Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Start of Wilsen Initiative in 1999 - 2000 As a Thought Process

DID YOU KNOW, @ Wilsen Initiative started in 1999 - 2000 as a thought process, idea then later matured into an initiative it is today...

It has been along journey any yet we haven't reached our desired destination of having a resource centre where the youth would be trained in 21st century skill which will increase their chance for self employment and employed in other spaces... Currently we are looking for support to reach our bigger vision... Read more on the 15 slides and

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Soccer Program

Every year we plan and coordinate Mathare North Festive Season Soccer Tournament together with community coaches and volunteer youth leaders. We started tournament in 2011, and yesterday we successful concluded the 8th edition which was well attended.

The Challenge

We don’t have the required resources to live our full desire of helping grassroot clubs and players especially U10 and U12 acquire the right gears for the game from soccer shoes (boots), balls, uniforms etc.

We want to thank all our friends who have come on board sometimes on short notice in helping us acquire balls, uniforms and soccer shoes for the players U10 & U12.


 Apart from the annual soccer tournament featuring the seniors, U10 and U12 players we continue to mobilize for resources all through the year for grassroots clubs in Mathare North especially for U10 and U12 teams. In 2019 we we able to reach 10 young stars with soccer shoes. One senior team, U10 and U12 with branded Wilsen Initiative uniforms.

 What next?

 Our target is to at least reach 35 young stars and 15 teams with soccer boots, uniforms and balls in 2020. Areas you can support us in the next edition 2020 tournament ; Soccer balls, uniforms, officiating, communication, documentary (Video and photography) and awards.

Ongoing activity through the year and areas of possible collaboration;

1. Soccer shoes (boots) campaign for children U10 and U12.
2.Life-skill training for coaches and players.
3.Soccer resource mobilization from balls, shoes, uniforms etc for soccer club in Mathare North.
4 Organizing and sponsoring U10 and U12 tournaments during school holiday.

Finals of The 8th Edition Of MNFSST 2019 /2020

During the festive season schools are closed and majority of young people idle around spending time in anything they think is necessary without a second thought and to their detriment during this period youth indulge in vices such as crime, drug abuse, endless parties just to mention but a few.

 The foundation of the tournament is to create a platform where youth can spend their energy and time in playing or watching grassroots soccer where they connect with each other while they get life-skills from their coaches and community leaders. Since inception in 2011 we have had a total of 16 teams participating from within Mathare.

 South B. United were crowned the Champions of the 8th Edition of MNFSST 2019/20. South B. United clinched the day by winning 1-0 against resilient Home Boys F.C.The match was attend by approximately 350+ people, and we hope everyone was entertained by the quality of the tournament and talented players. We want to appreciate everyone who made the tournament a success from the teams, coaches, fan base, committee and friends.

We hope the 9th edition will be even bigger and better. Special mention Pieter Jan de Bruijn, Calvo, Moses Wambia, George Nzioka, George Kamau , Eriko, and Kamuzi Banda, thanks for your support. 

Main goals.

1. Safe space for youth during the festive season.
2. Promote peaceful coexisting of people in the community.
3. Promote soccer talents

 Areas you can support us in the next edition 2020 tournament ;

 Soccer balls. Uniforms. Officiating, communication. Documentary (Video and photography) and Awards