Monday, January 4, 2016

Mathare North Festive Season Football Tournament 2015 - 2016 - 4th Edition

#‎FootballDNA‬ ‪ Mathare North Festive Season Football Tournament 2015 -2016 it is a wrap! I enjoyed the 7 days of community service which tallied to my 54hours donated for coordination.

Mathare North Festive Season Football Tournament (MFSFT) is an annual event organized by Wilsen Initiative (Wi) together with the community stakeholders in football in Mathare North and its environs. During the festive season not everyone gets a chance to travel outside the city leaving many of the young people with no option but to indulge in non productive activities like abusing alcohol, hanging around doing nothing etc, thus the saying, an idle mind is a devil's workshop!

In this regards we have been organizing this tournament to engage the youth and the community through football whereby encouraging positive solutions in creating lasting impacts towards peaceful coexisting of people of different tribes, social class, and among other backgrounds thus the big banner the POWER OF THE BALL!


10 lessons that I  learned!

1. You have to be present by visualizing the flow of the event and all the games.
2. Team work and consultation where necessary.
3. Seek assistance where necessary.
4. Collaborate with others and appreciate their efforts.
5. Use the necessary available resources.
6. Effective and efficient communication.
7. Be and act professional without being biased!
8. Be flexible and be a good listener
9. Select dedicated, passionate and experienced individuals in your organizing committee.
10. Empathize!

We had the pleasure of hosting ten teams in the 4th edition of MNFSFT tournament namely;

1. Wazalendo F.C
2. Mathare North Rangers F.c
3. Metro Sports F.C
4. Dahila F.C
5. Real Sportive F.C
6. Mogra Star F.C
7. 11 Brothers F.C
8. T-Area Fc
9. 07Sports F.C
10. Ochibe Foundation F.C


Thank you note;

 I want to thank our councilor Mr. Oscar Lore for the support, all teams, volunteers, our fans, the community and and anyone else who played a part in the success of the 4th edition of the tournament. The road was rough and bumpy with sharp corners but we where able to reach our destination through our team which is dedicated and determined to make it happen.

Looking forward to the 5th edition this year! 2016 - 2017

Best Foot Forward 2016 - Post From My FaceBook Account


#‎OrganizationCulture‬ ‪#‎OurIdeaStolen‬ ‪#‎LessonsFrom2015‬

Are you worried that people stole your ideas in 2015 and your are left with no idea for 2016?

Come to think of it, there are many similar ideas or initiatives in different spaces in the world. The only thing that distinguishes either company or organization X and Y is the team culture and not necessarily the resources. I have witness teams with less resources but delivers massive impacts as opposed to the ones that have all that they need. Don't worry that someone will steal your idea, work on cultures that promotes intrinsic values of ‪#‎ImplementerialSpirit‬ and no body will beat you in your chosen field.

#‎OrganizationCulture‬ A great team built on intrinsic values always goes beyond the expected performance than that built on extrinsic values. Team players vs. Team builders! All the best in finding the right team DNA that will tackle 2016 challenges!

#‎FoodForThought‬ ‪#‎ChangingTimes‬ ‪#‎ValuesInsideOut‬ Are we changing or rather evolving for better or worse? One example caught my attention in 2015, during our teenage their was no Hustling, our parents took care of us and our primary goal was education+... My plus was football. We could concentrate on our chosen field to become better and patiently work towards our success, but in today's world many young people are preoccupied by 'HUSTLING' which can mean many things, my perspective is on the urge of making quick cash and making it big with less effort, dubious means or even sometimes force, this situation has left many young people not to see their 25th birthdays due to bad peer pressure of hustling. In the coming forums @wilsen initiative (Wi) we will dive deeper into more understanding whereby seeking for lasting solution from the young people. ‪#‎Advise‬ make your 'HUSTLING' timely and worth to be remembered as best example. ‪#‎UntoldStories‬ ‪#‎Legacy

1. ON EARNING: Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a second chance. _________________________________
 2. ON SPENDING: If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need. ________________________________ 
3. ON SAVINGS: Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving. ________________________________ 
4. ON TAKING RISK: Never test the depth of a river with both feet. ________________________________ 
5. ON INVESTMENT: Do not put all eggs in one basket.

 6. ON EXPECTATIONS: Honesty is a very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people. ________________________________ 
7. Past is a waste paper, present is a newspaper, and future is a question paper. Come out of your past, control the present, and secure the future.

 8. When bad things happen in your life, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or you can let it strengthen you.


9. Our eyes are in the front because it is more important to look ahead than to look backwards. _______________________________

10. We use pencil when we were young, but now we use pens. Do you know why? Because mistakes in childhood can easily be erased, unlike now.
Wish you a prosperous 2016.