The Making Of Skill-UP Event April 2018

In everything that we do we pick great learning lessons that we share and also archive for an even greater event next time. In case you are planning an event for the youth, for example, during the school holiday targeting at least fifty people below are some of the points you should consider. These are the pathways to the successful Skill-UP event that was held on 14th April 2018 at the GoDown Arts Centre.

10 Points to Consider While Designing Events; #WilseninitiativeDiary

  1. Choose a team, develop action plan and allocate tasks.
  2. Develop a budget and source for funds to support the budget.
  3. Design the theme and purpose (Concept note and why analysis).
  4. Think of the entire brand.
  5. Agree on schedule for follow up meetings.
  6. Contact your external team in good time for their preparation (Facilitators, suppliers etc).
  7. Develop a communication strategy (social media and general communication)
  8. Document the event from start to the end ( meetings, photos, videos, social media posts etc).
  9. Develop a registration system (confirmations, inform and engage).
  10. Evaluate the event (what went well and what needs to be improved)

Branding of SKill-UP design and concept by Wilson Masaka www.wilsenx.blogspot.com 

Pull Up banner

Pull Up banner

Flier – font

Flier – back

e-flier

e-flier

e-flier

e-poster

The source, the sketch and conceptualization process

The Skill-UP logo

The Team, the T-shirts

The t-shirt

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Skill-UP Event April 2018

Wilsen Initiative (Wi) seek to empower young people to use the acquired skills and talent for prosperity. The platforms connect professionals, students, innovators, artist, etc. through building a creative economy using our  Skill-Up program which is creatively designed to enable experiential and practical learning while inspiring the audiences to activate themselves in achieving desired dreams. Our philosophy is 1 % idea 99% action and the champion in you.

How many times have you switched your career? Do you know your career choice makes your acquired skills or knowledge relevant or irrelevant?

Some of the things we learn, especially in school doesn’t mean we will use them all. Our knowledge bank is full of savings are waiting for the next explorations to become who want. Through informed and proactive approach we shall reach at the level of our unique self with a defined purpose instead of copying what other people are doing without understanding the WHY is our journey.

Many youth has been trapped in the puzzle of not knowing how to discover their full potential through talents and skills acquired, leaving many to succumb into the pressure of life without defining how success looks like. At Wilsen Initiative (WI) we use our experiential program to unlock the youth potential through self discovery, guided by an approach that will promote quality learning and lifelong learning.

We conduct master classes in: – Business skills, Soft skills, Digital Marketing, Technical Skills, Web Development and Graphic Design, Team Building, Personal Branding, Painting classes, Financial literacy, Blogging, Photography and Internet Research. Our facilitators are passionate practitioners with good understanding of the market trends as users and innovators.

Skill UP Master Classes – Offering 21st century skills training using eight approaches;
21st Century skills

  1. Problem solving
  2. Design Thinking
  3. Participatory learning
  4. Case studies
  5. Interactive learning
  6. Collaboration and teamwork.
  7. Creativity and imagination
  8. Critical thinking.

Skill UP – Boot Camps / Master Classes

We target young people who have finished their secondary, college education ready for the job market and pursuing further education. “Ready To Work”. We also work closely with young people currently in school offering multimedia skills, personal branding and career guidance courses.

Skill-UP April 2018 was a success… venue: GoDown Arts Centre Date: 14th April 2018
Sign up with us for master class with your youth group. Write to info@wilsenx.com or wilson.masaka[at]gmail.com

More photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30155647@N08/sets/72157667812430478

Experiencing the VISION MAGIC

Experiencing the VISION MAGIC…. from Wilsen Initiative diary #YouthGroups #Youth101 Wi. experience…
10 points To Ensure Teams Success

  1.  Do your search in finding the vision match in your team.
  2. Exploit your strength grow your weak links.
  3. Consult and brainstorm widely.
  4. Plan and communicate effectively.
  5. Accountability
  6. Maximize on your shared values
  7. Recruit based on complementing career paths.
  8. Don’t compete but rather compliment each other.
  9. Praise in public, correct in private.
  10. Build a working culture ( systems, procedure, standard operation etc.)
Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Steering team 2018 from left to right:  Danstan Ochieng, Belinda Nyamboki, Cynthia Kihu, Jane Ruguru Wanjiku, Minnie Kang'ethe and Wilson Masaka

Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Steering team 2018 from left to right: Danstan Ochieng, Belinda Nyamboki, Cynthia Kihu, Jane Ruguru Wanjiku, Minnie Kang’ethe and Wilson Masaka

Skill UP Photograph 101 At CMETrust in Mathare

It was a great pleasure to receive an invitation from CMETrust to train their youth (16 to 19 years) in Story telling and the fundamentals of making great photos while also thinking of captions that could help tell the story. Canada-Mathare Education Trust believes every child should be able to go to school. They also believe that education empowers people to change their communities for the better. Below are important notes shared today by our founder Mr. Wilson Masaka, who started his photography and blogging journey in 2009 while on an assignment in Zanzibar. Check out his blog at www.wilsenx.blogspot.com

Pre and Post Production: Making Great Photos Basic 101

  1. Know your camera (Mobile phone, DSLR, Brand Canon, Nikon, Lens etc.).
  2. Think of the moment or story line before the shoot (Pre-production).
  3. Be present and embrace the moments.
  4. Don’t stick to script too much, some great moments aren’t planned.
  5. Shoot as many shots as possible then select later.
  6. Understand the theme of the event, do’s and don’t.
  7. Take the right gear with you, for example, there are many types of lenses for different purpose
  8. Learn the basics from shutter speed, Aperture, ISO, Light, Composition, Rule of third, Golden hour and style.
  9. Build a portfolio on our way up, dedicate time for pro-bono work.
  10. Never sop learning and learn from your mistakes. Editing is a skill you must master in the post-production.

