Training Of Trainers (TOT) at Hope Raisers Initiative

Hope Raisers Initiative is a vibrant youth organization based in Baba Dogo Bega Kwa Bega centre. They are doing amazing work in the community through music, sound production, arts, DJ, skating and soccer.
On Friday 31st January 2020, we conducted a session that highlighted different areas within the organization system especially focusing on the below objectives;

 

 

  1. How to write / design creative reports.
  2. How to capture relevant stories.
  3. How to improve their mentor-ship program.
  4. How to formulate teaching guidelines.
  5. How to collect and analyze data.

Key take away; 

  •  We looked at how to use the Gantt chart for planning activities and tasks.
  •  Creative ways of reports, especially using info-graphic
  • .We looked at different types of reports from those that are limited within donor specifications, info-graphic, annual report and internal progress report.
  • We developed a framework that will capture data in the most effective and efficient manner. The framework is comprised of the type of report and department, whom the report is meant for, who is responsible, when the report is required, how to capture data and expected results.

Creative Entrepreneurship Crafting a business idea as creative

Creative Entrepreneurship
Crafting a business idea as creative (Musician, painters, guitarist, DJ, Graphic Designers, Photographer etc.).

On Saturday 1st February 2020 we engaged around 35 young creative on different pathways of kick start a business. Young people have the energy, diverse talent that can transform ecosystem of the creative sector to the next level as pacesetters.

There are few spaces in Easterlands that offer the platform for the youth to train, amplify their voices connect and innovate as per the market needs.
Hope Raisers Initiative is at the forefront in ensuring the youth get the much need support in terms of technical and creative skills.

In an ever evolving market young people need to learn more in diverse areas despite having the best talent. Some areas that pose the biggest challenge to their personal and career development as creative entrepreneurs are:

 

  1. Learn the art of self-marketing.
  2. How start a business model around their craft.
  3. How to forge the right or ideal partners
  4. How understand and plan around the What, Why, Who and How of the business.
  5. How to identify the right timing
  6. How to raise capital for their venture
  7. How to spot opportunity
  8. How to develop a person brand both offline and online

Training objective;

 

    1.  Understand how to use the 5 P’s of business marketing mix to position their business strategically. The 5 P’s – People, Price, Product, Promotion and Place.
    2. Understand the problem they want to solve through their venture and identify who has the problem.
    3. Create a solution for the problem identified and describe the solutions in terms of benefits it provide to consumers or customer (target group).
  1. Create a value proposition on how they (customer and venture) will measure value offered.
  2. Create a budget on how they will utilize the funds available in starting a small venture using $500.

Methodology used;
This was a more practical session whereby we used 20% to explain different insights and 80% used for group discussion and presentation as illustrated on the pictures below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partnership for Good Between Wilsen Initiative and Hope Raisers Initiative

There is more we can achieve through collaboration than working is silos or in competition with each other, especially in the creative sector and social enterprise venture. One of the challenges is in finding the ideal partner that you share the common ideology around a subject matter, the values and the vision. Crafting a win-win balance is another hurdle that might come your way if you miss to connect with the ideal partner.

 Good News!



We are happy to announce that Wilsen initiative and Hope Raiser Initiative have found common synergies to partner together in running the first pilot of Women Make It Happen program which will be hosted at the Hope Raisers office located at Baba Dogo Bega Kwa Bega centre.

Second left is Mrs. Helder Akinyi of DH Bakers donating the cake.

 

 

Cake donated by Mrs. Helder
Akinyi of DH Bakers




About Women Make IT Happen program 

This is a platform to train, mentor and encourage women from Eastland’s in Nairobi, Kenya to take a more pro-active approach in leadership, business and technology. We will be hosting training boot camps (master classes) and events around the three thematic areas. We target women from the age of 17yrs to 35 years.

What informed the idea?

Due to the high cost of education, especially after secondary education, not many youth and women from informal settlements in Eastland’s are in a position to train themselves further to the desired level and the lucky few who have been able to get a college or university training finds it tough to venture into self-employment in a job shrinking economy.

The situation is even worse for school dropouts who face a number of challenges and will do anything to survive within the many chains of disruptions and evolution that is taking place, it is important for anyone who wants to stay relevant to identify areas for growth without the exception of business, technology and leadership.

Our Mission:  We want to provide different learning experiences as a result inspiring new culture for self-learning, adaptability, innovation, creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and lifelong learning.

Our Values

  • Quality learning
  • Professionalism
  • Participatory learning
  • Relevance (content and context)

 The Goals

We champion the 17 SDG’S and choose to focus more on;

  • GOAL 4: Quality Education
  • GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

We want to provide different learning experiences as a result inspiring new culture for self-learning, adaptability, innovation, creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and lifelong learning.

