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Shamiri was founded on a simple vision: a world in which all youths, regardless of their circumstances, have the tools to realize their potential. While simple, this vision is ambitious, requiring the coordinated and well-informed efforts of people and organizations around the world. That’s why we have committed to the principle of open science, freely and openly sharing the tools, data, and publications that we have developed through our ongoing mental health and wellbeing work with youths in Kenya.
In January, we achieved a wonderful milestone: our Nairobi office got up and running with five full-time staff. Our Kenya staff is now working to set up the infrastructure to deliver our programs to 1300+ secondary school students in Kenya this year. Our team reflects our youth-led youth-oriented mission and values, while bringing a range of backgrounds and expertise to our research and operations.