Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Open To Work #WorkSeries

Currently I'm a freelancer youth facilitator / trainer even though i'm looking for prospects to join a team (organization or company) in achieving the vision of training more than 500 youth per year in 21st century skills.

I offer training in Web design, graphic design, trans-formative leadership, blogging, life skill, photography, personal branding, communication, social media, community engagement, organization of events, creative entrepreneurship, financial literacy and internet research.

I'm a champion of SDG4 and I target youth spaces and youth initiatives. I have more than 10+ years of web design, web development, community development and teaching experience. 

I would like to contribute my dynamic web capabilities with a keen attention to grow in the fields of creative arts, multimedia, programming and database management systems. I bring creativity, teamwork, project management, critical thinking and passion to technical applications towards the growth of the team and institution.

I have offered my facilitation / training services under youth program at Plan International Kenya, Hope raisers, Maji Mazuri, MYSA, CMETrust, CARE Kenya, Paamoja Initiative, Kilimanjaro Film institute just to mention but a few.

I'm available for either short or long term engagement with like-minded organizations and companies.

I hereby would like to share with you my profiles for your consideration.

1. LinkedIn Profile:
2. Personal Blog:
3. Community project :-

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Her Story - IAm a Shero, She Can

It is encouraging to see the women's teams back in action and their coaches committed to developing the next champions as it used to be after a gap of more than ten years during which we had women's teams actively participating in the sport in our community.

I've already spoken with four teams, and they've inspired me to take action by organising a one-day competition and team-building exercises under the auspices of the Wilsen initiative project, IaM a sHERO, She Can.

 +throughMylens featuring Red Eagles Ladies F.C

Read More >> About the IaM a sHERO project

Call For Support!

Since I played football growing up in Mathare North, especially in the MYSA community leagues, I typically organize resources through my network for U10-U15 football teams. Since our beginning, we have distributed football shoes to over 700 boys and provided boys' teams with uniforms, among other things. In addition, I want to use this year as a chance to do more for the girls' teams.

Note:- Subject to availability of support and resources!

I'm looking forward to donating footballs, uniforms, football shoes, sanitary towels etc. I know I can't do it alone that is why I  will need your support to make this happen on June 1st, which is also my birthday.

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Skill UP Master Session -Donate Time

 Work Place Series...


#DonateTime #SkillUP +throughMylens / Consult

Every month, I provide free 5- to 8 hours training and mentoring under the +throughMylens // Consult to any youth- or community-led projects in Nairobi to assist their team in becoming competent in a variety of job-related skills. 


I've accumulated more than ten years of job experience across full-time, temporary, and independent work. I'd love to share my knowledge with young people who are preparing for the job after noticing a significant lack, particularly in fundamental technical and soft skills.

I continue to strive to do and be more. Though I haven't given up on finding long-term employment, my community initiative, or my efforts at self-employment, the majority of what I have been doing has been concentrated on short-term contracts.

About +throughMylens / Consult

+throughMylens is a freelance venture that seeks to create value by training diverse groups in 21st century skills as a way of creating solid foundations in readiness for the world of work both as employees and self-employed.

I provide professional mentoring, training, and consulting services for a fee in a range of fields, including graphic design, branding, photography, social media, story-telling, TOT, creative entrepreneurship, presentation skills, online research, creative ICT, financial literacy, blogging, project management, business model canvas, organisation change management and life skills training. My primary target audience consists of youth centers, community football clubs, community based organizations, youth-led initiatives, and any other organized groupings.


I would still advise young people to learn more varied skills and develop a better grasp of financial literacy, especially with regard to saving and investing, even if they have no plans to become accountants in the future.

The youth should also be advised not to place all of their hopes and dreams in their 9–5 jobs while depriving themselves of the chance to investigate more of their other choices, especially when it comes to pursuing their dreams (Self Made).

Best Quote.

"If you don't build your dream someone else will hire you to help build theirs." - Tony Gaskins

" Nobody can take away from you things like your experience, skill, dream, and passion, which are valuable assets for your future." - Wilson Masaka Youth Advocate

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Founders Journey Bits and Pieces +throughMylens - Wilsen initiative -360 Degree

 Founders Journey Bits and Pieces +throughMylens - Wilsen initiative

In 1997, I came up with a plan to use my experience to guide other young people toward their own definitions of success through a planned sequence of activities that included football, knowledge sharing, field trips, and other activities. The concept underwent various phases before becoming Wilsen Initiative (Wi) and +throughMylens / Consult.

Since the beginning, it has been a difficult road, with achieving the project goals without the required tools and resources being the biggest challenge. Despite all the project obstacles, I'm proud of what I've managed to accomplish thanks to the help of family, friends, and well-wishers.


