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.
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Youth Employability Skills

Many at times the youth are told that they do not have employability skills, let me share my thoughts on this topic.

What is Employability?
It is the packaging and capacity building of oneself with skills to be productive to him/her and to society. It is about what you can do for yourself today for a better tomorrow in employment or entrepreneurship. It is involves building one’s skills and capacity to identify and tap Income Opportunities but not only jobs. Employability is simply being WORK READY.

Employability skills are skills that make one so reliable, relevant and useful in the daily business processes. These skills are useful in general life, personal development, formal employment and in entrepreneurship. They make one Empowered: “Empowerment is building ones capacity to have options, see options and create options to address challenges” Kelvin Keya

These skills are hardly taught in a classroom set up but harnessed through experience and practice. Some of the skills include Communication skills, Team building/work skills, Problem solving/ Leadership skills, Initiative and Enterprise skills, Planning and Organizational skills, Self -management skills, Learning skills, Technology and related skills, Self -belief /Confidence skills, Change management skills, Financial Literacy skills and Time management skills

Some pathways to employability

1. Active citizenship – Being aware, being involved and contributing to your community development. (For example being a champion of devolution or good governance in the county)

2. Volunteering – Giving yourself, your time, your skills and knowledge to the society without expecting any monetary gains. It can be in your church, to the mama mboga, in an NGO, your county government or in your village. There are exponential opportunities for volunteering for the youth right from their neighborhoods.

3. Internship or Apprenticeship – Serving in an organization in a learning or incubate capacity. Let the youth seek or take up unpaid internships for learning and experience purposes.

4. Risking out or being a GO-GETTER – Until you show up, no one can know that you exist, that you are knowledgeable or gifted. You have a speaking, writing, singing, sports talent etc, just step out and show yourself to the world. Be bold to apply for that job advertisement, give it your best at interview. Start that business!

5. Expose yourself to information – through reading, travelling, engaging in exchange programs, networking forums and keep contact with the networks. Build your net worth such that when someone needs a consultant or a business service they only think of you.

Opportunities for employability in Kenya
1. SME (Small and Micro Enterprises) – Research shows that 80% of jobs will and come from the private sector. It is prudent to focus our energy, time and skills to commercialize our skills in this sector.
2. Agriculture and Agribusiness – It is said that you may need a lawyer, a doctor an engineer once in a year but you need a farmer at least twice in a day if not all the time. This means that we have more opportunities for employability in agriculture yet the farming age is said to be 60 years. Who will provide the food for us youth?

3. White collar jobs – they are continuously dwindling but are available for those with skills that match with market demands.

4. Sports, art and culture – Time has come for us to commercialize and invest in art. We have many examples of those earning a living from art and entertainment like those on the Churchill show.

5. Technology space – We now have online writers, ICT consultants, App developers and technology solution to societal problems. There are amazing and untapped challenges in this space, the E-commerce.

6. Tenders and supplies – Let the youth be encouraged to register companies to engage in business with national and county governments, schools etc. It is doable as a good number of youth who have tried this are making it.

Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

Entrepreneurship is choosing part of your life to live and do things like most people will not and later spend the rest of your life like most people cannot. It is choosing a path less followed.
Intrapreneurship is the ability to exercise entrepreneurship principles in daily approaches or responsibilities. Today most institutions look for and hire entrepreneurs in employees.
An Entrepreneur is any individual, who identifies or sees societal problems and goes ahead to provide solutions to the problems. As they solve the problems they get value for their effort on providing the solutions. Good employees are solution oriented and problem solvers, thus one must build their capacity with entrepreneurial spirit to stand out and be valuable to be hired.

Young people must stop waiting to be spoon fed and step out to challenge themselves to be employable. No work or employability opportunity will come to us while watching soaps on television or while at parties. There is too much work to do when we decide to work.

#YOUTH254
Credit: written by Kelvin Keya

Chrisc Tanzania Leadership Camp in Oldonyosambu In Arusha , Tanzania

Christian Youth Sports Contact (CHRISC Tanzania) is a sports and development organization started in 1999 as a self-help youth sports and community development project, the organization which has its head-quarter in Arusha runs under the vision and mission of CHRISC in East Africa. Their vision is transforming and actively engaging youth in society development while enhancing the youth potential through sports.
The organization targets young people in Tanzania by providing them a chance to participate in sports and other recreational activities, the sports used are mainly football, volleyball

Chrisc Tanzania organized a leaders camp in CHrisc Tanzania Arusha at Oldonyosambu between 9th and 12th December 2014, in attendance were 70 youth from Tanzania and the main aim of the camp was to bring CHRISC Tanzania from Arusha, Mosh, Mwanza, Tanga and Manyara region for 4 days of training in leadership, engaged in various sports and to reflect on the success they have had in 2014 while they focus forward for 2015 working under a CHRISC project from the regions as mentioned above.

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Motivational talk session

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Wilson explaining to the participants; Design Thinking, Team work etc Fun and Games.

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Group Competition; Building the tallest tower with only the materials provided. Rule 10 minutes of talking and 10 minutes no talking. Later the teams share the learning points from their team and what they observed fro the other teams

 

It was a great honor to have our founder Mr. Wilson Masaka facilitate during the youth leadership camp. At Wilsen we always thrive to inspire, connect and educate young people wherever we go in the World through our journeys as CHAMPIONS who believes in change that starts from what we do, our action, thoughts etc.

“It is time Africa realizes the POTENTIAL, SKILLS and TALENTS of its YOUTH for the betterment of our content by building their capacities of becoming responsible future leaders instead of inciting them to fight each other.” Wilson Masaka – Wilsen Founder