Announcing the WMI 2022 Scholars
Congratulations to these 85 students representing 17 countries chosen from 1505 applicants
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Social Change Through Education and Community Building
Where young people are able to realize their full potential and become leaders in creating the changes they want to see in their communities and, ultimately, the world.
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Wells Mountain Initiative works to create social change through education and community building by providing bright young people in the developing world with student scholarships, skills training, and start-up funding, building a network of grassroots leaders who are catalyzing community transformation.

What's Happening at WMI?

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We are pleased to say that we have reached our year-end fundraising goal! Your continued support has a significant impact on the lives of the 644 WMI Scholars and the communities they serve. Thank you!

We are pleased to say that we have reached our year-end fundraising goal! Your continued support has a significant impact on the lives of the 644 WMI Scholars and the communities they serve. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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How many applicants did you take annually for the WMI Scholars?

Really need to be supported by you 😭

Congratulations 💕💕💕

That's awesome!

Splendid

💯👏👏👏

That's awesome! Congratulations!

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Our year-end appeal is coming to a close on January 15.  Will you support young changemakers like Sospester with a donation?

“I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you for recognizing my achievement, trusting me, and helping me complete my bachelor of nursing science. I believe the advice and guidance you have given me will result in a positive outcome for me and others. Your financial generosity has allowed me to be one step closer to my goal and has inspired me to give back to my community. Sospeter Nyagabona, Scholar of Nursing, Tanzania

Our year-end appeal is coming to a close on January 15. Will you support young changemakers like Sospester with a donation?

“I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you for recognizing my achievement, trusting me, and helping me complete my bachelor of nursing science. I believe the advice and guidance you have given me will result in a positive outcome for me and others. Your financial generosity has allowed me to be one step closer to my goal and has inspired me to give back to my community." Sospeter Nyagabona, Scholar of Nursing, Tanzania
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Great and well done as we even celebrate WMI

Congratulations brother

Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊

Congratulations

That's awesome! Congratulations!

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Aminata Diallo, a WMI Scholar and December 2022 graduate wrote to us saying, “Thank you so much for your support, I am very grateful! The scholarship helped me so much, you have no idea. I mean this from the bottom of my heart, thank you all.”

Aminata is from Mali and studied education with a focus on gender equality at the African Leadership University in Rwanda. She recently served as an expert at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in Santiago, Chile, chosen as a result of her activism and advocacy related to gender equality and indigenous rights. 

We have raised 80% of our goal for this year - will you donate today and help us reach our goal? Your support will enable young scholars worldwide to pursue their dreams and help their communities.Image attachment

Aminata Diallo, a WMI Scholar and December 2022 graduate wrote to us saying, “Thank you so much for your support, I am very grateful! The scholarship helped me so much, you have no idea. I mean this from the bottom of my heart, thank you all.”

Aminata is from Mali and studied education with a focus on gender equality at the African Leadership University in Rwanda. She recently served as an expert at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in Santiago, Chile, chosen as a result of her activism and advocacy related to gender equality and indigenous rights.

We have raised 80% of our goal for this year - will you donate today and help us reach our goal? Your support will enable young scholars worldwide to pursue their dreams and help their communities.
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That's awesome! Congratulations!

Congratulations 🎊

That's awesome! Congratulations!

We’re excited to host the Dream Big Conference in Kenya in August 2023! This conference provides our scholars with support from people coming from similar backgrounds and a shared vision to help their communities. Dream Big enables scholars to form Fellowships, friendships, and learn from each other.

Anne Marie Ndiaye from Senegal met Alpha Bangura at the conference in 2018 at a difficult time and was able to grow with this connection. This quote from her below says it best - 

On a Wednesday in 2018, I got to the Dream Big Conference…He was the first eye contact I got and the first who came up to me...Through the conference, I discovered someone passionate, committed, ambitious and caring about other peoples lives and dreams…He was patient and understanding, he told me my worth, my capacities and encouraged me to never give up on my dreams. You have been a mentor, a coach, a motivation for me…Thomas Bangura there so much more to say than THANK YOU! - Anne Marie Ndiaye

We’re excited to host the Dream Big Conference in Kenya in August 2023! This conference provides our scholars with support from people coming from similar backgrounds and a shared vision to help their communities. Dream Big enables scholars to form Fellowships, friendships, and learn from each other.

Anne Marie Ndiaye from Senegal met Alpha Bangura at the conference in 2018 at a difficult time and was able to grow with this connection. This quote from her below says it best -

"On a Wednesday in 2018, I got to the Dream Big Conference…He was the first eye contact I got and the first who came up to me...Through the conference, I discovered someone passionate, committed, ambitious and caring about other people's lives and dreams…He was patient and understanding, he told me my worth, my capacities and encouraged me to never give up on my dreams. You have been a mentor, a coach, a motivation for me…Thomas Bangura there so much more to say than THANK YOU!" - Anne Marie Ndiaye
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Love this story. I am so excited that we can finally have another DBC this summer.

That's great news! Happy New Year to you guys

I can't wait

Happy 2023 to the well mountain initiative family Dream Big 🤜💪💪

Wonderful news!! Anne Ndiaye let's plan to arrive on the same day. Kenya is gonna be lit in August.

What amazing news to hear !

This is amazing news!!! Karibuni Kenya. Hakuna Matata.

Happy new year dearest family

I can't wait to meet the big minds behind the initiative!!

Weighty task but wealthy

This is huge, we look forward to it💙

2023, a year of Divine Advancement and Experience Can't wait to meet all my pals Congratulations

Great opportunity to find love 😍 May God bless Sir Tom Wells and all the WMI family and grant the prayers of future deserving fellows

Dream Big conference 💚 I really love the name😍 thank WMI for that, looking forward to it

Happy new year everyone here

I would love to be there.do i need an invitation letter or i dont need it and do i have to be a beneficiary of this initiative .

Thomas Bangura 🤗

Can't wait 😊

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In 2022 we hosted WMI Academy, an 8 week intensive professional development program with 41 students participating. This culminated in a pitch competition, where the winner received $1000 for non-profit or community based organization of their choice. Fred Okech from Kenya was our winner, pitching a community based organization focused on shared responsibility to uplift his community. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congradulations on the archievement and best wishes

With a Seed Grant in 2020 and a Growth Grant in 2021, Dr. Catherine Nagadya has built a successful business manufacturing and selling hand hygiene products in Uganda. Catherine uses 40% of the proceeds from this business to support scholarships for girls from underprivileged communities through Girls Unstoppable, a non-profit she founded in 2016. She has financed the secondary education of and provided holistic support for 36 girls in Uganda so far and hopes to keep growing.

More than 700,000 girls in Uganda between the ages of 6 to 12 have never attended school and around half of girls between the ages of 15 to 24 are illiterate. A large contributor to low female literacy and school attendance rates is that up to 40 percent of girls in Uganda are married before the age of 18. (UNGEI)
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Congratulations 🎉🎈🎉

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