Program Cornerstone

 

  • Leadership – Leading Self and Others.
  • Technology – How to embrace different aspect of technology in creating a sustainable career and business pathways.
  • Business – Developing the right business acumen towards profitability and employability.Some of the activities; – Master classes, field visit and events at location.

 Objectives 

  1. To inculcate the ‘SayDo’ philosophy.
  2. To train the women in creative ICT skills.
  3. To encourage the women to take leadership positions in difference spaces.
  4. To encourage women to co-create
  5. To encourage mentor-ship and giving back.
  6. To train in 21st century skills to spark new ways of thinking and doing things.
  7. Train in business and leadership skills.
  8. To encourage Women to take technical skills training.
  9. To cultivate linkage opportunities with like-minded institutions.
  10. To inspire a more professional self-esteem and work ethics to enable interaction beyond Eastlands.
  11. To create platform for networking and knowledge transfer.

 Expected Outcomes

  1. A more informed women society with the right skills to tackle social, economic well-being for a better society through job creation and opportunities.
  2.  Partnership with like-minded organization in Technology, Business and Leadership with a more focus improving the capacity of women.
  3. Linkages for more training, internship and jobs for the women network.
  4. Establishment of mentor mentee network in leadership, business and technology

You can be part of the program as an institution, guest lecture get in touch with;-

  1. Wilson Masaka
    Wilsen initiative (Wi) founder
    Wilson.masaka@gmail.com
  2. Daniel Onyango
    Director, Hope Raiser initiative
    onyangodaniels@gmail.com

Women Make It Happen – The Entrepreneur the Network

It was a great pleasure to connect with Mrs. Helder Oduor who was one of my students at NairoBits in the year 2007/08. It’s now 12 years since we met, I was very surprised and honored when she reached out to me on social media with an offer for a free cake that was to be delivered to one of my sessions.

On 2nd February 2020 we had a great session at Hope Raisers Initiative in Baba Dogo about how to craft business ideas as creative either as a musician, painter, graphic designer, DJ etc. It was the perfect timing to host Helder as a guest speaker, she shared her journey in business starting with her desire to start a business to the current status.
Helder’s journey started as a creative from graphic designer to owning a business in bakery among other ventures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cake baked and donated by Helder Akinyi of DH Bakers

Helder runs a bakery business called DH Bakers, graphic design services, matt weaving among other business.

Key take away from her insights.

  1.  How to build business relationships.
  2. How to understand the market.
  3. Dealing with clients.
  4. Building a sustainable personal brand online and offline.
  5. Building a sustainable brand for the venture.
  6. How to start and stay in the game by developing business strategy.
  7. Finding courage to start and how to deal with rejection.

Hope Raisers initiative and Wilsen initiative seek to organize more inspiration journey of Women, especially targeting technology, business and leadership inspire a community of women to do more and be more.

It is a journey we have started and we hope it will spark the ripple effect to get in touch with the ideal partners to do more together.

We want to build lasting, structured networks between Women in Eastland’s and beyond inspired through technology, business and leadership.

Read more about Women Make It Happen and you can be part of the program as an institution or become a guest lecturer.

Mr. Wilson Masaka
Wilsen initiative (Wi) founder
Wilson.masaka@gmail.com

Mr. Daniel Onyango
Director, Hope Raiser initiative
onyangodaniels@gmail.com

How To Create Sustainable Financial Portfolio or Culture

In your new year’s resolution, plan or goals; IS LEARNING A NEW SKILL & NETWORKING part of your list?

Wilsen Initiative (Wi) in collaboration with Maji Mazuri has organized a master session for youths to be trained on financial matters that will introduce to the youth the principle of money and how to create a sustainable financial portfolio or culture through acquired skills, knowledge, business, employment ventures, partnerships etc.

You only need 20% of knowledge and 80% is your behavior!

The master session will be held at Maji Mazuri offices along Juja road next to Olympic petrol station opposite Moi Airbase main gate, from 9.30 am to 1pm on Saturday 26th January 2019.

The session is free of charge and we target youth between 17 to 35 years, there are only 45 seats available, and only those who subscribe through this link https://bit.ly/2TNRq7J will be admitted to the session.

So what are you waiting for REGISTER NOW! It is free Visit: https://bit.ly/2TNRq7J

For further information and direction: Contact person: Mr. Wambua on 0715733196

Main Topic: Achieving financial freedom as young people (Saving plan, investment, starting a business, partnerships etc.

