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

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Learning: Listen & Do – Plus One Talent

Date: 4th April 2015
Venue: GoDown Art Center
Concept: Learning: Listen & Do

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During the Easter holiday on 4th April 2015 we had our first youth forum dubbed POT ( Plus One Talent) #BuildingTheBridges, the forum is based on promoting self-discovery, awareness, personal development while also creating a collaborative culture of sharing skills and knowledge. The overall pivot point being 1% IDEAS and 99% ACTION, we target young people from registered community based organizations from the 18 – 30 years who are actively involved in community development projects. Our team is made up of young professionals and experts from diverse field who act as mentors, coach and facilitators of the Plus One Talent (POT).

The event was an invite only due to limited resources; we had the pleasure of having the Majimazuri Center from Mathare, Angaza Sports and development center from Thika and Wilsen members fully represented. On the other hand, we had the great pleasure ofhaving two great inspirational and creative leaders who facilitated the session, namely; Mr. Wilson Masaka the founder of Wilson Initiative currently the Hub Manager at Kilimanjaro Film Institute (Moving Tanzania) and Mr. Patrick Mukabi aka panye who is an international renowned artist based at the Depo arts centre at the Kenya Railways Museum.

Wilson Masaka’s session in summary

Wilson gave a comprehensive introduction of Wilsen Initiative (Wi) concept and key highlights for the main event dubbed POT (Plus One Talent). He also gave an inspiration talk while challenging the participants to take positive initiative in relations to what surrounds them as a source of inspiration and opportunity while loving what they do, and doing what they love.

Doing session: Later the team was challenge on building the tallest tower with the given resources following some guideline that required the team to strategize and work as team.

Patrick Mukabi’s session in summary

Patrick aka ‘Panye; took the team through a drawing process which was really interactive and was geared towards awareness and problem solving techniques among other important life skills. The exercise was titled drawing a representation of our society and how we view things.

Key delivery points;

  • Team works
  • Resource versus resourcefulness
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity

Wilsen Initiative is a registered community based initiative under the society act of Kenya. Since inception, we have been conducting inspirational forums, football tournaments and learning exchange forums with a mission of motivating the young people to pursue their talents and skills utilization for prosperity.

Our vision is to have a society of self-confident young people who inspires positive change using their talents and skills. We believe after the session the skills acquired will help in self development that will ultimately shape different career choices and our main aim is to raise awareness about promoting self discovery and cultures that seek to strive for transformation of different realities in the young person’s life.

Mathare North Festive Super Tournament 3rd Edition 2014 – 2015.

This is an annual tournament that is organized by the Wilsen Initiative (Wi) and the youth in the community. The tournament always kicks off on 26th December with the finals played on the new year’s celebrations on 1st January. The main objective is to connect the community through soccer during the holiday and beyond, we recognized that not all people travel out of the city during the long festive seasons due to one reason or the other and this leaves the youth with nothing to do but to indulge in other activities that doesn’t add value to their lives.

In this tournament every team is a winner with the main focus not being cash rewards but rather building lasting relationships that will foster peaceful co-existing of people of different communities. This year’s theme was connecting community through soccer and talent display. In a great way we thank all the organizing committee who dedicated their time, skills and resources like making fixtures, communication, officiating etc, all the teams and their supporters for maintaining discipline, peace and fair play through the tournament.

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The tournament was a great success! More than 300 spectators per day, 30+ matches, 16 teams, More than 300 soccer players, More than 60hrs of community service!

“A LINE starts with a DOT, to align your life you should always start from somewhere and leave a mark” – Wilson Masaka founder at Wilsen Initiative (Wi)

Join us in preparation for the 4th edition of the tournament scheduled for 26th December 2015 to 1st January 2016.

ARE YOU THE MISSING BRICK IN OUR FOUNDATION?

How?
– Donate time and expertise.
– Share your network.
– Collaborate with us in hosting a youth program.
And many more…

Join us  in our programs that involves;
1. short technical training ( workshops)
2. educational excursions
3. Featuring stories of the youth ( Story Yangu)
4. Organizing the annual Mathare North Festive Season Super Tournament.
5. Inspirational talks.

And many more courtesy of Wilsen Initiative model (ICE = Inspiration, Connection and Education)

Inquire for more information at info@wilsenx.com or wilson.masaka@gmail.com