Unlocking the “Umtaa” Mentality.

Plus One Talent 2nd Edition 20th October 2015 at The GoDown Arts Centre

First and foremost a happy Mashujaa day (Heroes day) in Kenya, as we celebrate the heroes / heroines who liberated and who have made our country proud, we want also to acknowledge you all as heroes in the making or heroes who are already making positive contribution / change in your life and that of others. Don’t underestimate your contribution to the society…

We had a wonderful day; we hope and do believe that you were also inspired to take action after taking one step towards your idea. Here are some pictures, more will be uploaded soon… and if the pictures couldn’t speak then watch out for the video which will be out soon.

Thanks to everyone who made the event a success, and it through pulling together will have our 100%. Think 1% ideas and 99% Action for more about Wilsen Initiative (Wi)
www.wilsen-initiative.org

Plus One Talent Forum

1% Ideas + 99% Action = 100% Optimum Success
Plus One Talent (POT) organizes training workshops, discussion forums, and inspirational talks for young people between 16 – 35 years, with a target to train on subjects that will enhance skills development and talent nurturing with an aim of raising awareness about promoting self discovery and cultures that seek to strive transformation of different realities.

Objectives include;

  1. Connecting the young people with the extras (Plus One) that they need to grow their skills and especially their talents which are unique and needs to be tapped into and managed wisely by them to avoid exploitation by others.
  2. Creating a collaborative culture which encourages co-creations amongst young people.
  3. Striving for transformation of different realities/ stimulating positive change in the societies through young people’s talents and skills.
  4. Creating a platform for creative and innovative ideas that promote equality and opportunity.
  5. Encouraging open dialogue, where youth and other positive social groups can connect.Concept: We take a more participatory approach that engages everyone as an individual or groups.
    Immediate goal: To triggers new patterns for lifelong learning.
    Participants: Maximum 50 who can work in groups of 10 or 5 depending with what the facilitator wants for achieve.

Meet Part of the Team – Plus One Talent

teamPOTwilsen

  • Full profiles of the team coming soon!
    From left to right;
  • Ms. Linnette Wahome: Entrepreneur/ Rugby player and web develop
  •  Mr. Dan Ochieng : Entrepreneur/ Hock player and web developer and designer
  • Mrs. Lilian Were: Entrepreneur and Web developer.
  • Mr. Alex Simmitta: Web designer / Developer and Technician
    Missing in the picture;
  • Mr. Wilson Masaka: Social Entrepreneur/ Photographer/ Football coach and web developer.
  • Ms. Peninah Achieng: Entrepreneur and Web designer.

Our Mantra

Doing more than one thing is our mantra as we continue to discover our potentials. We have come together to share and build these bridges for other people to learn and create a bigger network of knowledge economy, by the way most of the life lessons aren’t taught in school we learn through many platforms. You can’t miss to learn the 21st Century Employability skills in whatever career choice, this marks our call for Plus One in whatever you do!

21st Century Employability skills

  1. Communication
  2. Planning and organizing
  3. Teamwork
  4. Problem solving
  5. Self management
  6. Initiative and enterprise
  7. Technology and learning

Our team is on a continuous mission to learn all the above!

We Support UN Sustainable Millennium Development Goals:

Goal-4

 

Picture source and read more on https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgsproposal

How to Get Involved
#BuildBridges
The event is supported by contributions from the members, join this team and share your resources in terms of time, expertise, space, funds, material etc. Get in touch with wilson.masaka@gmail.com

Building Bridges Through Connections

‪#‎BuildingBridges‬ Wilsen Initiative We thank Thomas Abungu who is a member of Wilsen Initiative (WI) for his continues support and coordination over the years for Aspire Drive-In team tournament that empowers and spots great talent in football while also providing the much needed resources like footballs, training bibs etc.

Last Sunday, 15 teams that participated in the tournament were awarded each quality Nike football courtesy of Aspire. Were encourage you to step forward and create a link or donate any football kits of your choice, for example football shoes, bibs, footballs, uniforms etc.

football-aspire football-aspire2 football-aspire3Thanks and let us continue with the same spirit of Inspiring, Connect and Educating young people to believe and use their talents and skills for prosperity.

Our Hero July 2015 – Soccer Shoes Campaign

#BuildingBridges #DoingWhatYouLOve #LovingWhatYouDO

There are many forms of rewards that can motivate the young people to pursue their dreams despite different hurdle in the society.

