Oasis Africa began in the year 1990, under the leadership of Dr. Gladys Mwiti a clinical psychologist and founder and CEO of Oasis Africa Center for Transformational Psychology and Trauma, a Pan-African professional organization shaping the field of psychology in Kenya.
A teachers of physical and Chemistry in the 1980s, Dr. Mwiti was disturbed by the poor performance of some of hers student. Upon inquiry, she discovered a myriad of predicament that led to lack of focus and absenter in school. Some lived in constant state of fear due to domestic Violence, Physical sexual and emotion abuse as well as being forced into child labor. Thus, with the desire to make a difference, she went back to school for knowledge and expertise to exercise this profession and bring about the change she desired. In addition to providing trauma-focused therapy and supervision, Dr. Mwiti is heavily involved in advocacy work, collaborating with government offices, community organizations, and churches.