About Jenga Africa


Jenga is a Swahili word which means ‘to build’. We aim to build Africa through suicide prevention programmes, harnessing the power of youth, building safe spaces for difficult and critical dialogues especially in schools; help young people to create a vision for their future so they can achieve their goals and aspirations in life.

Depression and suicide rates are rising astronomically in young people, and this matter calls for urgent attention and action. The government, schools, families and the community at large need to investigate and address the driving force behind this epidemic.

Innovative strategies and solutions are needed to save our future generation and to ensure a healthy human capital. It’s for this reason that Jenga Africa was formed to contribute to solving this epidemic. Here at JA we focus on 3 pillars that guide our programmes and structures.

1) Mental wellbeing

2) Sports for development [with a focus on mental well-being]

3) Spiritual development [with a focus on mental well-being]

In the year 2020, we will host an event aimed at raising awareness on issues around depression and suicide ideation. For more information on this event and to partner with us, email us at info@jengaafrica.com