Mission: Develop young change-makers in informal settlement in Kenya.
Vision: Self-confident young people who inspires positive change in the society using their talents and skills.
Slogan / Tagline: The champion in you…
Shared Values: Sharing, Leadership, Creativity, Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Peer Education, Volunteering, Role modeling, Team work, Diversity, Determination, Success, Passion, Talent, Skills , Personal Brand and Self-belief.
About Wilsen Initiative (Wi)
We are a team of young professionals, role models and change makers who inspire and educate our peers to use their talents and skills for positive change. Wilsen Initiative spots 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 later all over Kenya.
We train youth in skills that will facilitate their learning and leadership style by connecting with the realities and possibilities in life.
Some of topics that we are address during workshops are as follows;
- Developing a positive attitude
- Personal Branding
- Financial literacy
- Creativity and Innovation
- Business skills
- Talent management
Wilsen Initiative (Wi) operates under the three pillars as follows;
EDUCATE: We share skills and transfer knowledge from generations through programs developed by experts from diverse backgrounds, especially from the informal settlements who have made it to greener pasture in life, the idea is to tap into local solutions and understanding from people who live or used to live in the community that faces challenges that we work towards uplifting. The training involves ICT, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Peacemaking workshops and events.
INSPIRE: “Story Yangu” -StoryLine– we feature the lives of youths from the informal setting in the form of videos, articles, pictures, etc. and thereafter organize an exhibition to celebrate their work. This is a good way of capturing time and if shared with other communities around the World it will give a lasting impact that creates the snowball effect in promoting good citizenship. We target youth doing business and those that uses their talents to earn a living.
CONNECT: Under connect project we use football as an agent for change starting by running a football club. Currently we have Mathare North Rangers F.C, which was established in 2011 with the view of nurturing talents and to provide leadership skills using the platform. The aim is to get the youth from indulging in vices that hinders them from developing their talents. The unique aspiration of the club isn’t in playing in the premier league but to use the team as a torch for hope in connecting all the tribes in Kenya starting with the younger generation.
We look forward to forge partnerships with local and international organizations and companies that support youth development in ICT, Sports and Youth Employment / Empowerment etc.
HOW WE INTEND TO DO IT DIFFERENTLY.
Our vision is to empower the young people to be critical thinkers and positive change makers in our society through Talent utilization, Networking, Sports, Education and Skills transfer from one generation to the other.
“Mismanagement of talents amongst the young people, this is the major problem we want to tackle in our society”. Founder of Wilsen Initiaive (Wi).
Everybody is a winner; we have something unique that we can do. We believe in Sharing, Creating, Educating, and Inspiring champions in our society.