About Wilson Masaka

Philosophy Everybody is a winner; we have something unique that we can do. We believe in sharing, creating, educating, motivating and inspiring champions in our society. Description: Wilsen initiative envisages narrowing ‘me and the World’ gap in youth, whereby helping youth realize their full potential in achieving their desired goals and dreams in life through simple steps. For example through self reflection many youth will positively change their self esteem and face the realities of life. We foster youth empowerment through peer to peer learning and networking with other youth groups. Our vision is to empower the youths to be critical thinkers and change makers in our society through networking, sports, education and skills transfer from one generation to the other.

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

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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

Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Soccer for Change / Hope

At Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Soccer for Change / Hope, we encourage young-stars to pursue their soccer talents to the best levels that they can despite the hurdles they face daily.

We are dedicated in building bridges and acting as a positive catalyst for the young-stars to pass the hurdles like acquiring soccer balls, soccer shoes and uniforms that would motivate them transit to the next level of professionalism.

We continue to encourage the well wishers to donate time, balls, uniforms, conns or anything that would help young soccer star reach their desired levels. Get in touch with wilson.masaka@gmail.com for any contributions or support.

http://www.wilseninitiative.wordpress.com

Second Edition Of Mathare North Festive Season Soccer Tournament U12, 2018.

We are grateful to reach a successful final, Metro Youth F.C emerged the winners after defeating David foundation 2-0 in an entertaining match at the Drive-in Primary School. Seventeen teams participated in this year’s edition and approximately 350 soccer players and 17 coaches participated directly.

At Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Soccer for Change / Hope, we encourage young-stars to pursue their soccer talents to the best levels that they can despite the hurdles they face daily. We are dedicated in building bridges and acting as a positive catalyst for the young-stars to pass the hurdles like acquiring soccer balls, soccer shoes and uniforms that would motivate them transit to the next level of professionalism.

 

Our goal is to have qualified soccer stars with the right skills on and off the pitch which can attract the next level of opportunities from the grassroots.

Our objectives;

  1. Conduct soccer clinics where the players learn skills for on / off the pitch (soccer skills, employ-ability skills and 21st century skills).
  2. Organize annual soccer tournaments for U12, U14 and senior teams.
  3. Mobilize for soccer shoes and uniforms, among other important gears required to nurture grassroots talent.
  4. Conduct first aid clinics, for grassroots soccer clubs.
  5. We use soccer to drive forward social change.
  6. Networking with other youth-led groups to foster peace and other social activities using soccer.
  7. Use soccer as an agent for change whereby facilitating the teams in local and regional tournaments.
  8. Using soccer as a tool to drive positive social transformation.
  9. (Lifelong Learning) Learning other life-skills through soccer for example leadership and self esteem In case you want to make a contribution our doors are still open.
  10. Mobilize resources for U12, U14 and U16 clubs/ teams.

Our vision is to see all soccer stars in Mathare North to have a soccer shoe that will protect them from injuries inflicted on them due to poor or dangerous pitch that they only have at the grassroots. Resources like soccer shoes, balls and uniforms are the bare basics a team requires but most of the teams at the grassroots struggle to reach the necessary networks or even mobilize for the funds to purchase the material and equipments. On our side, it has been a big challenge to conduct the yearly tournament in a sequential manner due to lack of funds. The first edition of the tournament was conducted in 2016, since then we haven’t been a position to successfully mobilize for the required funds and resource to run a successful tournament.

This year’s tournament was sponsored by Moses Wambia who is one the young leaders in Mathare North. We thank him for the awards (trophy, winners uniforms, runners up uniforms, balls etc.). On the other hand, we thank Alive and Kicking for donating soccer balls to each team that participated.

Lastly, we want to thank all the volunteer referees, all coaches, Banda, Onyi, Mark, Masaka, Wambia and Daddy for their support in making the tournament a success and we hope the senior (7th edition MNFSST-2018 Seniors) will be successful too.

We continue to encourage the well wishers to donate time, balls, uniforms, conns or anything that would help young soccer star reach their desired levels. Get in touch with wilson.masaka@gmail.com for any contributions or support.

Dnation box: Here is a list you can choose from ;

  1. Sponsor tournament.
  2. Donate uniforms.
  3. Donate soccer balls and soccer cons.
  4. Training bibs.
  5. Training hours.
  6. Facilitate outdoor trip for the team (exposure visits and friendly matches).
  7. Resource Mobilization. (time and expertise).
  8. Soccer boots / shoes.

Soccer Balls Donation From Alive And Kicking

Alive and Kicking make durable sports balls in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana, keeping adults in employment, helping children play, and raising health awareness through sport.

 

 

Today we received 17 quality balls that were given to each team participating in the ongoing Mathare North Festive Season Soccer Tournament (MNFSST-2018 featuring under 12 years).

We are grateful to join their list of communities who have received soccer balls as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). If you have a sports club we would encourage you to buy your balls at Alive and Kicking, they make quality balls, create employment and also donated balls to schools, disadvantaged communities and youth teams around the world.

Get in touch with Alive and Kicking;

At Wilsen Initiative (Wi)
Soccer4Change

Our Main Gooal ;

  1.  We use soccer to drive forward social change.
  2. Networking with other youth-led groups to foster peace and other social activities using soccer.
  3. Use soccer as an agent for change whereby facilitating the teams in local and regional tournaments.
  4. Using soccer as a tool to drive positive social transformation.
  5. Learning other life-skills through soccer for example leadership and self esteemIn case you want to make a contribution our doors are still open.
  6. Mobilize resources for U12, U14 and U16 clubs/ teams.

Make a Donation: Do you want to be part of the community helping young soccer talent reach to stardom? Here is a list you can choose from; 

  1. Soccer boots / shoes.
  2. Soccer balls
  3. Uniforms
  4. Training bibs.
  5. Training Cons
  6. Training hours
  7. Facilitate outdoor trip for the team (exposure visits and friendly matches).
  8.  Resource Mobilization. (time and expertise)

We always mobilize for soccer resources for youth teams/clubs in our neighborhood dating from the last 9 years of our establishment.

Let us know if you would like to add anything to our resource kitty .
Get in touch wilson.masaka@gmail.com

Related links;

Mathare North Festive Season Soccer Tournament U12

#MNFSST Ongoing, Mathare North Festive Season Soccer Tournament U12. 16 teams, 16 coaches, More than 300+ players are engaged on a daily basis. Our main theme this year is, Creating Safe Space Through Soccer

Soccer4Change /
Main goal ; using soccer to drive forward social change.

  • Networking with other youth-led groups to foster peace and other social activities using soccer.
  • Use soccer as an agent for change whereby facilitating the teams in local and regional tournaments.
  • Using soccer as a tool to drive positive social transformation.
  • Learning other life-skills through soccer for example leadership and self esteem.

 

WHERE WILL YOUR SON BE DURING THE LONG SCHOOL BREAK?

Every year we organize a soccer tournament that engages the junior and senior team categories in a competitive soccer tournament. The main aim is to keep everyone busy is a meaningful and fun way during the festive season. This year’s theme is creating safe space through soccer, and through this environment, we believe young people will engage in soccer activities as a way building a safer community while avoiding idleness, drug abuse among other vices.

We call upon all the well wishers to come on board and help us run a successful tournament. We require soccer shoes, balls, uniforms and other facilitation costs. Feel free to get in touch with me in case you have any type of support. Imagine if you donate a ball, how many children will get to play it and for how long? There’s nothing that is small!

This is all for now, wish us luck!
wilson.masaka[at]gmail.com