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:
Dixon Chibanda & The Friendship Bench
Slowing Down Blog
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