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.
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 and skills training, building a network of grassroots leaders who are catalyzing community transformation.

WMI has provided 345 scholars in 42 countries with scholarships,
professional development and skill building. Here’s how:

WMI provides financial and social support to undergraduate students obtaining degrees in community-oriented fields, and encourages them to be the agents of change in their own communities, nations and the world.

Although our Scholars program stands at the forefront of our mission, our special interest projects play an integral role in WMI’s vision for impact. Our legacy programs include community projects in Haiti and a global literacy program.

What's Happening at WMI?

Introducing WMI’s intern Maren Taylor! Maren is a sophomore at Middlebury College where she majors in Psychology and Minors in Global Health. She is currently working on an independent study project within the Global Health Department where she researches aid initiatives and ways scholarship programs can influence long-term development globally in sectors such as health, environment, equality and economic prosperity. As a part of her independent study, she is helping WMI research potential outreach and resource development partners. She plans on continuing to work in the field of global aid this summer at World Connect in New York City and she looks forward to future opportunities to work with WMI.

Introducing WMI’s intern Maren Taylor! Maren is a sophomore at Middlebury College where she majors in Psychology and Minors in Global Health. She is currently working on an independent study project within the Global Health Department where she researches aid initiatives and ways scholarship programs can influence long-term development globally in sectors such as health, environment, equality and economic prosperity. As a part of her independent study, she is helping WMI research potential outreach and resource development partners. She plans on continuing to work in the field of global aid this summer at World Connect in New York City and she looks forward to future opportunities to work with WMI. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Welcome Maren ! I'm excited about your prestigious profile . We , are hoping to learn from . Thanks to the WMI leaders, we are proud of your efforts.

We are proud of you. Tapping into our potentials and bring the best so we would be able to contribute towards national development is our focus.

Welcome aboard....look forward to helping you in your efforts.

wow great efforts

All the best in your research

Awesome intern for an awesome organization!

Well arrived Taylor

Enjoy your connection with this family of large hearted members....and all the best in your internship.

Good luck with your research

Welcome aboard Maren

Welcome Maren.

Well done!!

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Today is World Day of Social Justice and a wonderful time to celebrate WMI Scholars who collectively performed over 21,000 hours of community service in 2018. This past year scholars helped to facilitate health clinics, tutored school kids, cultivated crops for the elderly, raised awareness around important social issues, rebuilt homes lost in natural disasters, fundraised for those in need and much more. Congratulations to all WMI Scholars working hard to promote social justice in their communities.

Today is World Day of Social Justice and a wonderful time to celebrate WMI Scholars who collectively performed over 21,000 hours of community service in 2018. This past year scholars helped to facilitate health clinics, tutored school kids, cultivated crops for the elderly, raised awareness around important social issues, rebuilt homes lost in natural disasters, fundraised for those in need and much more. Congratulations to all WMI Scholars working hard to promote social justice in their communities. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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May the good Lord bless you all always............

This is a challenge and a motivation too.... if each one person can touch two lives, none in the world would face challenges a lone. Kudos Scholars!

I am so proud of our WMI Scholars. They all have very busy lives working and studying to improve their own skills yet they are also so busy trying to make the world around them a better place. This is a “disease” we need to become an epidemic.

Humility and passion expressed visibly,good wprks

This is what I call making the world a better place for everyone,good job guys .

Our Scholars are doing amazing things all around the world!

Nice work,keep it up.

One can not help many but many can help one person to have a better life .

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Meet Mariam Sulleiman, of Nigeria, a 2018 WMI Scholar of Engineering and a dedicated social activist. During high school she challenged the prevailing notion that Muslim girls couldn’t participate in sports and other school-related activities. She pushed her administration to allow them to be fully involved in their school and slowly changed the culture around her. As an agent of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund she encouraged women to join political parties and help alleviate political apathy. After getting her degree Mariam plans to find work as an engineer in her country with the goal of eventually starting her own business. She wants to put her education and experience to work, to train, motivate, empower and employ women in the field of electrical engineering.

Meet Mariam Sulleiman, of Nigeria, a 2018 WMI Scholar of Engineering and a dedicated social activist. During high school she challenged the prevailing notion that Muslim girls couldn’t participate in sports and other school-related activities. She pushed her administration to allow them to be fully involved in their school and slowly changed the culture around her. As an agent of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund she encouraged women to join political parties and help alleviate political apathy. After getting her degree Mariam plans to find work as an engineer in her country with the goal of eventually starting her own business. She wants to put her education and experience to work, to train, motivate, empower and employ women in the field of electrical engineering. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Sulaiman Ashiru from Nigeria I love your motivated

Wow, great deeds from a great person, Thumbs up

I love your spirit @ Miriam Sulleiman

Keep your head up dear leader and we are equally proud of you as well!