Some photos as captured;

Are you a youth group with a desire to Skill UP? Get in touch with us for a session in photography, creative entrepreneurship, social media marketing, blogging, graphic design, web development and personal branding (life skills) write to wilson.masaka[at]gmail.com or info@wilsenx.com

Wilsen Initiative Skill UP Master Classes

Are you a Youth Group or CBO looking for team of experts to help you sharpen your skill to the next level (Learning Curve)? We are here for you Wilsen Initiative Skill UP MASTER CLASSES (Short Training).
The Wi Experience… Attitude – Skill – Knowledge
Program: Skill-UP Training Bootcamps and Master Classes.
Participants: Youth groups and CBO’s
Venue / Host: CBO’s / Youth Group Office
Number of participants: Foundation: 10 to 30 people or Mastery: 5 to 15 people
 
Aim and Target Group
We target young people who have finished their secondary, college education ready for the job market and pursuing further education. “Ready To Work”. We also work closely with young people currently in school and mid-career youth running community based organizations or employed with by other organizations.
Our Area of Specialization
Creative entrepreneurship, Soft skills (Lifeskills), Digital
Marketing, Web Development and Graphic Design, Personal Branding,
Painting classes, Financial literacy, Blogging, Photography and Internet Research.
The Wi Experience… Inspire -Connect-Educate
Foundation :- This provides a good basis for acquiring the right Attitude, Skill and Knowledge (Ask Model). Number of sessions to subscribe is between 3 to 10 (equivalent to 3 to 10 days) depending with your need.trained on the half day depending on the chosen subject. Charges at this level Kes 300 per session each person. Number of participants in a session is 10 – 30 people.
Mastery :- This level provides a more in depth skills and knowledge in more technical skills for example, learning the deeper layer of how a website is built, learn how to code with CSS, HTML, PHP, Graphic Design, Web development tools, etc. Charges at this level Kes 500 per session each person.
At least 10 sessions which is equivalent to 10 days. Each session takes 6 hours per day. with number of participants 5 to 15 people.
Note: You may spread the days into Saturdays and Sundays only.

Our Steering Team 2018

#MeetOurTeam2018 Our steering team 2018, is tasked with the responsibility of running Wilsen Initiative [Plus One Talent and Skill-Up program]. http://www.wilsen-initiative.org

10 key roles of the steering team;

1. Administrations support
2. Resource mobilization
3. Research and Development
4. Partnerships & Spotting opportunities
5. Conducting master sessions (Skill-Up)
6. Publicity
7. Brand ambassadors
8. Strategic direction
9. Organizing events
10. Sustainability – think tank

Your support in achieving the above is much appreciated, contact anyone at the steering team. Minnie Kang’ethe, Wilson Masaka, Jane Ruguru Wanjiku, Danstan Ochieng and Belinda Nyamboki

info@wilsenx.com

Grassroots Soccer, East Meets the West.

Today our junior team (Mathare North Rangers Jnr. U12) traveled to Parklands to play a friendly match with Soccer School Kenya. . The match ended in a 2-2 draw, with great learning lessons from both teams.

Soccer School Kenya works with kids from all backgrounds with the aim of giving them an opportunity to hone their skills by availing the right environment, equipment and coaching staff. We share the same values at Wilsen Initiative whereby we support our club in nurturing their skills and talents. The soccer exchange program is part of our philosophy that provides an environment to interact with different groups while learning new skills. We share a lot with Soccer School Kenya, only that at the moment weren’t able to fully implement our soccer model due to lack of resources required from coaches, soccer shoes etc.

Soccer School Kenya Versus Mathare North Rangers Jnr. U12 Date 17.02.18

 

About Our Teams

Mathare North Rangers F.C (MNR) football club (U12, U14 and Over 16 years) is a project of Wilsen Initiative (Wi). Wilsen Initiative runs under three pillars, namely Inspiration, Connectivity and Education (ICE model).Our teams are vehicles of fostering understanding and create lasting relationships among the youth and their communities. Some of the skills the soccer players acquire directly or indirectly range from; leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, good values, peace, decision making among others.

Our Goal

  1. Provide a safe environment for a soccer player at grassroots levels to grow into the next level of professionalism.
  2. We seek to nurture the young talents, in soccer by providing exposure outside our neighborhood.
  3. Offer quality training and mobilize for resources that would help the players to grow into the next levels of professionalism.

Our objectives

  • We envisage traversing our country by playing friendly matches and tournaments that will foster understanding of cultural diversity and peace building in Kenya.
  • We use football to help the youth explore more about their country and communities while learning about why they should embrace diversity in cultures, tribes and trends around. By doing so we shall be contributing to the national fabric of peaceful cohesion of people.

In a special way we want to thanks Wilson Masaka, Kamuzi Banda, Kenndey Onyago (Onyi), Coach Omore for their leadership, dedication and facilitation for all our teams. Lastly we want to thank Simon Mulama, Titus Mulama and the Soccer School Kenya for hosting us today at their fields.

Incase you want to be involved please write us at info@wilsenx.com

You can help us in;

  • Transport cost to and from venues.
  • Buying or mobilizing of donation of playing kits for the players e.g soccer shoes, bibs, track suit etc.
  • Training session for U12 and U14 players.
  • Connect us with a friendly match outside our neighborhood.

Step by step we shall reach our goal!