Thursday, October 26, 2023

PaaMoja Initiative Organisation Capacity Assesment and Training Workshop.


PaaMoja Initiative Organisation Capacity Assesment and Training Workshop.

I had the honour of being invited to serve as the lead facilitator during the PaaMoja Initiative's 10th anniversary celebration last week, on October 20–21, 2023,

The two-day training workshop's main focus was on Organization Capacity Assessment (OCA), during which we assessed several organizational components, prior successes, organisation behaviour, and future objectives.

Specifically, my training and presentation addressed the following important topics.

+ Problem analysis (Problem Tree)
+ Organisation Structure
+Brand visibility
+ Vision mapping (Dream Vs. Vision)
+ McaKinsey 7s Model (Organisation culture and organisation design)
+ Operation Plan
+ Review of the Online Questionnaire

+Organisation Life cycle. ( Idea, Start up, Growth, Maturity, Decline, Turnaround and Terminal)O

+ Organisation Behaviour (OB).

While most community-based organizations don't typically do this, I want to commend PaaMoja for setting resources to do this important excercise that will usher a new way of doing things moving into the next phase of the organisation.

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Sunday, October 22, 2023

The Youth Factor - Generation Z.

Are you a youth? 

#GoldenAge #XFactor The proverbial Youth Factor. What comes to your mind when you hear the word YOUTH? Is it about; age, policy, project, class, lifestyle, stage in life, young, aspirations, spirit, values, behaviour, future leaders etc. 

 There are many definitions of YOUTH but according to one of the sources; "The United Nations defines youth as persons between the ages of 15 and 24 with all UN statistics based on this range, the UN states education as a source for these statistics. The UN also recognizes that this varies without prejudice to other age groups listed by member states such as 18–30." Source; › wiki › Youth Youth - Wikipedia 

There are many opportunities that target young people from government, corporations and organizations that if you are a youth you need to spot and grab before you retire. 

Mind you these opportunities won't come your way, just because you're young or a youth, there is more you need to identify with to be eligible. One thing you should also know, you will not remain a youth forever, you will definitely grow into the next stage where generally no one will care or talk about you. 

You will have to be very careful and work smart in your youthful years never to waste time on unwarranted activities, but strive to invest in the future that you want beyond your youth. 

The Youth Factor #ParadigmShift

Is it better for us to teach them from our mistakes or should we let them make their own mistakes and learn from them? 

Please provide your opinions, a brief commentary, and a percentage-based summary.

- Learn from our mistakes______%
- Learn from their own mistakes_______%

We should encourage Kenyan youth not only to rely on being young for opportunities to come their way, but rather they should strive to get meaningful partnerships, quality and relevant education, embrace lifelong learning, be self driven, have admirable values, believe in their, stay focused and much more We Can Do It. 

 Do you want to learn more? 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

International Day of the Girl Child


Today is International Day of the Girl Child.

International Day of Girl Child is celebrated on 11 October every year with the aim of making progress in the lives of girls and women to promote gender equality.

The theme and slogan for  International Day of Girl Child 2023 is "Invest in Girls' Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being".


Wilsen Initiative (Wi) I am a sHERO - She Can

" As we celebrate International Day of the Girl, I want to take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished with the tools at our disposal. By fostering a culture that accepts and supports everyone, we will never give up on building a better society for all girls." - Esther Mazira , Wilsen initiative (Wi) Project Lead and Co-founder.  I Am a sHERO - She Can

Read More About Our Girls Empowerment Project. Everywhere with and for girls Wilsen Initiative (Wi)

A call To Action by UNICEF #CallForGlobalAction

1. Centre girls in the protection and promotion of rights.
2. Recognize, celebrate and support girls' leadership.
3. Introduce and scale up multi-sectoral programmes that support adolescent girls' well-being.
4. Ensure information, services and systems meaningfully change to be adolescent-girl-friendly.
5. Make structural changes to scale up funding for girls (and not as a one-off)

Source

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Meet Esther Mazira, Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Co-founder and Project Lead, She Can - I'm a sHERO) project.

 #SheCan #SHERO #SheLead


You have the option of going it alone, but for better learning opportunities, you should assemble a team that is enthusiastic, dedicated, skilled, value-based, and visionary.  A co-founder is one of your dream team's difficult to find team member. Someone who is resourceful, willing to put forth the extra effort, complimentary of your efforts, skilled, good listener, professional, visionary, role model and able to implement, to name just a few.

