Last weekend (14.07.2012) the Wilsen Initiative team met to channel away forward after our founder came from a two months fellowship at D&F academy in Hamburg – Germany. Therefore we hereby would like to introduce the team of Wilsen Initiative which compromise of talented, dedicated and passionate youth who wants to make positive change in the community by urging their fellow youth to be at the steering to drive their future to the right direction.
We believe in a change that starts with you and everyone as something unique that they can do, you can look at it from the context of creation or life in general. Our slogan is the champion in you… which is based on self belief, encouragement, proactive and using our skills and talents to reach the stars.
Even though we have close to 30 youths participating in our small ventures like in football we have a dedicated team which is committed to offer their time and resources to turn all dreams into reality. In each organisation there ought to be some kind of leadership or management to make things run even without resources, so kindly meet the Wilsen Initiative Team (Dream Team) which is working together towards a strong Wilsen Initiative;
Name: Wilson Masaka.
Occupation: IT Trainer/ Football coach / Web developer.
Interests: Youth development, ICT, Creativity and Sports.
Role at Wilsen Initiative: Founder / Chair Person.
Why start Wilsen Initiative? “I want to share my experiences, knowledge and skills whereby motivating youth to be positive change makers within their families and society at larger”.
Message to the youth: “Always believe in yourself and choose thepositive role models / mentors who will help you realize your dreams. Don’t shy from challenges they make us stronger”.
Name: Faith Nyamboki
Occupation: Student/ Designer.
Interests: Working with the youth, Mentoring, ICT, Languages, photography.
Role at Wilsen Initiative: Vice – Chairperson / Editor.
Why start Wilsen Initiative? “It’s exciting to be part of something special – working with a young dynamic team which has the same interests as me and ultimately learning while giving back to the society.”
Message to the youth: “It’s all about you…you have all it takes to make a difference in the society, so make it happen!”.
Interest: Learning new things.
Role at Wilsen Initiative: Treasurer.
Why join Wilsen Initiative? “From the missions and objectives I would love to be part of group which will bring light to those who are in darkness. The group its still on pilot stage it will be great to add my effort to uplift the group to be among the elite ones”.
Message to the youth: “Be yourself in whatever you do, don’t try to impress the world at your own expense. Learn to have patience with things you do sometimes things don’t appear the way you want them to be”.
Name: Kennedy Onyango Mbuya.
Occupation: Web designer / Football player.
Interests: Leaning new things..
Role at Wilsen Initiative: Youth affairs in Sports.
Why join Wilsen Initiative? ” I want to share my knowledge of Web design and reproductive health with the youth, and learn new things from wilsen Initiative team”.
Message to the youth: “Let us all work towards achieving our dream, through hard work and determination we can do it”.
Name: Thomas Abungu Okech.
Occupation: Office systems.
Interests: traveling, adventure, watching movies, reading and above all making friends.
Role at Wilsen Initiative: Project Coordination & Management.
Why join Wilsen Initiative? ” To help fulfill my dream of seeing the growth of youth spiritually, knowledge-wise, economically for a better community”.
Message to the youth: “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going”.
Name: Andrew Mutua.
Occupation: Student / Designer /Technologist and Strategist in the making.
Interests: Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Role at Wilsen Initiative: Information Communication Technology Advisor
Why join Wilsen Initiative? “Drive the passion for social and community development through creative collaboration in the Wilsen team. More so explore more knowledge, strategy and leadership levels.”
Message to the youth: “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~ Michael Jordan”.
Name: Hellen Muturi.
Occupation: Project officer/IT support.
Interests: Participating in youth group activities, computer networking and community development.
Role at Wilsen Initiative: Assistant Project Coordination & Management..
Why join Wilsen Initiative? ” Wilsen Initiative gives hope to talented and energetic youth who would like to explore avenues in life that connects with their interest through its well outlined vision and mission. Great talents will be exposed and they will be able to see the champion in them. I get the chance to realize my long time dream of helping my fellow youth through this initiative.”
Message to the youth: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!”.
Name: Samuel Kimindiri Muraya
Occupation: Trainer at Nairobits.
Interests: Working with youth, sharing challenges and progress while learning new ideas.
Role at Wilsen Initiative: Secretary and Sports coordination.
Why join Wilsen Initiative? “I have a heart of sharing my life experiences with youth in the community to inspire them to be positive change makers in our society. Wilsen Initiative has created that platform to express ourselves and connect with our peers in sports and community development”.
Message to the youth: “Change is necessary when we want to pursue a new direction in life. Change gives us hope for the future. Embracing change is not easy, it takes a new outlook on life, determination and perseverance. The change we expect may not happen immediately because real progress is slow. In time, if we change our mindset and actions we will make a significant difference in people’s lives.”
Name: Evaline Akida
Occupation: Entrepreneur / Footballer
Interests: Working with youth especially empowering the girl child, football coaching and business management.
Role at Wilsen Initiative: Sports coordination girl’s team.
Why join Wilsen Initiative? “I joined Wilsen Initiative because it’s a noble idea that isn’t biased and is also geared towards empowering everyone in the society. I would love to inspire other girls to follow their dreams and to be proactive in shaping their lives. At Wilsen Initiative I have the space to explore my talent and dreams”.
Message to the youth: ” I would urge all the youth especial the girl child to stand up and let our voices be heard in the society, we to can do it only if we dedicate ourselves in positive ventures and be patient to achieve whatever we want in life. Lastly we need to find what we are good at and use it to connect to other opportunities which are quite plenty only if you keep good friends around you”.
“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work”. ~Vince Lombardi
We urge you to support our initiative so that we can connect to as many youths as possible in living a positive and prosperous life using their skills and talents in regards to uplifting their communities. For contributions kindly visit our donation page at http://www.betterplace.org/en/organisations/wilsen-initiative/projects