We at Wilsen Initiative (Wi) runs a soccer shoe campaign that is driven
towards enabling all soccer youngster from Mathare North play in a safe
space with the required gears especially the playing shoes.

bootscampaign2 training4

We invite you to join us by either buying a shoe or help us connect to
a possible sponsor that would help us in the big cause. So far we have been able
to reach more than 40 youngster since the campaign began. Stand to be counted in Building Bridges for prosperity.

So how do I make my contribution?

You may buy the playing shoes UK size number 5 to 9. or send cash and we will organise for the purchase. One quality playing shoes second hand is approximately Kes 1500 ($15) – Kes 1800 ($18) even though it depends with the number and the design / brand. At the sports shops new shoes are very expensive and not that good quality. Please inbox wilson.masaka[at]gmail.com to discuss your preferred option of making your contribution.

 

 

 

A Chance to Connect to Change

Football for Hope  #BuidingBridges #Right2Play

We at Wilsen Initiative (Wi) want to thank Sandra Cress, Director for Africa One World Play Project for her generous donation of 10 specially designed footballs sponsored by Chevrolet that is suitable for our pitch at the grassroots levels in communities like in Kibera, Korogocho, Mathare slums and other places around the world.
This is one of our success stories in building connections through the use of social media and other related channels. This is part of our pursuit in mobilizing resources for our community to support the young talents to play with the right materials in a safe space.

chavolet-football2 chavolet-football4 chavolet-football5 chavolet-football6 footballers team-junior wilson-rangers3We invite you to link with us either as individuals or organization in offering your special skills and experiences especially in using football as the main reach out to related social issues that affect young people. Our mission is have many of them transform or choose a positive path in building their careers, talents, skills as responsible citizens.

Part of your donation can be in the form of material (new or used) support for example;

  • Football shoes
  • Training bibs
  • Footballs
  • Track suits
  • Football corns
  • Uniforms
  • Etc.

For further inquiries on how you can link with us for support and information please contact wilson.masaka@gmail.com

Story Line – Building the Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Brand

#SocialEntreprenurship #StartUp101 #Founders

Social Entrepreneurship can be such a lonely journey with a lot to give as the founder while juggling many things at the same time for example; family, work, life, dream project, burnouts, success points, failures, learning, delegating, finding the right match for the team, collaboration, networking, opportunities, disappointments etc.

If you believe in the idea you won’t GIVE UP despite the limiting resources that are hard to come by. Step by step you can still achieve more with less… The starting point shouldn’t be pegged only to money!

At Wilsen we are the stage that even more is required of us to meet the vision, especially on raising funds, co-creating, building a strong team that would take the idea to the next level. If you are the person we are looking for please get in touch with us through info@wilsenx.com

In the coming months we shall be working on strategies on how best to do it together… Moving from ideas into ACTION ZONE.

Article written by Wilson Masaka

storyline-wilsen

Right to Play Safe

There are many resources that are hard to come by, for example football, football shoes, playing grounds, playing time, expertise and qualified (role models) coaches to mentor the young people among others.

Football is part of our program within the 3 pillars of Inspiration, Connectivity and Education (ICE). We run small football clinics and annual tournament in Mathare North for the youth of the ages 14yrs and above.

We have our senior and junior team that we support called Mathare North Rangers F.C. The most challenging is getting the resources as mentioned above. We have tried as we can to keep the spirit of the game going, but sometimes it is hard to use only one ball for about the two teams and in this case you will find the young once been denied the chance to play because the seniors always take the priority.

The football shoes campaign is still on and will call on individual, organizations, sports federation etc; to join hands with us in providing the necessary resources for young people in disadvantages communities who have the passion to play.
all-boots

allboots2

training4
Since inception, we have at least reached more 40 young players with nice quality shoes as a way of minimizing unnecessary injuries but also to boost the players’ self esteems from a young age to continue playing and void joining other non productive activities that might lead to the use of drugs and substance abuse or joining crime.

#‎RightToPlaySafe‬ ‪#‎BuildingBridges‬ “ I am happy to connect a young person with a quality football shoes at least every month through the football shoes campaign under Wilsen initiative (Wi). It only takes saving my few lunch money to enable a young star acquire playing shoes. I invite you to join hands with me in creating this bridge together through the philosophy of the change that starts with you.” Wilson Masaka Founder Wilsen initiative (Wi)

Sports for Development There are many sports activities that young people need to be involved in to either pursue their career prospects, build connections, learn life skills, stay healthy, have fun, mentor and coach others, acquire parallel education in relation to sports and many others are the immeasurable linkages and opportunities sports brings in building a social fabric of good citizens of our great nations.

https://wilseninitiative.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/soccer-shoes-boots-campaign-right-to-play-2/