Guys I need the email address for this scholarship

Anyone with the email address for the scholarship application

You go girl!

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In honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science we want to celebrate 63 WMI Scholars who are excelling in STEM-related fields.
•Hafiza Farzami from Afghanistan who studied engineering and is now a software engineer for Microsoft
•Jackline Ombura who studied clinical medicine is now a doctor working for the Ministry of Health in western Kenya.
•Jawaria Shahzad of Pakistan studies pure and applied science. She plans to become a civil servant and engage biotechnology to further development and prosperity in Pakistan.
•Julietta Abaeyel Lakyiere of Ghana is studying to become a restorative dentist and hopes to also become an educator and researcher in her field.
There are more than can be named here, but they are all contributing to transforming our world. To learn more about WMI Scholars, their stories and achievements follow us on FB or visit https://www.wellsmountaininitiative.org/

In honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science we want to celebrate 63 WMI Scholars who are excelling in STEM-related fields.
•Hafiza Farzami from Afghanistan who studied engineering and is now a software engineer for Microsoft
•Jackline Ombura who studied clinical medicine is now a doctor working for the Ministry of Health in western Kenya.
•Jawaria Shahzad of Pakistan studies pure and applied science. She plans to become a civil servant and engage biotechnology to further development and prosperity in Pakistan.
•Julietta Abaeyel Lakyiere of Ghana is studying to become a restorative dentist and hopes to also become an educator and researcher in her field.
There are more than can be named here, but they are all contributing to transforming our world. To learn more about WMI Scholars, their stories and achievements follow us on FB or visit www.wellsmountaininitiative.org/
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Congrats to all scholars for being successful, I am proud of you, keep on good work

Congratulations dear scholars

Congratulations to all the scholars

@Congrats to our hero farzami

Keep the good work going WMI.

This is good news indeed ,big up

Congratulations!

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WMI, in partnership with Ridgewood, NJ YCMA and YMCA dHaiti, has just built the 6th container YMCA Community Center erected since 2012. These buildings provide the local community with access to a diversity of resources previously unavailable. This year, 17 construction volunteers traveled to Jacmel, Haiti to build a community center in memory of Andy Topp, who was instrumental in the Container YMCAs project since it’s beginning and who died tragically piloting his single engine mission plane last May. Thanks to the hard work and support of many the new Andy Topp Community Center  YMCA  will celebrate it’s grand opening on Saturday, March 30th.

WMI, in partnership with Ridgewood, NJ YCMA and YMCA d'Haiti, has just built the 6th container YMCA Community Center erected since 2012. These buildings provide the local community with access to a diversity of resources previously unavailable. This year, 17 construction volunteers traveled to Jacmel, Haiti to build a community center in memory of Andy Topp, who was instrumental in the Container YMCAs project since it’s beginning and who died tragically piloting his single engine mission plane last May. Thanks to the hard work and support of many the new Andy Topp Community Center YMCA will celebrate it’s grand opening on Saturday, March 30th. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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ZaHid KaBir

“I want to serve my country and help fight the injustice of unequal healthcare access and outcomes.”
Moises Gutierrez, WMI Scholar and medical student in Nicaragua, was the first in his family to complete high school, earning excellent grades and placing among the top in his class. Becoming a doctor will enable Moises to directly impact the quality of life for both his family and for countless Nicaraguans. “I’ve felt powerless many times thinking about the problems here, but I’ve never felt hopeless. I believe that no matter how small an action it seems, fighting down here from the bottom, I can give light and hope to others.”

“I want to serve my country and help fight the injustice of unequal healthcare access and outcomes.”
Moises Gutierrez, WMI Scholar and medical student in Nicaragua, was the first in his family to complete high school, earning excellent grades and placing among the top in his class. Becoming a doctor will enable Moises to directly impact the quality of life for both his family and for countless Nicaraguans. “I’ve felt powerless many times thinking about the problems here, but I’ve never felt hopeless. I believe that no matter how small an action it seems, fighting down here from the bottom, I can give light and hope to others.”
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So glad you will be spreading light and hope!

Congrats

Cogratulations!

Congratulations bro. stay focus okay

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