Enabling thriving African youth

Mental health issues prevent young people from flourishing. We enable thriving youths by making mental healthcare accessible in underserved regions of the world, starting with Kenya and Africa.
Pressure to excel academically causes stress and anxiety affecting his functioning in class and at home.

Youth mental health issues can be devastating

Mental health issues prevent young people from flourishing—care is neither affordable nor available.
Prevalence: 250m youths aged 10-19 globally
Burden of Disease: 45% of youth global disease burden
Disability: #1 cause of disability in under-resourced regions
Treatment Gap: >80% treatment gap in Africa
Sadly, mental health issues cause poor quality of life, increased risky behaviors, and enduring socio-economic challenges.
Our Story
Shamiri means"thrive." We are building a future where young people, everywhere, can unlock their full potential.

Transforming mental health for all

We are a proud African company that is building for the world. Our mission is rooted in making mental healthcare both affordable and accessible to underserved youth.
We've designed an innovative, community-oriented caregiving model that is a template for expanding access to mental healthcare around the world. Our approach, backed by rigorous research and proven results, paves the way for a future where mental well-being is within reach for every young person.
We are a proud African company that is building for the world. Our mission is rooted in making mental healthcare both affordable and accessible to underserved youth.

Recent Science and Evidence

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Shamiri means "thrive." Since 2019, we have provided accessible and effective mental health to 100,000s of young people across Africa and beyond.
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harvard university logo  links to shamiri institute partnersDuke University LogoCRI foundation Logoafrica mental health research and training foundation logo  links to shamiri institute partnersInnovation in Healthcare LogoNairobi city county logo
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