Skill-UP Event April 2018

Wilsen Initiative (Wi) seek to empower young people to use the acquired skills and talent for prosperity. The platforms connect professionals, students, innovators, artist, etc. through building a creative economy using our  Skill-Up program which is creatively designed to enable experiential and practical learning while inspiring the audiences to activate themselves in achieving desired dreams. Our philosophy is 1 % idea 99% action and the champion in you.

How many times have you switched your career? Do you know your career choice makes your acquired skills or knowledge relevant or irrelevant?

Some of the things we learn, especially in school doesn’t mean we will use them all. Our knowledge bank is full of savings are waiting for the next explorations to become who want. Through informed and proactive approach we shall reach at the level of our unique self with a defined purpose instead of copying what other people are doing without understanding the WHY is our journey.

Many youth has been trapped in the puzzle of not knowing how to discover their full potential through talents and skills acquired, leaving many to succumb into the pressure of life without defining how success looks like. At Wilsen Initiative (WI) we use our experiential program to unlock the youth potential through self discovery, guided by an approach that will promote quality learning and lifelong learning.

We conduct master classes in: – Business skills, Soft skills, Digital Marketing, Technical Skills, Web Development and Graphic Design, Team Building, Personal Branding, Painting classes, Financial literacy, Blogging, Photography and Internet Research. Our facilitators are passionate practitioners with good understanding of the market trends as users and innovators.

Skill UP Master Classes – Offering 21st century skills training using eight approaches;
21st Century skills

  1. Problem solving
  2. Design Thinking
  3. Participatory learning
  4. Case studies
  5. Interactive learning
  6. Collaboration and teamwork.
  7. Creativity and imagination
  8. Critical thinking.

Skill UP – Boot Camps / Master Classes

We target young people who have finished their secondary, college education ready for the job market and pursuing further education. “Ready To Work”. We also work closely with young people currently in school offering multimedia skills, personal branding and career guidance courses.

Skill-UP April 2018 was a success… venue: GoDown Arts Centre Date: 14th April 2018
Sign up with us for master class with your youth group. Write to info@wilsenx.com or wilson.masaka[at]gmail.com

More photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30155647@N08/sets/72157667812430478

Experiencing the VISION MAGIC

Experiencing the VISION MAGIC…. from Wilsen Initiative diary #YouthGroups #Youth101 Wi. experience…
10 points To Ensure Teams Success

  1.  Do your search in finding the vision match in your team.
  2. Exploit your strength grow your weak links.
  3. Consult and brainstorm widely.
  4. Plan and communicate effectively.
  5. Accountability
  6. Maximize on your shared values
  7. Recruit based on complementing career paths.
  8. Don’t compete but rather compliment each other.
  9. Praise in public, correct in private.
  10. Build a working culture ( systems, procedure, standard operation etc.)
Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Steering team 2018 from left to right:  Danstan Ochieng, Belinda Nyamboki, Cynthia Kihu, Jane Ruguru Wanjiku, Minnie Kang'ethe and Wilson Masaka

Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Steering team 2018 from left to right: Danstan Ochieng, Belinda Nyamboki, Cynthia Kihu, Jane Ruguru Wanjiku, Minnie Kang’ethe and Wilson Masaka

Skill UP Photograph 101 At CMETrust in Mathare

It was a great pleasure to receive an invitation from CMETrust to train their youth (16 to 19 years) in Story telling and the fundamentals of making great photos while also thinking of captions that could help tell the story. Canada-Mathare Education Trust believes every child should be able to go to school. They also believe that education empowers people to change their communities for the better. Below are important notes shared today by our founder Mr. Wilson Masaka, who started his photography and blogging journey in 2009 while on an assignment in Zanzibar. Check out his blog at www.wilsenx.blogspot.com

Pre and Post Production: Making Great Photos Basic 101

  1. Know your camera (Mobile phone, DSLR, Brand Canon, Nikon, Lens etc.).
  2. Think of the moment or story line before the shoot (Pre-production).
  3. Be present and embrace the moments.
  4. Don’t stick to script too much, some great moments aren’t planned.
  5. Shoot as many shots as possible then select later.
  6. Understand the theme of the event, do’s and don’t.
  7. Take the right gear with you, for example, there are many types of lenses for different purpose
  8. Learn the basics from shutter speed, Aperture, ISO, Light, Composition, Rule of third, Golden hour and style.
  9. Build a portfolio on our way up, dedicate time for pro-bono work.
  10. Never sop learning and learn from your mistakes. Editing is a skill you must master in the post-production.

Some photos as captured;

Are you a youth group with a desire to Skill UP? Get in touch with us for a session in photography, creative entrepreneurship, social media marketing, blogging, graphic design, web development and personal branding (life skills) write to wilson.masaka[at]gmail.com or info@wilsenx.com

Wilsen Initiative Skill UP Master Classes

Are you a Youth Group or CBO looking for team of experts to help you sharpen your skill to the next level (Learning Curve)? We are here for you Wilsen Initiative Skill UP MASTER CLASSES (Short Training).
The Wi Experience… Attitude – Skill – Knowledge
Program: Skill-UP Training Bootcamps and Master Classes.
Participants: Youth groups and CBO’s
Venue / Host: CBO’s / Youth Group Office
Number of participants: Foundation: 10 to 30 people or Mastery: 5 to 15 people
 
Aim and Target Group
We target young people who have finished their secondary, college education ready for the job market and pursuing further education. “Ready To Work”. We also work closely with young people currently in school and mid-career youth running community based organizations or employed with by other organizations.
Our Area of Specialization
Creative entrepreneurship, Soft skills (Lifeskills), Digital
Marketing, Web Development and Graphic Design, Personal Branding,
Painting classes, Financial literacy, Blogging, Photography and Internet Research.
The Wi Experience… Inspire -Connect-Educate
Foundation :- This provides a good basis for acquiring the right Attitude, Skill and Knowledge (Ask Model). Number of sessions to subscribe is between 3 to 10 (equivalent to 3 to 10 days) depending with your need.trained on the half day depending on the chosen subject. Charges at this level Kes 300 per session each person. Number of participants in a session is 10 – 30 people.
Mastery :- This level provides a more in depth skills and knowledge in more technical skills for example, learning the deeper layer of how a website is built, learn how to code with CSS, HTML, PHP, Graphic Design, Web development tools, etc. Charges at this level Kes 500 per session each person.
At least 10 sessions which is equivalent to 10 days. Each session takes 6 hours per day. with number of participants 5 to 15 people.
Note: You may spread the days into Saturdays and Sundays only.