Friday, July 19, 2019

Training Youth Ambassadors on Digital Tools and Platforms

It was a great week! 16th - 19th July 2019

I got the opportunity to train twenty youth ambassadors from Mukuru, Huruma, Mathare and Kibera under the C4D, safe & inclusive cities. We tackled different digital tools and platforms for example photography and social media. The training took place at Ngong Hills Hotels supported by Plan International Kenya.

The youth ambassadors are tasked with the responsibility of becoming good role models and catalyst of positive change in their communities by either organizing training, awareness campaigns or  through documenting activities around safe and inclusive cities through different media platforms.

Brief summary of what we covered;
  1. Photography - how to create quality pictures using the available tool for example smart phones.
  2. Blogging - creative writing and storytelling.
  3. Social media - how to create strategies for community awareness through social media.

In pictures; below are some of the moments during the session;

  • - Group work and discussions
  • - Online research
  • - Photography
  • - Blogging 
  • - Social media and presentations













In case you want a group of youth to be trained on life-skill, photography, social media, creative writing, presentation skills, creative entrepreneurship and finances I'm here to connect with them offering the best experience ever for learning... Get in touch wilson.masaka@gmail.com please visit my blog too! www.wilsenx.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Unmasking The Kenya That We Want

#FixTheSoftware #ValueBasedSociety

Opinion Desk!
Do you care if you see public resources being vandalized or misused?
I think if I'm not wrong from my knowledge and interaction, majority of Kenyans have lived to adapt and adopt the new normal of I DON'T CARE mentality when it comes to public resources being vandalized or misused and as a result it has also contributed to the high levels of impunity, corruption and environment degradation for example garbage dumping anyhow among others.

    Mobile phone +throughMyens, early morning at racecourse road Nairobi Kenya.
Unless we fix our value system we will continue to witness our society's value fabric being torned apart in all sphere of our life leaving the next generation with almost nothing to build a sustainable future.

So what is value based society?

In my understanding this a system that upholds the rule of law as enshrined within some set of values that binds a nation together despite of our ethnicity, age, occupation etc.The values not only will be found written with bold ink on paper but would also be felt and practiced at all levels of the society.
A good example is, we don't need a police to watch over us to do what is right at all times. You will find in some places we have working traffic lights  which will still be backed up with traffic police just to make sure we are in the  right.
#YourTake
What are some of the things in your opinion that needs fixing from the 'software' perspective meanings soft skills or values?

Friday, June 7, 2019

Personal Branding 101 At Garden of Hope Foundation Kibera.


Garden of Hope Foundation is a faith based community organization in Kibera slums Nairobi, Kenya. They are located at Olympic Kibera just next to the Olympic stage. They are passionate about restoring hope through empowering youths on leadership; Entrepreneurship and menstrual hygiene management
for more about them please visit https://www.gardenofhopefoundation.org.

On 6th June 2019, I was tasked to train 20 young people from Kibera on how they can improve their personal brands, below are some of the key take away or you can call them session's objective





  1. To train on personal brand awareness. 
  2. How to have a meeting with SELF. 
  3. How to work in a team and contribute effectively.
  4. How to develop  and manage a personal brand. 
  5. Understanding what personal brand. 
  6. Understand how our values, behaviour, character, and habits influence our personal brands. 
  7. Understand brand association especially take an example of friends that we keep. 
  8. Understand the Johari's window and SWOT analysis in relation to personal brand.

 Highlighted questions of the day;

  • What is personal branding? 
  • Why should we hire you?
 #Insight All of us have something unique we can do than anyone else sometimes it's in form of talent or skills. The question to ask ourselves have we developed the talent or skills to the level where people can pay us for work done? In conclusion, we agreed that there are many factors that can affect our brand visibility either directly or indirectly.  My mission is to influence and impact youth space with soft skills that would enable the youth work either  as employed or self-employed despite their backgrounds.

Contact me for a session with your team, you can reach me on wilson.masaka@gmail.com