Mental health problems account for nearly half of the global burden of disease among youths aged 15-to-19 yet many young people with mental health problems in Kenya cannot access the help that they need.
Poor mental health is associated with lifetime medical, educational, economic, legal, and interpersonal problems (e.g., school drop-out, incarceration, and suicide).
In Kenya, 1 in 2 school-going adolescents suffer from depression and anxiety, on par with prevalence rates amongst Sub-Saharan youths.
Sadly, many young people with mental health problems in Kenya cannot access the help that they need:
Over the past 4 years, Shamiri Institute has developed, tested, and refined a cost-effective and evidence-based innovation called Anansi.
Anansi integrates two essential elements:
In 2022, >4,000 youths received Anansi in five schools in Kenya. Over 11,000 youths have received Anansi in the past three years.
We now seek to scale the implementation of Anansi to rural and peri-urban regions across Kenya.
One of the ways that we are scaling up Anansi is through a decentralized scale-up model where implementation of Anansi is done through a community-based partner. This model is sometimes called a “train — the — trainers model.
In 2023, we will be seeking to work with such a community-based partner to scale our work to other counties outside Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, and Makueni where we currently work.
We are looking for an implementing partner who will be trained on the Anansi model and will deliver it to at least 750 high school students in any of the following seven counties: Siaya, Kakamega, Uasin Gishu, Busia, Nakuru, Migori, and Trans-Nzoia.
Familiarize yourself with the following documents:
Please submit your application by e-mail to Anthony Waweru (firstname.lastname@example.org) and cc: Rahim Daya (email@example.com) and firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday August 23rd at 11:59PM.