Friday, February 26, 2021

Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Annual Program

1. Annual Mathare North Soccer Tournament for U10, U12 & U15. The tournament runs during school holidays. 

2. Resource mobilization for grassroots soccer teams in Mathare North. Runs from January to December.

3. Skill-Up Master classes targeting the underserved youth and children in the society. Our target is to have monthly classes. 

To make it happen, all depends on availability of funds and required support that we will receive. We continue to encourage our networks to assist us where possible and be part of this noble journey of nurturing next talent, transferring skills and mentoring responsible citizens as a result our society will be safer and everyone will strive to make it better 

 Note: - As an individual you can make it happen. For example, by sponsoring a session, donate a pair of shoe, purchase a ball, purchase a set of uniforms, offer your expertise etc. Join us today, get in touch with

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


#SkillUPMasterSession #WinWinPartnership #SDG1NoPoverty #SDG4QualityEducationLifeLongLearning #SDG8DecentWorkEconomicGrowth 

At Wilsen Initiative we run periodic Skill-UP master sessions in partnership with like-minded individuals (shared values) and institutions with a goal of creating platforms for sharing skills while inspiring collaborative lifelong learning. 

 On 15th February 2021 we hosted the second master session in collaboration with Oasis Mathare and Gerald Anderson. The session was attended by 15 participants from different genres within the creative sector, communication department and project management. 

 The Session Objectives: - 
  1. How to cultivate a more relatable PERSONAL BRAND. 
  2. Leading and learning on Social media 
  3. How to build and maintain your digital identity. 
  4. Photography based more on human interest stories (digital storytelling) 
Below are 13 areas that we focus on under the Skill-Up program, 
 we advocate for:-

(Defining the WHY)
  1. Inspiration 
  2. Connectivity 
  3. Collaborations. 
  4. Knowledge sharing, 
  5. Resource mobilization 
  6. Meaningful partnerships. 
  7. Self-learning 
  8. Lifelong learning 
  9. Personal journey 
  10. Creativity and fun
  11. Identifying the needs of all learners 
  12. Engaging and empowering all 
  13. Identifying the processes involved in achieving successful learning outcomes
 Defining the HOW

5 Things That Defines Quality in Our Master Classes / Session.  

Our learning approach is purposeful, where learners are provided with the ability to effectively learn, and retain the skills and knowledge gained. 

It is a holistic Experience that offers; 
  1.  Learning by Doing: - 80 practice and 20 theories.
  2. The challenge of the day 
  3. Creative and innovative lectures that use different facilitation and training methodologies. 
  4. Case studies that have been proven. 
  5. Key take away. 
We Need Your Support 

Our vision is to reach at least 1000 participants by the end of 2021. We offer Skill-UP master session that targets different groups of children (8 - 12 years), teens (13 to 19 years), youth (18 - 30) and open age from 18+ 

 To make this goal possible, we need your support and below is how; 
  •  Sponsored modelIn cash - (main sponsor) by donating funds that will enable us plan all the logistics and any necessary cost. This will allow us to provide free training to the target groups, especially children and youth. • In Kind - Host one of our event, help us mobilize participants, connect us to relevant entities and individuals experts to become facilitators. 
  •  Paid Model The sponsorship model seeks to raise funds so that we can train the underserved groups (children and youth) while the paid model targets participants who will pay a fee to attend the session. This model targets the open age category 18+ years. 
 In pictures Skill-UP Master Session At Oasis Mathare 15th February 2021 



  •  "If you are afraid that some will steal your ideas then partnership or collaboration isn't your portion" Wilson Masaka, throughMylens & Wilsen Initiative (Wi). 
  •  “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb. #Teamwork
  •  #PersonalBranding “ Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ” - MALCOLM FORBES
  •  “ Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” GEORGE BERNHARD SHAW 

 We continue to identify individuals experts and organizations who we can host, facilitate and mobilize resources toward the vision of training at least 1000 participants employability skills that targets different sectors. So if this is your passion in terms of sharing skills and knowledge with others let us get in touch and talk more. 

 For more information contact Wilson Masaka Founder and team leader Wilsen initiative (Wi)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The power Of Your Story

In the year 2009 I started my blog known as the Bits and Pieces as a way of documenting my journey. I can't say I have reached where I want to be, but for sure I'm not where I started. There has been many learning in my journey which is a bundle of many things from the success stories, the pain, disappointment etc. 

 To make the long story short my advice to young people is to act NOW, being young is just one of those transitions in life if not well managed only the future knows where it will place you because you didn't position yourself.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Self Made - Learn To Learn: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

#SelfLearning #Learn2Learn #OpenCoursesOnline #OpenUniversity #SelfPaceLearning #SkillUP 

One of my goals for 2021, is to learn new skill and train at least 500 young people with digital, creative, financial, marketing and other vital skills for their well being towards employability. 

 Are you finding difficultly in terms of school fees or joining a college or university because of low grades from KCPE or KCSE? 

Well, you can take another route of self learning especially on creative and some of the technical skills. The internet has made it possible for us to access Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms where you can access free quality courses. 

My experience 

Self learning isn't easy amidst all the other schedules also competing for our attention. I have picked the following in my journey which I would love to share with you.

  1. Choose a relevant courses within your career tree. 
  2.  Choose the right platform and check the hours you need to invest to complete the course. 
  3.  Schedule the time in the most realistic and convenient ways that will ensure you finish the course. 
  4. Maintain focus and allows do things as per your todo list. 
  5. Practice the knowledge acquired. 

 Enjoy the journey... #SDG4QualityEducationLifeLongLearning Here is the course I'm very happy to complete today! #40Hours #GoogleDigitalMarketingSkills Fundamentals of digital marketing Learn the fundamentals of digital marketing, and help grow your business or career. Here is the link;

Monday, February 1, 2021

10 Reasons Why a Person Who Has Tried Something and Failed is Better.

 10 Reasons Why a Person Who Has Tried Something and Failed is Better Than Someone who Never Tries Anything and Expect to Succeed.

"Even though failure might happen in our journey we must always plan and do the necessary calculations towards success." Wilson Masaka Youth Advocate / Social Entrepreneur #MyTake +throughMylens #TheMind Shift 

  1.  Before failing, there's room for preparations where you get to learn a lot of stuff which you will get a chance to evaluate later as per the outcome. 
  2. There is always a definite target in mind before you fail. 
  3. Good chances those failures might not be repeated because it will be very apparent in any action that you take. 
  4. Failure comes with a package labeled learning moments, Do's & Don'ts. 
  5. You build courage of starting something else to prove a point. 
  6. The closest relative to failure is success and by trying nothing you gain, nothing and lose all the chances that you had. 
  7. If you fail, you join other community of learners for inspiration towards unlocking the next potential areas.
  8. Failure isn't permanent it is a situation that can be reversed, helping someone who has decided to do nothing can take a tall order to reverse the situation. 
  9. You gain more support if you do something and fail than do nothing and wait for success to come your way. 
  10. Even though failure might happen in our journey we must always plan and do the necessary calculations towards success.
“I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan

  • Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor born on February 11, 1847. Considered one of the best known inventors in American history, his ingenuity brought us the modern day light bulb, electrical power systems, the phonograph, motion picture cameras and projectors, and more. 

  •  "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
  • "I have not failed. I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work."
  • "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time." 
  • Read more on Best Edison Quotes