There is more we can achieve through collaboration than working is silos or in competition with each other, especially in the creative sector and social enterprise venture. One of the challenges is in finding the ideal partner that you share the common ideology around a subject matter, the values and the vision. Crafting a win-win balance is another hurdle that might come your way if you miss to connect with the ideal partner.
We are happy to announce that Wilsen initiative and Hope Raiser Initiative have found common synergies to partner together in running the first pilot of Women Make It Happen program which will be hosted at the Hope Raisers office located at Baba Dogo Bega Kwa Bega centre.
|Second left is Mrs. Helder Akinyi of DH Bakers donating the cake.
Cake donated by Mrs. Helder
Akinyi of DH Bakers
About Women Make IT Happen program
This is a platform to train, mentor and encourage women from Eastland’s in Nairobi, Kenya to take a more pro-active approach in leadership, business and technology. We will be hosting training boot camps (master classes) and events around the three thematic areas. We target women from the age of 17yrs to 35 years.
What informed the idea?
Due to the high cost of education, especially after secondary education, not many youth and women from informal settlements in Eastland’s are in a position to train themselves further to the desired level and the lucky few who have been able to get a college or university training finds it tough to venture into self-employment in a job shrinking economy.
The situation is even worse for school dropouts who face a number of challenges and will do anything to survive within the many chains of disruptions and evolution that is taking place, it is important for anyone who wants to stay relevant to identify areas for growth without the exception of business, technology and leadership.
Our Mission: We want to provide different learning experiences as a result inspiring new culture for self-learning, adaptability, innovation, creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and lifelong learning.
- Quality learning
- Participatory learning
- Relevance (content and context)
We champion the 17 SDG’S and choose to focus more on;
- GOAL 4: Quality Education
- GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
We want to provide different learning experiences as a result inspiring new culture for self-learning, adaptability, innovation, creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and lifelong learning.
- Leadership – Leading Self and Others.
- Technology – How to embrace different aspect of technology in creating a sustainable career and business pathways.
- Business – Developing the right business acumen towards profitability and employability.Some of the activities; – Master classes, field visit and events at location.
- To inculcate the ‘SayDo’ philosophy.
- To train the women in creative ICT skills.
- To encourage the women to take leadership positions in difference spaces.
- To encourage women to co-create
- To encourage mentor-ship and giving back.
- To train in 21st century skills to spark new ways of thinking and doing things.
- Train in business and leadership skills.
- To encourage Women to take technical skills training.
- To cultivate linkage opportunities with like-minded institutions.
- To inspire a more professional self-esteem and work ethics to enable interaction beyond Eastlands.
- To create platform for networking and knowledge transfer.
- A more informed women society with the right skills to tackle social, economic well-being for a better society through job creation and opportunities.
- Partnership with like-minded organization in Technology, Business and Leadership with a more focus improving the capacity of women.
- Linkages for more training, internship and jobs for the women network.
- Establishment of mentor mentee network in leadership, business and technology
You can be part of the program as an institution, guest lecture get in touch with;-
- Wilson Masaka
Wilsen initiative (Wi) founder
- Daniel Onyango
Director, Hope Raiser initiative