Tendai Chisirimunhu Kathemba

Tendai Chisirimunhu Kathemba is a Masters Student in Psychology from the Western Cape. She is committed to addressing mental health for social change. Tendai believes in a decolonial approach to mental health that is holistic and community-based, situating the everyday lived experiences of the people of South Africa and Africa. She hopes to bring awareness to the challenges of mental health, contributing to healing communities using holistic modalities and finding solutions that can be applied within an African context. She believes that collaboration, healthy community structures and strong networks are necessary to improve chances for transformation.

“I believe the Tekano Fellowship will allow me to learn from people I would never otherwise meet as well help me grow professionally and personally in my desire to do meaningful work,” she says.