Youth from the disadvantaged backgrounds from the informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya experience a lot of challenges for example peer pressure, drug abuse, lack of capital, early pregnancy, school drop-outs, lack of recreational spaces and facilities, idleness, jobless – just to mention a few. There are a lot of youth related organizations in Nairobi, Kenya who are geared towards sports, community services, music etc; that seeks to engage the youth in making sure they get opportunities to make themselves resourceful in our communities. We believe there is still much that needs to be done by connecting the youth with ‘themselves’, whereby challenging them to be critical thinkers and positive change makers in their communities despite all the challenges that surrounds them. Youth need to be challenged more and urged to be proactive in determining their future and that is one of the goals of Wilsen Initiative. Read More >>
About Wilsen Initiative (Wi)
Our philosophy at Wilsen Initiative (Wi) is to spot talents and nurture it to the right direction by providing the much needed platforms for a young person to grow and express themselves starting with Mathare slums in Nairobi and eventually all over Kenya.
Some of the important life-skills worth learning for a young person to take lead in their life and become a responsible citizen are for example; developing a positive attitude, self discipline, patience’s, hard-work, tolerance, goal setting abilities, personal branding and being a positive change maker (positive role model). We shall achieve all the above by using football as a tool to drive positive social transformation. Read more >>
How it all Started.
Wilsen-x a brand name of our founder who is a charming guy who like’s working with everyone from all race and creed. He loves learning new things, socializing and making new friends, exploring new cultures and most especially inspiring the youth in our communities and also all over the world through his acquired skills and talents. Read more from the founder of Wilsen Initiative >>