jengaafrica, mental health, wellness, selfcare

The Introduction

Jenga is a Swahili word which means ‘to build’. Jenga Africa aims to build African young people 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.

Jenga Africa is a safe place for critical dialogues and critical thinking, above all, it is a place where we help young people to create a vision for their future, teaching them ways of dealing with difficult situations, and inspiring them through mentorship programmes.

Depression and suicide rates are rising astronomically in young people, and this matter calls for urgent attention and action. Therefore, governments, 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 (JA) 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 this year of 2021, Jenga Africa is hosting a wellness bootcamp aimed at raising awareness on issues around depression and suicide ideation amongst young people. For more information on this event and to partner with us, email us at

Learn about the genesis of Jenga Africa here…