Project AKILI is a volunteer led non-profit organisation. Our founders are Daniel Murage and Wangari Murage. Daniel Murage manages the website and edits submitted articles, while Wangari Murage is in charge of social media and community campaigns. Apart from these two, a great number of kind hearted people continue to support the work we do -- by volunteering their time, money and skills. Below is a list of our contributors so far:
Wangu Muthoni is a student at Kenyatta University, studying population studies. She enjoys learning about mental health and connecting and managing treatment options among people who have mental illnesses.She is the first intern at Project AKILI and manages our social media and writing projects.
Wangari Murage is from Nairobi, Kenya. She is passionate about mental health and hopes to discuss about how society handles mental illnesses and how we can change our culture to be more loving and understanding. She believes in kindness and in her own words, "We should be kind to everyone we meet since all the people we meet are fighting their own hard battles.
Joseph Guchu is a community health and development professional, skillful in diverse health, relief aid and developmental project management. He is a member of Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central. He has a deep passion for mental health and primary health care dynamics and solutions. He loves reading thrillers and enjoys cycling.
Lwile is a budding writer born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a lover of great food, dry wine, real conversations and moments spent reading; loather of parking fees, restaurant container charges, queues and Monday mornings. She is passionate about mental health, purpose fuelled living, women economic empowerment and education of young children.
Pascal Aloo is from Nairobi, Kenya and champions for "healthy minds". He is pained by students and young people going through depression and anxiety and considers it his calling to encourage these people by sharing his experiences about how he has coped with the same issues.
Ngamau Muchiri is a Tax and Financial Accounting professional with a big passion for general public wellness with a big inclination to mental health and wellbeing. Ngamau having struggled with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder hopes to participate in programs and projects geared towards not only informing and teaching but giving live assistance to those that need it. He is a resident of Ruiru and in his free time enjoys dog training, hikes, touch rugby and listening to Ted talks. ‘’ Taking care of oneself does not mean me first it means me too ”.
Christopher Kabue is a Nairobian who lives in Toronto, Canada, and has a passion for psychology and neuroscience. He intends to advocate for better, more efficient strategies in mental healthcare that cater for everyone yet allow for personalised interventions. He lives with major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and borderline personality disorder. Mental health matters: It should be considered as an inherently critical matter in healthcare for humanity to survive and thrive.
Monica Wangari is from Nairobi, Kenya. She is passionate about mental health and has struggled with Depression, Anxiety and Panic attacks. She hopes to fight stigma and also change the narrative that surrounds mental health. She is eager to participate in projects that will empower those suffering from mental illness as well as educate the community. At Project AKILI, she will be sharing coping mechanisms and provide information and support for those who suffer from mental illness.
Waigwa is in charge of website maintenance and editing articles submitted to the publication. He is a resident of Kerugoya and enjoys biking, running and playing the guitar. He enjoys writing about how exercise improves mental health. He lives in a very cold place and would rather be in Ukunda, enjoying the ocean and coconut wine :)