About Us.

Who We Are

Afyakili is a combination of a Swahili terms “Afya” and “Akili” in English meaning, “Health” and “Mind.”


Afyakili is a youth led platform that uses Art and Colors to promote Mental Wellness. We use creative processes of making Art to connect with our emotions, what we have elaborated as,  “How are You Feeling Today?” Our aim is to help in breaking Mental Health stigma, by breaking down content on Mental Health to simple, consumable and transformative content, to every individual from any generational era. We believe that good Mental Health can be a lifestyle and collective teamwork with synergy, will build a foundation to help in managing depression, preventing suicide and ending stigma on Mental Health.

Our Mission & Vision.

What makes us different ?

Afyakili was started in October 4th, 2017, and celebrates Afyakili Day #AfyakiliDay annually to mark its conception and share more on its campaign #ToaEmotionalMask.


To inspire every human being to embrace Mental Health, help others and promote Mental Wellness and Well-being in their daily lives and those of others, using Art.


To make good Mental Health a lifestyle in every family unit.  

Core Values

Wellness | Well-being | Health | Art. 

Data by World Health Organization (WHO)

▪️More than 700 000 people die due to suicide every year

▪️Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds

▪️77% of global suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries

How we Work

We use T-shirts, footballs, hoodies and bags as conversation starters for Mental Health conversations among individuals, anywhere anytime. Every item has a wellness card that has guidelines to assist the reader and anyone who may encounter the individual having these items. They have the words, “How are You Feeling Today?” and the wellness cards act as a simple, brief and quick help for Mental Health challenges, that can assist in linking and connecting an individual with a professional Mental Health service provider. The goal is to inspire hope, instill skills for wellness among individuals, guide people on how to help others, therefore minimizing the stigma on Mental Health and sharing love with others, in a creative way.