The Qonnect

Living in the Upside-Down with Araika-Zawadhafsa Mkulo - S3 E5

June 22, 2022 Qali Id Season 3 Episode 5
Living in the Upside-Down with Araika-Zawadhafsa Mkulo - S3 E5
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The Qonnect
Living in the Upside-Down with Araika-Zawadhafsa Mkulo - S3 E5
Jun 22, 2022 Season 3 Episode 5
Qali Id

On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali speaks with Araika-Zawadhafsa Mkulo, a cognitive psychologist and founder of Safe Space Africa, an entity dedicated to improving mental health for Africans through individual therapy, group workshops and digital products. Araika is a published researcher in the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems and The Gender Equality Promising Practices in UNICEF Programming in Tanzania. Her research interests lie in marrying psychology with technology and business to find impactful solutions for mental health, gender inequality and poverty in Africa. Currently, Araika is living and working between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.

During this conversation, Araika and Qali talk about the importance of cultural nuance and language in psychology, Safe Space Africa, remaining present in terms of crisis, slowing down and why purpose is more important than passion.

Referred to in the conversation:
 Safe Space
Dixon Chibanda & The Friendship Bench
Slowing Down Blog

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Have thoughts about this episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #TheQonnect or post at Qali's Twitter or Instagram accounts below:

Follow @qaaliciid on Instagram & Twitter. Check out her website Being Qaali

Find Araika on Instagram

Show Notes

On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali speaks with Araika-Zawadhafsa Mkulo, a cognitive psychologist and founder of Safe Space Africa, an entity dedicated to improving mental health for Africans through individual therapy, group workshops and digital products. Araika is a published researcher in the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems and The Gender Equality Promising Practices in UNICEF Programming in Tanzania. Her research interests lie in marrying psychology with technology and business to find impactful solutions for mental health, gender inequality and poverty in Africa. Currently, Araika is living and working between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.

During this conversation, Araika and Qali talk about the importance of cultural nuance and language in psychology, Safe Space Africa, remaining present in terms of crisis, slowing down and why purpose is more important than passion.

Referred to in the conversation:
 Safe Space
Dixon Chibanda & The Friendship Bench
Slowing Down Blog

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Have thoughts about this episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #TheQonnect or post at Qali's Twitter or Instagram accounts below:

Follow @qaaliciid on Instagram & Twitter. Check out her website Being Qaali

Find Araika on Instagram