Announcing the WMI 2023 Scholars
Congratulations to these 65 students representing 16 countries chosen from 1478 applicants
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Social Change Through Education and Community Building
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🎉🎉 EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! 🎉🎉

Wells Mountain Initiative is delighted to share that graduate scholar Jeremiah Thoronka (2019 - 2021) from Sierra Leone has been named to Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 2024. Jeremiah, the founder and CEO of Optim Energy, also served as a WMI Global Advisory Board member.

Jeremiah received this extraordinary honor from Forbes for his innovative work in the climate change and sustainability sector. He was also the first winner of the Chegg Global Student Prize 2021, recognized as an exceptional student who has made a real impact on learning, the lives of his peers, and on society broadly. 

Congratulations, Jeremiah! WMI couldn’t be more proud. 👏👏👏

🎉🎉 EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! 🎉🎉

Wells Mountain Initiative is delighted to share that graduate scholar Jeremiah Thoronka (2019 - 2021) from Sierra Leone has been named to Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 2024. Jeremiah, the founder and CEO of Optim Energy, also served as a WMI Global Advisory Board member.

Jeremiah received this extraordinary honor from Forbes for his innovative work in the climate change and sustainability sector. He was also the first winner of the Chegg Global Student Prize 2021, recognized as an exceptional student who has made a real impact on learning, the lives of his peers, and on society broadly.

Congratulations, Jeremiah! WMI couldn’t be more proud. 👏👏👏
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Congratulations 🎈👏

Congratulations!

Congratulations bro! WMI must be so proud of you🥳

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Congratulations Jeremiah, keep on making positive impact

Congratulations veteran scholar

Congratulations brother! Optimistic to joining the next cohort.

Congratulations 👏 we are proud of you 🤝

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Congratulations I will get in touch

Congratulations Jeremiah!!

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Jeanette Iranzi is a fourth-year student from Kamembe City, Rwanda and is studying medicine at the University of Rwanda in Kigali. Jeanette decided to pursue medicine and surgery to aid those in her community. After graduating, Jeanette plans to work as a doctor on health problems such as non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases and community acquired diseases like tuberculosis, which are a major concern in Rwanda. 

Pictured here, is Jeanette working on one of her many community service projects in Gasabo district of Rwanda. She assisted in cultivating mushrooms for community members and helped educate and promote a balanced diet. Jeanette is a great example of how WMI Scholars engage and give back to their communities through service projects. Keep up the great work! 

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Jeanette Iranzi is a fourth-year student from Kamembe City, Rwanda and is studying medicine at the University of Rwanda in Kigali. Jeanette decided to pursue medicine and surgery to aid those in her community. After graduating, Jeanette plans to work as a doctor on health problems such as non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases and community acquired diseases like tuberculosis, which are a major concern in Rwanda.

Pictured here, is Jeanette working on one of her many community service projects in Gasabo district of Rwanda. She assisted in cultivating mushrooms for community members and helped educate and promote a balanced diet. Jeanette is a great example of how WMI Scholars engage and give back to their communities through service projects. Keep up the great work!

Learn more about our mission: bit.ly/3vz6cYt
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This is encouraging

I am from Afghanistan I want go to USA for scholarships please can I apply to me

We heard from Liz Josiah who recently graduated from Daystar University in Kenya with a degree in community development, and heres what she had to say about her journey..

“This journey wouldnt be possible without WMI, the financial and emotional support I have received from WMI and the friends I have made in the Kenya fellowship. Thank you very much for sharing these various programs where I can create, grow and be a changemaker in my community”.  

Our year-end campaign is coming to a close on January 15. Will you support young changemakers like Liz with a donation? https://bit.ly/3uA9gTo

We heard from Liz Josiah who recently graduated from Daystar University in Kenya with a degree in community development, and here's what she had to say about her journey..

“This journey wouldn't be possible without WMI, the financial and emotional support I have received from WMI and the friends I have made in the Kenya fellowship. Thank you very much for sharing these various programs where I can create, grow and be a changemaker in my community”.

Our year-end campaign is coming to a close on January 15. Will you support young changemakers like Liz with a donation? bit.ly/3uA9gTo
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Congratulations Liz,

Congratulations on your graduation Liz. As beneficiaries of WMI. We're forever grateful.

Congratulations 🎉

Congratulations to her and new year best wish to the entire WMI

Congratulations Liz. You’ve better summarized the role WMI has and continues to play in our lives and progress. Thank you Tom Wells and Team.

Congratulations Liz

I made my application I hope this time you will consider me.

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View our video below to meet some WMI Scholars who are grateful for your continued support. There is still time to donate in 2023 and have your gift matched! bit.ly/3uA9gTo ... See MoreSee Less

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WMI is indeed a blessing to us. We appreciate all the donors in the world.

May God bless wmi family

We appreciate

WMI Scholar, Isata Bah, chose to study medicine because of her mother, who suffered from diabetes and hypertension for 10 years before she passed. Her condition had a significant impact on Isata’s family and throughout her mother’s illness, she accompanied her on her frequent hospital visits.  

Isata’s career goals include going on to specialize in internal medicine/endocrinology. Eventually, she would like to create a diabetic home for the elderly and financially disadvantaged people to receive consistent and reliable medical care. 

Scholars like Isata are truly inspiring and create social change where it’s needed most. Will you consider contributing to the educational costs for a scholar? Right now, your gift will be doubled by the WMI board of directors. 
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3uA9gTo

WMI Scholar, Isata Bah, chose to study medicine because of her mother, who suffered from diabetes and hypertension for 10 years before she passed. Her condition had a significant impact on Isata’s family and throughout her mother’s illness, she accompanied her on her frequent hospital visits.

Isata’s career goals include going on to specialize in internal medicine/endocrinology. Eventually, she would like to create a diabetic home for the elderly and financially disadvantaged people to receive consistent and reliable medical care.

Scholars like Isata are truly inspiring and create social change where it’s needed most. Will you consider contributing to the educational costs for a scholar? Right now, your gift will be doubled by the WMI board of directors.
Learn more: bit.ly/3uA9gTo
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Dr. Clarisse Iradukunda is a WMI Graduate Scholar who received a Bachelor of General Medicine and Surgery from the University of Rwanda in 2022 and is now creating meaningful change in her community.  

With initial support from a WMI Community Development Grant, her post-graduate project, the She Can Dream Again program, raises mental health awareness, diagnoses and provides possible treatment for mental health disorders to vulnerable single mothers between the ages of 15-25. 

Since implementing her community project earlier this year, Dr. Iradukunda has already been able to create awareness and screening to 51 single mothers in the region.  

Will you consider contributing this holiday season to fund locally-led change?  Your gift will be matched by the WMI Board of Directors so your impact can go twice as far! 

Donate here: https://bit.ly/3uA9gTo

Dr. Clarisse Iradukunda is a WMI Graduate Scholar who received a Bachelor of General Medicine and Surgery from the University of Rwanda in 2022 and is now creating meaningful change in her community.

With initial support from a WMI Community Development Grant, her post-graduate project, the She Can Dream Again program, raises mental health awareness, diagnoses and provides possible treatment for mental health disorders to vulnerable single mothers between the ages of 15-25.

Since implementing her community project earlier this year, Dr. Iradukunda has already been able to create awareness and screening to 51 single mothers in the region.

Will you consider contributing this holiday season to fund locally-led change? Your gift will be matched by the WMI Board of Directors so your impact can go twice as far!

Donate here: bit.ly/3uA9gTo
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