 3% improvement in academic grades
  • This year, we are bring Shamiri to 7,500 youths in-person and 50,000 youths digitally
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What we do

A commitment to social science innovation

Fundamental to our approach is combining rigorous social science research with a deep contextual understanding of the complexities of the communities that we work with.

  • We have conducted 5 gold-standard trials with >2,000 youths
  • Our team has published 15+ articles in leading peer-reviewed journals worldwide
  • With a commitment to open-science, data from our studies is publicly available