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Jenga Africa’s Timeline…

Jenga Africa’s timeline and how it all began…

2017 – June

Founded in 2017; after 20 years of batting depression and suicide ideation, Sheilla Akwara overcame her struggles and formed Jenga Africa to help other young people struggling with the same.

2018 – Dec

On 11th December 2018, Jenga Africa was formally launched with head- quarters in New York, Kenya & South Africa, with the prime purpose of promoting mental health and well-being of young people.

2019 – March

We began our promotion and advocacy work with visits to schools, appearances on radio
and TV, and also working with the United Nations and with various governments in Kenya and South Africa

2020 – March

Accentuated by COVID-19 pandemic, we expanded our outreach to include its impact on mental health, and established partnerships with key individuals and organizations.

2021 – January

We launched one of our mental-wellness bootcamp, where we help young people understand their journeys in life with practical tools that will help in dealing with their mental health

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