Main Objective: Introduce to the youth the principle of money and how to create a sustainable financial portfolio or culture through acquired skills, knowledge, business, partnerships etc.

Meet our facilitator: Mr. Michael Ogambi;

Mr. Michael Ogambi has over 15 years’ experience in finance and accounting. He has worked in commercial entities (General Electric) and Not-for-Profit organizations of regional nature including AMREF-Kenya and South Sudan. He is also involved in supporting art organizations and artists in entity as well as personal financial planning and tax exposures. He currently supports Kunja Dance with Admin and finance.

His main areas of expertise are in;

  1. Financial systems design implementation including development/review of internal controls
  2. Donor accounting – proposal budgeting and reporting
  3. Cash flow management and treasury management
  4. Financial policies and statutory compliance, Financial reports preparation, analysis and presentation
  5. Administration operations including procurement process management and support

Training Of Trainer – Community Based Organizations

Do you have a new team of trainers join your team with minimal or no background in teaching? Do you have seasoned trainers who you would like to build their training capacity, but you are running of lean budgets?

We are here for you!

At Wilsen we also offer our expertise in Training Of Trainers (TOT) especially for community based organization and youth-led initiatives.

What’s unique about us?

We understand the youth dynamics that we seek to impact their lives positively from areas like Kibera, Mathare, Huruma, Kayole, Mukuru just to mention but a few.

Our rates are affordable with a minimum of 3 days of training each day costing Kes 5000. Should you need to take your trainers to the next levels please consider us.

Some of the topics addressed;

1. Lesson planning.
2. Class dynamics
3. Teaching and facilitation.
4. Learning to Learn
5. Content vs. Context.
Among others…
You can request for a customized topic as per your needs.
Contact: info@wilsenx.com or wilson.masaka@gmail.com

“Not everyone with knowledge can train, there is something extra in a great trainer ” Wilson Masaka

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Vizazi Booster Training Of Trainer (TOT)

It was a great honor to be invited by Vizazi at the Booster Training of Trainers where our founder Mr. Wilson Masaka shared his knowledge and skills in facilitation and training. Remember not everyone with knowledge can TEACH. Teaching and facilitation are skills that are found with people with passion, time, right attitude, long life learners, experience, training qualification, values etc.

Vizazi is an international expert centre for interventions operating in the field of high quality counseling, training and supervision. More about Vizazi https://www.vizazi.org/

Topic of the day: Facilitation and Training skills.

  • Content Vs. Context
  • ASK Model.

Facilitators Teaching Vs. Facilitation

  • Facilitators might not be subject area experts like a teacher. They do have special training in group dynamics using processes such as conflict resolution, strategic planning and team building.
  • A facilitator can quickly determine what the group knows so the group can proceed to build on that knowledge.
  • The facilitator also helps the group evaluate what group members learned from their activities.

Teachers / Trainers

  • In charge of the learning environment (primary source of knowledge in a session).
  • Responsible for creating lesson plans that direct the course of study students follow.
  • Clear and concise objectives delineate what the student learns on any given day.
  • Measuring how much information the student learns.
    Facilitation is a method of teaching, meaning a teacher can become a facilitator depending with the content (subject, objective etc.)

11 Qualities Of a Great Teacher / Trainer

  1. An engaging personality (attitude) and teaching style.
  2. Good planner: clear objectives for lessons
  3. Effective discipline skills (Time management, reliable & accountability).
  4. Good classroom management skills.
  5. High expectations (Quality standard).
  6. Knowledge of curriculum and standards (Trends, learner and innovator).
  7. Knowledge of subject matter
  8. Passion in teaching.
  9. Strong rapport with students and other trainers [everyone].
  10. Effective follow up system
  11. Skilled in the subject area.

14 Most Effective Training Techniques

  1. Quizzes and games.
  2. Small group discussions.
  3. Case studies (reviews)
  4. Q & A sessions
  5. Question cards.
  6. Role-playing.
  7. Participant control. (Group leader, self direct, moderator and facilitation).
  8. Brainstorming session (No wrong or right – Post it).
  9. Demonstrations.
  10. illustration (white board, flip chart, smart screen).
  11. Coaching (focused on individual need)
  12. Use of multimedia ( Video, Pictures, text, sound, online reference etc).
  13. Group research & presentation (‘homework’ or in class)
  14. Individual research & presentation – ‘homework’ or in class assignment.

Note: We used the 21st Century skills to achieve our training goal namely;

  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Critical thinking and Problem solving

Some of the pictures as captured!

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The Venue

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Imagination - What Do You See?

Imagination – What Do You See?

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