Monday, August 26, 2013

Change that Starts From Within

Starting September 2013, through to March 2014, I pledge to buy football playing shoes for twenty talented young children in Mathare North.  The team is called Mathare North Rangers Junior team which is an initiative of Wilsen Initiative (Wi).
You are most welcome to join  hands in this campaign to help the children keep the  hope of pursuing their football career and avoid unnecessary injuries.

My first playing boots were donated by Helge in 1996 after scoring a goal barefooted during Helge’s Cup tournament at St. Benedict grounds. All the other players (21 players out of 22) except me had playing boots. This was the turning point in my football career, and since then I haven’t played barefoot every again. The time has come to give back to the community that has supported me. Last year I bought five playing boots for young girls playing for Otto-Benecker F.C in the same community of Mathare North community.

You can support me realize this dream before March 2014. A shilling, spare boots to donate, uniforms etc will go a long way in supporting the youth. I take this opportunity to thank Hermann, my friend in Germany for donating uniforms to the senior team.

“Kenyan football is like a fish pond without an out-let” - Wilson Masaka founder Wilsen Initiative
Right to play in safe environment to reach their dreams.
I’m passionate about sports for development and football is my genre. I dream, eat and sleep football which is why I haven’t lost hope in supporting young talents nurture their football skills despite the dark tunnel leading towards becoming professional footballers.

Gaps Within

A big percentage of Kenya Premier League (KPL) clubs follow the model of recycling players in the name of experience, and achieving short term gains at the expense of promoting young talents.  Many young people in the informal settlements lack guidance and support, and are left to pursue their own dreams with their parents watching from a distance and playing a minimal role.  In this crowded field of talents and skills, the youth lack the adequate support and their talents are wasted and mismanaged leaving them frustrated with others turning to drugs and crime.
How many football academies are there in Kenya that support and nurture talents to the level of premier league players?

Help me in my ‘pursuit for change that starts from within’ campaign by buying football playing boots for the Mathare North Rangers Junior team aged 12yrs to 16yrs.  My target is to reach twenty young talented kids by March 2014.

Your support would greatly assist me achieve this goal sooner than later, and help plant seeds through mentors, volunteers, Change Makers, Role Models and a Giving back system through Wilsen Initaitive (Wi).

You can reach me at wilson.masaka[at]

1 comment:

  1. Yea man great work, anything i can i shall donate