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SameSame was founded to develop and scale tailored mental health support to LGBTQI+ youth in countries with discriminatory laws and norms

Founded: 2021 by Jonathan McKay

  • Program Area

    Health & Healthcare, Human Rights
  • Location of Impact

    Africa, Asia, Indonesia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Headquarters Location

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Product Platforms

    Mobile Apps, Open Source, SMS
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics


SameSame believes that everyone should have access to the support and space they need to navigate the highs and lows of adolescence and young adulthood, setting them up to achieve their potential no matter who they are, no matter where they live, no matter who they love. Founded in 2021, we are a collective of queer designers, content creators, mental health experts and software engineers from the Global South who have come together to build what we wish we had access to when we were young. Members of our team have built digital health platforms and created award winning content across Africa and Asia, including projects for the WHO, UNICEF and ministries of health.

Funders and Awards

Chat for Impact Accelerator powered by WhatsApp 2021, The South Park Commons Agency Fund Social Impact Fellowship 2021, The Agency Fund 2022