As co-founders of Wilsen Initiative (Wi), my sister and I share a lot of values, including value-based leadership, community involvement, and using football as a tool for change. Esther has witnessed all of my efforts, successes, and struggles as I have worked to improve my family's standard of living and helping the youth and children in achieving their meaning of success.

Generally speaking, Wilsen Initiative (Wi) was formed on the tenets of my personal journey, but the She Can, I Am a sHERO project is based on Esther's story as an aspiring professional footballer from the underserved community. We aim to reach as many youth and children with the same values, philosophy and principles that will help them Do More, Be More and Be Different.

Meet Esther Mazira, Wilsen Initiative (Wi) Co-founder and Project Lead, She Can - I'm a sHERO) project.

“It is important for the girls / women to find the winning by combination in sports and education as two greatest avenue to excel in life. The unfortunate part there are no many platforms that trains or mentor girls in the same line of thinking to make an informed life changing decision at the earliest stage in life like from 12 years.” -  Esther Mazira Football Player, Project leader/ co-cofounder of She Can (I'm a sHERO).

About the project I'm a SHERO, is a platform that advocates for better terms of engagement for girls / women in sports. The platform seeks to inspire young girls in sports starting with football which is one of the popular games played at the underserved grassroots communities. 

We want restore the hope and dignity of girls / women playing football through training and mentorship. We hope our intervention will create a lasting ripple effect of self-awareness that would lead into more responsible lifestyle. 


Esther Mazira Biography -

Video Link -

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

10 Tips to Increase Your Productivity as an Unemployed Youth.

 #WorldOfWork #SelfMade 

Life Series, Bits and Pieces

Time Bound

As a freelance youth consultant, trainer, and facilitator, I occasionally have "free" time at my disposal. Today, I want to offer some of the advice that has helped me stay motivated.

Have you ever heard someone say, "Today seems to have gone by very quickly" or "Today seemed to go by a little slower"?

In actuality, time will move forward no matter what you're going through and at a steady rate; only the passing of the seasons and your daily activities will give the impression that it has moved more quickly or more slowly. 

In hindsight, it seems to me like the new year's celebration was just last week. There are currently 88 days left in 2023, according to the calendar as of the time of writing this post. Especially if you're unemployed, the question is how much you've managed to do from January to September 2023?


" If you track your actions, progress, and efforts in a methodical way as a young unemployed person, I think you can still accomplish more." - Wilson Masaka, Youth Advocate and Social Entrepreneur.

Here are several measures you can monitor to increase your efforts and attain the most success by the end of 2023 and beyond.

1. Manage a ToDo list to keep track of your time.

2. Develop new skills, make an attempt to teach others, and monetize those same abilities. 

3. Maintain healthy routines, particularly for rest, easy exercise, waking up, etc. 

4. Disrupt your routine and pay attention to your behaviour. 

5. Submit applications for jobs and related opportunities that match your qualifications.

6. Join worthwhile online and offline groups that provide forums for collaboration, guidance, and education.

7. List all of your efforts and the feedback you received. 

8. Develop the belief that creating jobs is a viable route to employment.

9. Divide your main goal into smaller subgoals and objectives that will encourage action rather than delay.

10. Recognize what brings you joy and build value around it. 

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"Regardless of your circumstances, time will always pass. Everyone is typically trying to catch up by organizing their schedules around the 24-hour cycle." -  Wilson Masaka, Youth Advocate and Social Entrepreneur.

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Monday, October 2, 2023

The Evolution - Learn To Learn

#BigData #machinelearning #artificialIntelligence  #DigitalLiteracy #QualityEducationLifeLongLearning 

 Learn To Learn Series

What is the Next Big Thing (NBT) now that Artificial Intelligence (AI) exists? 

 We must make every effort to teach the next generation to use both present and upcoming technologies not just as users but, more crucially, as creators. We need more smart technology and smart people. 

 The Digital Gaps! 🤔 just thoughtful The Quotes! 

 " Only those who are prepared to adjust and adapt will eventually become pacesetters in the world of evolution and technology, which never waits for anyone." - Wilson Masaka.

 "What you consider outdated technology may be someone else's entrance into the digital village. Technology doesn't wait for everyone to adjust before introducing the Next Big Thing (NBT)." - Wilson Masaka 

 " Our knowledge never becomes outdated; rather, it serves as a great resource for a variety of possibilities and impossibilities." - Wilson Masaka.

"As new technology develops, it is important to pay close attention to human behaviour, without the exclusion of youth and children." - Wilson Masaka. 

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 Are you seeking for a facilitator or trainer to help your team learn about topics like social media, entrepreneurship, content creation, and more? I'm available this October - December 2023. Do More / Be More / Be Different