TED Fellow Tom Osborn is working to improve mental health for young people across Kenya.

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Tom Osborn is the founder and CEO of Shamiri, a youth-led organization providing affordable, evidence-based mental health care to young people across sub-Saharan Africa, and especially Kenya, where 45 percent of young people struggle with mental health problems. In a region where mental health professionals are scarce and stigma limits help-seeking, Shamiri implements affordable and personalized mental health interventions in community-based settings. A Harvard graduate, Osborn was named to the global Forbes "30 under 30" list for social entrepreneurship at age 19.

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Shaping the future: Notes from the TED Fellows Session of TEDMonterey

August 3, 2021

The TED Fellows are known to be a range of multifaceted souls, making possible the impossible. The eight speakers and one performance on stage at TEDMonterey exemplified this year’s (and every year’s) cohort of amazing people shaping the future and rising to the challenge of making the world better than it’s been left. The event: […]

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