Skill UP 2019: Employ-ability and Finances

#SkillUP2019 #YOUTHSPACE It was a success! Thanks to all who came and we do hope you learned something remember you need 20% knowledge or information 80% is your behavior while as for ideas you only require 1% and 99% in your ACTION.

Main Topic: Achieving financial freedom as young people (Saving plan, investment, starting a business, partnerships etc.

Main Objective: Introduce to the youth the principle of money and how to create a sustainable financial portfolio or culture through acquired skills, knowledge, business, partnerships etc.

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#sustainability #partnerships #business #leadership #networking #training #coaching #startup

What Next?

We want to partner with many individual professionals and organizations in reaching out many young people who come from marginalized or disadvantaged communities. SKILL UP is about lifelong learning mostly focusing on a daily experiences which some haven’t been captured in the same ways in the confines of a classroom.

Get in touch if you would like to learn more about our program. Email wilson.masaka@gmail.com

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Meet the Passionate Coach with Golden Heart for Soccer.

Today I want to appreciate coach Omore for his dedication in nurturing soccer talent in the community level also known as grassroots soccer. Many successful soccer stars like Mariga, Wanyama, Oliech just to mention but a few came from a humble beginning, playing soccer in the dusty fields such as drago, depo, red carpet and many others. Coaches at the grassroots levels have been instrumental in nurturing our greatest talents and in rare occasions they get to be acknowledged for their efforts or even supported to grow their skills despite facing many challenges in the team and the surrounding environment.

Omore is a true example of a coach with passion and despite his physical challenge he is one of the dedicated coaches that has many teams in our community in Mathare North. He is in charge of Mathare North Rangers teams from the age of 12, 14 and over 16 years, one of his biggest achievement is winning the top prize of the just concluded Mathare North Festive Season Soccer Tournament 2017/ 2018.

 

 

Dribbling skills session with players U14

Wilsen Initiative (WI) has been supporting Mathare North Rangers teams and our immediate goal is to have exposure for the coach and the players through playing tournaments and participating in more profession soccer coaching courses and life skills training to perfect their skills.

We invite well wishers to help us with soccer shoes, balls, uniforms etc, to help our coach and his team achieve the desired dream.

Get in touch with wilson.masaka@gmail.com

How To Create Sustainable Financial Portfolio or Culture

In your new year’s resolution, plan or goals; IS LEARNING A NEW SKILL & NETWORKING part of your list?

Wilsen Initiative (Wi) in collaboration with Maji Mazuri has organized a master session for youths to be trained on financial matters that will introduce to the youth the principle of money and how to create a sustainable financial portfolio or culture through acquired skills, knowledge, business, employment ventures, partnerships etc.

You only need 20% of knowledge and 80% is your behavior!

The master session will be held at Maji Mazuri offices along Juja road next to Olympic petrol station opposite Moi Airbase main gate, from 9.30 am to 1pm on Saturday 26th January 2019.

The session is free of charge and we target youth between 17 to 35 years, there are only 45 seats available, and only those who subscribe through this link https://bit.ly/2TNRq7J will be admitted to the session.

So what are you waiting for REGISTER NOW! It is free Visit: https://bit.ly/2TNRq7J

For further information and direction: Contact person: Mr. Wambua on 0715733196

Main Topic: Achieving financial freedom as young people (Saving plan, investment, starting a business, partnerships etc.

Main Objective: Introduce to the youth the principle of money and how to create a sustainable financial portfolio or culture through acquired skills, knowledge, business, partnerships etc.

Meet our facilitator: Mr. Michael Ogambi;

Mr. Michael Ogambi has over 15 years’ experience in finance and accounting. He has worked in commercial entities (General Electric) and Not-for-Profit organizations of regional nature including AMREF-Kenya and South Sudan. He is also involved in supporting art organizations and artists in entity as well as personal financial planning and tax exposures. He currently supports Kunja Dance with Admin and finance.

His main areas of expertise are in;

  1. Financial systems design implementation including development/review of internal controls
  2. Donor accounting – proposal budgeting and reporting
  3. Cash flow management and treasury management
  4. Financial policies and statutory compliance, Financial reports preparation, analysis and presentation
  5. Administration operations including procurement process management and support

Soccer Shoe Campaign 2018

#ChistmasGiftSoccerShoes #SoccerForHope #SoccerForChange #NextStar #ChistmasGiftSoccerShoes #SoccerForHope #SoccerForChange #NextStar

On 5th December 2018 we made a call to our network of friends and well wishers to join hands with us in our annual Soccer Shoes Campaign Gift by donating quality soccer shoe/s to the young stars who aren’t in a position to acquire one of the most valuable resources in their soccer career. Many young people play with bare foot not knowing the risks they expose themselves playing in bad surface soccer pitch in the community, on the other hand there is a big gap in acquiring a soccer shoe, soccer balls, soccer Cons, tracksuits, uniforms etc.

At Wilsen Initiative we want to bridge gap by providing the most basic resource like soccer balls, quality training, uniforms, etc. This December our target was to reach 20, but by today were are happy to acquire 30 soccer boots since we made the call. The campaign started the year 2000, whereby a total of more than 300 young stars have been reached.