If you genuinely believe in your dream, don't give up too soon, is my counsel to any founder going through a difficult time. Before giving up on your dream endeavor because of the numerous challenges you are encountering, ask yourself WHY you started the journey.

It's normal to feel overburdened, exhausted, bored, uninterested, stuck, etc., but how you approach each step of the journey will determine how near you are to your goal.

Here are 10 things I usually do when I experience a creative block or run out of motivation or energy.

  1. Ask WHY I started (Me Time).
  2. Reflect back and count the impact.
  3. Ask why other people believe in me and the support they have offered to see me win. (Me Time).
  4. Go to the archives find happy moments that will bring that good feeling and energy (Pictures, videos, recognition etc).
  5. Read and watch inspirational stories. Remember you're not alone in this journey.
  6. Take a break and if I don't miss anything about the project then it means I have to change something or drop it.
  7. Connect with people who will always check on my progress (Mentors).
  8.  Request for help (Tag Team).
  9. Document moments in my project journey (Build Memory Bank).
  10. Have an open mindset on failure, rejection etc. The best part is to use these moments to learn and do better. 

It's difficult to pursue my dreams when I lack the resources to do so, but I won't give up because this is just one obstacle I must overcome. I will keep trying my best because it is my dream and passion to see Wilsen Initiative (Wi) realize its vision using every available resource. 


"If your idea doesn't inspire you to write about it and take action, put it aside and choose the next one. - Wilson Masaka, Youth Advocate and Social Entrepreneur

Wilsen  Story

Have a wonderful weekend. Don't forget that I have 5 hours per month to donate to any youth- or community-led initiative to train your team in a variety of skills relevant to my field of expertise.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Quote s +throughMylens Life Series

Life Series...

"Only yesterday can I cease trying; for today and tomorrow, however, I'll keep going and have faith that things will improve." - Wilson Masaka, Youth Advocate & Social Entrepreneur.

"Those with clear future vision not only open their eyes to see clearly, but more importantly, they open their minds to investigate, refuel, and ignite various possibilities." - Wilson Masaka, Youth Advocate and Social Entrepreneur

"Just keep in mind that the future is broad open for anyone, and you can start positioning yourself today if you feel like everything has already been taken. " - Wilson Masaka, Youth Advocate and Social Entrepreneur

"Although our children have great aspiration for the future, the reality is that their desires are formed by the influences and environments they are exposed to. As parents, it is our duty to set up environments where our kids can learn, discover, and manifest their own personalities.

" No fisherman sets out to fish knowing how many fish they will catch in a day; instead, after making all the necessary preparations, all they have is faith that they will have a decent catch. If they don't succeed today, they believe that tomorrow is another opportunity to attempt casting a wider net in uncharted waters." -Wilson Masaka, Youth Advocate & Social Entrepreneur

Do More, Be More and Be Different.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Girls Soccer In Mathare North


On 19th March 2023, I attended a friendly match between the Gudush Ladies F.C and Mathare Sharks Ladies. Gudush Ladies F.C won the game 1-0#SheCan #IAm #sHERO +throughMylens

At the grassroots level, Kenyan football is still in its infancy and needs a lot of base building. Girls face challenges at every level that are more than twice as difficult as those faced by boys as they advance through the ranks. 

 I commend all the girls and their coaches for working tirelessly to gain respect and space in the game.

Mathare North Girls Tournament. 

As part of Wilsen Initiative (Wi), I Am a sHERO, I would like to organize the inaugural girls competition this year. We can begin with 4-6 teams in the Mathare North zone if everything proceeds smoothly with your support. 

 To make it happen, all I need is the support of my friends, family, and well-wishers. 

The following is a summary of the places where you can lend your support;

  1.  Donate football shoes. 
  2. Help us acquire branded Wilsen initiative football jerseys. 
  3. Donate partly used uniforms.
  4. Donate footballs.
  5. Donate your time to train the girls under the Skill Up Master session. 
  6.  Donate sanitary towels.
  7.  Sponsor a Skill Up master session for the girls' team. 
 Just to name a few... Do More / Be More / Be Different

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Mathare North Zone, MYSA Community Service

On 12th March 2023, I took part in community services whose primary goal was to level the field, which appeared to have very dangerous cracks and would flood heavy rains, making part of the ground unusable.  The future looks bright as long as young people adopt a more proactive approach to resolving current and upcoming problems, coming up with innovative solutions to jumpstart anything, no matter how small. 

 Moving forward

 I'd like to urge everyone to focus less on the points given to their teams following the clean-up exercise and more on making the clean-up a regular part of field maintenance.


I firmly think that with excellent coordination and a positive outlook, our community will accomplish more. Do More / Be More / Be Different.

Play Safe With Dignity

On February 25, 2023, Macmillan Sports U12 player Mark Kinyua asked me if I could purchase him a new pair of gloves because the ones he had were beyond repair. His boldness in approaching me and requesting assistance amazed me. 

