It is amazing to experience how they connect with their youth who are enthusiastic about learning new things, and they are informed about their environment. Titus told me they chose me because they wanted to connect with people who live or have lived in similar neighborhoods as their target groups, and have succeeded in life in one way or the other. This opportunity wouldn’t have come at a better time , because I love teaching, sharing, and inspiring the young people as a way of promoting good leadership, developing responsible citizenship and giving back to the community.
My ideas are all collected through the Wilsen Initiative (WI) www.wilsenx.com, which is a project that is registered under the government of Kenya and seeks to educate, connect and inspire the younger generation who are future leaders in our great nations.
Summary of the day;
1. Introduction: Who I am, my work, family, dreams e.t.c;
This was categorized in story form under four major topics ;
- Life in Sport
- Community service
- Design Development
- Technology & Teaching
3. Group Assignment. Each group was expected to come up with a name and a mission statement on how they could bring positive change in Mathare.
4. Reflection: Unique Selling Point (USP), Personal branding and doing(PB) and individual Strength Weakness Opportunities Threats analysis (SWOT).
Generally these were the key topics during the well attend sessions. In my plan I balanced between main lectures, group presentations, individual presentations, question and answers, and of course breaks in between! I thank CMETrust for this great opportunity and I’m always willing to visit any youth led institution in the country and abroad to share my story and that of many others. All this falls under my passion of doing what I love and loving what I do!
Below are some pictures - they speak more than words!
|Introduction, expectation and this is / was my journey?|
|Lectures on session|
Individual presentations; Who I am?
Discussions in groups: creating a name for the group and mission statement for what you would wish and also works towards positive change.
Presentation of slogan and mission statement for positive change.