Come, 1st Jan 2019, the campaign will not come an end, but will enter into the open contributions where anyone can add to the basket gift at their call through the year.

Other related links;

http://wilsenx.blogspot.com/2018/12/giving-back-through-soccer-shoe-campaign.html
http://wilsenx.blogspot.com/2013/08/change-that-starts-from-within.html
http://wilsenx.blogspot.com/2016/06/you-cant-miss-to-watch-right-to-play.html
http://wilsenx.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-reminiscence-of-football-shoes.html http://wilsenx.blogspot.com/2014/12/soccer-shoes-boots-campaign-right-to.html

Thanks to Pieter Jan de Bruijn, Pauline de Bruijnn, George Kamau, Kamuzi Banda, Roseline Nanah, Kate Syprine Nyarsojay, Esther Mazira and Ernesto Spruyt for your contributions. In a special way we want to wish you all the best in 2019, and may God bless the work of your hands.

Mathare North Festive Season Soccer Tournament 2018 -2019

Mathare North Festive Season Soccer Tournament 2018 -2019 – Finals were held today. 11 Brother defeated Metro Youth 2-1

7th Edition: WINNER 2018 – 2019 – 11 Brothers F.C.

1st Edition: – 2012-2013 :: Metro Wazee
2nd Edition:- 2013-2014 :: Metro Wazee
3rd Edition:- 2014 – 2015 :: Santos (4A)
4th Edition:- 2015 – 2016 :: 11Brothers F.C
5th Edition: 2016-2017 :: Santos F.C (KIWI)
6th Edition: 2017- 2018 :: Mathare North Rangers F.C

Soccer Shoe Campaign, The Next, Star!

Today we handed over three pair of soccer shoes to three great stars in Mathare North. We want to thank Kamuzi Banda, Kate Syprine Nyarsoja, Esther Mazira, Evaline Akida and Roseline Nanah for making it possible through their contribution in kick-starting the campaign. Our target is to at last reach 20 young stars by 31st Dec 2018. Now we are left with 17 more to go…

I invite you to join me in the annual soccer shoes campaign that seeks to connect young stars in Mathare slums with quality soccer shoes to avoid injuries but also to motivate them in their soccer journeys. The campaign as so far reached more than 300 soccer stars since I started the campaign in the year 2000. This December we want to reach 20 more soccer players. Here we go. A quality second hand shoe cost approximately $18 (Kes 1,800). Get in touch with me through wilson.masaka@gmail.com on how you can make your contributions if you are around in Kenya or abroad.

Related link; Testimony by JohnMark Gachucha
http://wilsenx.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-reminiscence-of-football-shoes.html

7th Edition of Mathare North Festive Season Soccer Tournament (MNFSST) – Senior Teams

This year’s tournament will run from 2nd December 2018 to 1st January 2019. A total of 15 teams, more than 300 players will be featured during the tournament. The main aim of the tournament is to create safe space through soccer, especially during the festive season.

During the festive season schools are closed and majority of young people idle around spending time in anything they think is necessary without a second thought and to their detriment during this period youth indulge in vices such as crime, drug abuse, endless parties just to mention but a few. The foundation of the tournament is to create a platform where youth can spend their energy and time in playing or watching grassroots soccer where they connect with each other while they get life-skills from their coaches and community leaders. Since inception in 2011 we have had a total of 16 teams participating from within Mathare.

Match day 1: Abuto foundation Vs. Mathare North Youth. Mathare North Youth won 1-0


2nd December 2018. It is a good start, match day 1 Mathare North Youth Vs. Abuto Foundation. Mathare North Youth won 1-0

Mathare North Festive Season Soccer Tournament 2018 -2019 – Senior Teams
………………….WINNERS………………….

  • 1st Edition: – 2012-2013 :: Metro Wazee
  • 2nd Edition:- 2013-2014 :: Metro Wazee
  • 3rd Edition:- 2014 – 2015 ::  Santos (4A)
  • 4th Edition:- 2015 – 2016 :: 11Brothers F.C
  • 5th Edition: 2016-2017 :: Santos F.C (KIWI)
  • 6th Edition: 2017- 2018 :: Mathare North Rangers F.C

7th Edition: 2018-2019? Who will it be?

The secret of winning;

1. Fair play
2. Teamwork
3. Consistency
4. Game plan
5. Discipline on/off the pitch

What else?

During the festive season schools are closed and the majority of young people idle around spending time in anything they think is necessary without a second thought and to their detriment during this period youth indulge in vices such as crime, drug abuse, endless parties just to mention but a few. The foundation of the tournament is to create a platform (safe spaces) where youth can spend their energy and time in playing or by watching grassroots soccer where they connect with each other while they get life-skills from their coaches and community leaders.

Main goals.

  1. Safe space for youth during the festive season.
  2. Promote peaceful coexisting of people in the community.
  3. Promote soccer talents

Areas you can support us;

  1. Soccer balls.
  2. Uniforms.
  3. Officiating and communication.
  4. Documentary (Video and photography)
  5.  Awards

And many more… Contact wilson.masaka@gmail.com