We provide young people with the tools to Thrive!

We are a data-driven organization that develops and implements low-cost, low-stigma mental health and wellness interventions to help young people, in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, thrive!

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giving young people a chance to thrive

Improving the mental health & wellbeing of Africa's young population

We develop and disseminate evidence-based interventions for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Youths thrive by improving their mental health, academic grades, and social relationships.

  • 1600+ adolescents in Kenya have participated in Project Thrive!
  • More than 4500 Kenyan youths have participated in our programs
  • 1400+ Project Thrive! sessions conducted in >10 schools across Kenya
  • 40% improvement in mental health, 14% improvement in peer relations, 3% improvement in academic grades
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What We Do
who we are

For Youths. By Youths.

We are a youth-led organization working for young people. Our team consists of diverse, socially-driven development professionals, community-mobilizers and research scientists.

About Us
re-imagining youth mental healthcare

Project Thrive!

Our Thrive! Fellows are the foundation of our work. They deliver Project Thrive! to young people in school-settings.

Thrive! Supervisors support the work of the Thrive! Fellows and provide extra mental health support. A second-line of support, they triage young people to expert mental healthcare.

The Thrive! Network is our network of mental health experts with deep contextual and cultural expertise.They act as our bridge with the healthcare system.


Who Benefits from Project Thrive!

Rather than target psychopathology, our intervention in Project Thrive! is a character strengths building intervention. Youths are taught about growth, gratitude, and value affirmations, and learn important problem-solving skills to help them navigate future difficulties. In this way, Project Thrive! helps at-risk youths in places without formal mental healthcare build the skills they need to navigate life's difficulties.

let the numbers tell the story

Data with a Heart, Research with a Purpose

Our work is built on data and evidence, read our Data Stories and experience how we are reimagining mental healthcare and education in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Fun Fact: Shamiri means "thrive" in Kiswahili