Thursday, July 27, 2017

Open Letter to Young People, Peace Everyday.

 On 8th August 2017 Kenya will be going to the polls which should be a wonderful thing that all of us should be happy about than to instill fear about the aftermath, especially for those people living in areas marked hotspots, we have the power of changing the labels into peaceful spots all over the country. Bad leaders are elected by people who decide not to vote, I take this opportunity to urge you all to come out and vote in the forthcoming general election and most importantly remain peaceful and allow all the laid out systems to take its course.

 One of the ways we can be taken as a serious group is to participate effectively in all platforms and that doesn't include violence. Many years we have been promised a lot of things just to be used as vehicles to elevate people into power who have no concrete agenda for the youth and other marginalized groups. Sometimes we are made to fight each other without realizing our power that is within our diversity and collaboration because our eyes have been covered with political stands that doesn't tolerate others as we approach the five year term of the election calendar.

 The effect of violence causes an everlasting wound beyond our youthful life which rob us our patriotism, diversity, peace, dignity, love, unity, life, happiness, hope just to mention but a few. This eventually becomes the vicious cycle that we pass to the next generation either knowingly or unknowingly. The call for peace isn't music into our ears, but a precious value that should be with us forever in all stages of our life (childhood, adulthood and old age).

Peace provides the enabling environment of achieving our desired dreams despite all the difficulties we come across as young people, thus our voice becomes much stronger when we collaborate through our diversity. I believe part of historical injustice is the seed that was planted in us to hate each other mostly because of ethnicity and political affiliations. As young people we need not to maintain the status quo of allowing the seed of hatred and tribalism germinate in us and be passed to the next generation through political, social and economic advantages just to benefit a few.

In conclusion, the vote is your secret and make your wise decision in choosing a leader that will promote the values you would wish to see in all Kenyans.

 Inspiration Quote: “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself” - Nelson Mandela

 #IaMaBelieverOfPeace Peace everyday, I invest in peace through my thoughts, time, skill, experience, attitude, actions, belief, habits and desire for a better life for myself and others. #Humanity #PeaceStartsWithMe

Sunday, July 16, 2017

August election 2017

Free, fair and peaceful election starts with me and you. I'm delighted to have joined the peace walk organized by GhettoFoundation, Maji Mazuri among other pro-peace organizations.
I'm inspired to do more when I see young people taking the lead in making sure there's peace before, during and after elections.

Generally people love peace, they have a lot in common despite their backgrounds. Where there's peace we all have good chance of making it out in our poverty situations unlike when there's violence in our neighborhood. 

#MyTake Make your preferred choice of the leader that you want and don't feel irritated because I have my own choice which isn't same as yours, LET US TOLERATE EACH OTHER. Wilsen Initiative

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Maji Mazuri Bootcamp On Personal Branding and Entrepreneurship

It was a great privilege to have worked with the Maji Mazuri youth group on the three sessions which majorly focused on personal branding and entrepreneurship. Our mission at Wilsen Initiative (Wi) is to create a collaborative culture of learning that inspire the youth to explore more about themselves in shaping a brighter future. I urge the the youth to learn more about personal branding and entrepreneurship which is paramount in the success of their careers.

As an entrepreneur one get a chance to learn how to be financially literate, become a problem-solver, value driven, progressive learner, team player just to mention but a few. This is a road many of us are afraid to start even though it isn't cut for everyone, we all have a chance of learning a thing or two which will be beneficial to our chosen profession.

Session notes at Maji Mazuri; 
  • Day 1: Personal branding and introduction of business model canvas.
  •  Day 2: 5 P's of marketing (People, Price, Place, Product and Promotion) and group business model canvas.
  • Day 3: Fundraising for your business and pricing strategies. 
Giving lectures on personal branding at Maji Mazuri

Group assignment, participatory learning approach!
Connect with the Wi. experience The boot-camps are ideal for youth groups who are aspiring entrepreneurs and artists in any of the following fields; SME, photography, graphic design, music, blogging, social media, dance, creative writing, visual arts and short documentary videos. We help young people to jump start their learning curve to the right direction using the Wilsen experience of inspiration, connectivity and education.

Our Team: We are a team of individuals with multiple experience in the creative sector with many years of experience spanning from 10+ years, loving what we do and are ready to create a community around the same career and beyond.

What we offer, • Business model canvas • Internet tools • Visual Arts • Blogging • Photography • Content creation • Creative writing • DIY tools • Brand identity • Graphic and web design Venue: Option One: We come to you. Option Two: We organize for the venue.

Our goals;
  1. Demystify how we learn, learn to learn
  2.  Knowledge sharing with experts
  3.  Learning beyond the class room