Friday, September 14, 2018

Master Class - Photography At Washikadau

It is always a great pleasure to share insights and learning with trainees at Washikadau where I shared knowledge as follows;

Building a Name as a Photographer

  1.  Leveraging on social media.
  2. Brand Identity 
  3. Business model
  4. Marketing Strategy ( Networks, clubs, meet up)
  5. Strong Portfolio ( Assignment handled, Style, Quality, Pricing and USP). 
 “ The best camera is the one in your hand.” “The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.” - Anne Geddes

 Tips Pre and Post Shoot 

  1. Tool Kit – Know your camera and have the right gear (tripod, camera, lens etc) for the job. 
  2. Visit the venue before the event day or some hours earlier (Events Photography).
  3. Understand the game (Sport photography).
  4. Have the program at hand and plan accordingly (Events Photography). 
  5. Visualize the shot in your mind {Mental picture}.
  6. Research for ideas – You aren't the first photographer, there must be good ideas you can borrow.
  7. Make more than one shot, select later! (Wildlife photography vs. fashion photography). 
  8. Apply creativity where and when necessary for example arrange the setting, work with stylish, extra edit etc. 
  9. Shoot in RAW format
  10. Don't forget to store, share your best photos (Marketing) ..Ask for permission to share especially where a person is the main main subject. 
More Than a Photographer! 

  1. Technical and research skills 
  2. Creative and Innovative skills
  3. Business skills (legal, branding, packaging, marketing, pricing, after sales [birthday wishes, christmas etc]). 
  4. Soft Skills (Customer care, engaging, professional, Communication, Presentation etc.)

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Personal Finance 101 At Maji Mazuri

It was a great pleasure to share knowledge with Maji Mazuri youth on personal finances #MasterClass #FinancialLiteracy #QualityEducationLifelongLearning

Session Objective;

  • How to effectively budget your finances.
  • Understanding basic principle around money. 
  • How to save and invest your finances (Basic foundation). 
Open Discussion Session 

  • OTHER NAMES FOR MONEY the youth language! 
  •  THE VICIOUS CYCLE AROUND COST OF LIVING IN THE SLUM (Poverty and Knowledge Economy). The trap: Living day by day, Hand to Mouth, Living on Debt, Living on hopes and promises, Living below the poverty line 


  1.  Live within your means Pay debt and taxes 
  2. Saving is the first expenditure 
  3. Create different streams of income 
  4. Have some emergency funds 
  5. Pay for insurance cover (NHIF) 
  6. Start saving and investment as early as you can (Develop the knowledge, habit, attitude and behavior around money). 
  7. Buy based on what you need and less on what you want (Income vs. Expenditure, Wants vs. needs) 


 Too many people spend money they buy things they don't impress people that they don't like. – Will Rogers 

 A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. – Jonathan Swift An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin 

 Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn

Friday, July 13, 2018

Mentor-ship: Value Based Learning In Schools

 Today we had a great opportunity to interact with grade 7 and 8 pupils at Mawewa primary school in Mathare North.

 Topics covered;

  1.  Innovative ways of learn. 
  2. Know YOURSELF (Johari’s window and SWOT analysis). 
  3. Peer pressure. 
At Wilsen Initiative skill-up program we use different methodologies in delivering quality content, especially using participatory learning where both the students and the teachers are open to new learning.

We are advocates for SD4; lifelong learning and quality education whereby assist the participants towards finding new creative and innovative ways of learning either as an individual or as a team.

A stable country, not only is rich in the infrastructure, economic and political power they have but also on the great universal quality of life and the values upheld by its citizens that is passed deliberately to the next generations. Curriculum in schools is rich in good content that is focused on better performance, but we need to boost what is trained in the confines of a classroom with the ever changing dynamics in the society that impacts the future career of the pupils and generally their social economic well being.

Our goal is to help the students to experience a seamless transition from students into different levels in the society despite their learning environment. Feel free to get in touch with us for a session with your students.Our program targets both in school and out of school youth.