Even though I couldn't instantly help him out, I shared his request on social media, where two of my friends chipped in, and his wish was granted. 

Next Generation Star

 Although I am aware that this present won't last forever, the way we made him feel will live on in both of our memories. Wilsen Initiative and +throughMylens Two great quotes that are the foundation of our initiative. 

 ~ " I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" - Maya Angelou. 

~ " You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." - John Bunyan 

Wilsen Initiative (Wi)

 We aim to reach every child who plays football in Mathare North by not only offering material assistance to enable safe play with dignity but also by making sure we instill enduring values (generosity, teamwork, skill sharing, professionalism, etc.) through the experiences we foster through football-related activities and up skilling training programs. I want to appreciate everyone who has helped us achieve our mission since inception, you will always be in our hearts. Call For Support Given that the campaign is still ongoing, there are still numerous teams and players that we need to support. It is unfortunate to see so many young people playing barefoot, and it seems that this tendency will persist given the challenging economic environment that has caused price increases on all goods and services. 

 We continue to ask for assistance in this endeavor, from all of our well-wishers, friends, and supporters in an effort to restore hope. The campaign specifically focuses on U10 - U15 teams in Mathare North. 

Don't be left behind...

I hereby invite you to donate any football-related items to U10-U15 teams. You can either donate partially used (second-hand) equipment and materials, help us purchase brand-new ones, help us organise for Up-Skilling program or work with us to organize football uniforms branded Wilsen Initiative (Wi). 

 " Don't underestimate the power of a ball and what it can do to bring people together " - Wilson Masaka 

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The Vicious Cycle Of Playing Barefoot

In the 1990s, I played with no shoes, no shirt, and occasionally with the famous MYSA vest that was worn by all the teams. My football career began in the school hallway, the street, and MYSA community leagues and competitions. 

On March 11, 2023, I saw the beginning of the 2023 MYSA Mathare North zone league, which featured U10 and U12 teams. This brought back memories of more than 30 years of participating at the same levels. 

Even though things may appear to have altered at times, a closer look reveals that there are still many obstacles that are passed down from one generation to the next, impeding progress and exposing the youngsters to numerous dangers and uncertainties.

The Genesis 

Young rising stars (U10 - U15) from underserved areas go through a difficult and trying time playing football not only on intolerable fields with stones, broken glasses, and other dangerous objects, but they also play barefoot exposing them to high degree of risk of multiple injuries. 

In 1999, I came up with an idea to address the issue by mobilising resources for Mathare North U10 to U15 teams and players. 

To date, I have provided more than 700+ children with a set of shoes so they can have the opportunity to play safely and with respect (The Wi-effect).

Sustainability Model 

 Despite the fact that the economic environment is getting more difficult, I continue to train the children and youth through our Up-Skilling program to foster a culture of saving (financial literacy) while also reaching out to friends and well wishers to provide support for the development of the children's talents. 

In addition, I'm committed to educating the guardians and parents about the importance of helping their kids get the resources they need despite the many obstacles they may encounter. 

Pictures taken on 11th March 2023

Don't Be Left Behind... 

 I hereby invite you to donate any football-related items to U10-U15 teams. You can either donate partially used (second-hand), help us purchase brand-new ones, help us organise Up-Skilling training program or work with us to organize football uniforms branded Wilsen Initiative (Wi).

." Don't underestimate the power of a ball and what it can do to bring people together " - Wilson Masaka

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Praise and Raise! Unscripted Out and About +throughMylens

Life Series... 

One of the biggest challenges for many young people is maintaining focus and completing what they began because we are living in some sort of "chaotic environment" where nearly everything and everyone is fighting for our attention. 

 Quotes from my diary Bits & Pieces 

~  "Those who never try are failures, but if you try and fail, it means that at some point, you were successful because you overcame your fear of beginning." - Wilson Masaka, Social Entrepreneur & Youth Advocate 

~  "It takes a lot of skill to turn the praises into worthwhile opportunities; if praises were some kind of currency, some of us would already be millionaires." - Wilson Masaka Youth Advocate and Social Entrepreneur

~  "The sad aspect of life isn't just death as we know it; it's also when we live and let ourselves feel internally decrepit." - Wilson Masaka, Youth Advocate and Social Entrepreneur 

How Well Do You Know Yourself?

I took the personality test this morning, and I agree with the findings, which I'm willing to share the results. It was revealed that I am a protagonist.


So who is a Protagonist ? 

 "The Protagonist is a charismatic and inspiring personality type who often feels called to serve a greater purpose in life. Protagonists feel a near-constant drive to expand, improve, and grow… often in the name of serving others. But it’s all too easy for Protagonists to feel lost when the results that they envision and strive for don’t manifest." 

Extract from the emailed result

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