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?

We are determined to change the world for the better. We know that is a big task, but we plan to do it slowly, but surely, through education, community-building and our magic weapon, our WMI Scholars. These dynamic young people from 42 developing nations are creating change in their communities and their countries. Please take a few minutes to watch our new video to learn more. By all means, pass it along. Help us grow our WMI family. Find us at www.wellsmountaininitiative.org. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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So great to hear! I wish I could be part of that big family! Keep up!!!

this is awesome. happy to be apart of this family

Wow...really inspiring. I applied last year but I was unfurtunate. However, the challenges is catalyzing me the more to educate. I must educate to create that change Africa need to change. Well done wmi..

Thanks alot for the good work you do

Felicitations to WMI on the opportunities it provides to the impoverished.

Congrats

Rhea Libantino Jerome Bonita

its my passion to be part of this ..

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“I want to be a social worker because I am an outspoken, determined and persistent young lady who wants to be a voice for the voiceless. I would like to stand and speak up for the marginalized and the socially downtrodden.”

Sithembiso has albinism, a condition that is misunderstood and stigmatized in her culture. She has had to overcome much bias against her condition and learn to stand tall. She has a particular interest in helping teenage girls to improve their self-esteem. She volunteers at secondary schools giving talks about sexual health and body consciousness. She enjoys leading discussions about topics of interest to young people and advances a theme of openness and acceptance. “I promised myself that if I ever get to the top I would send down the elevator.” Her stated goal is to work in low-income countries for the emancipation of the powerless who are often socially, economically and politically deprived.  She wants to help create peaceful co-existence in her community and, with her degree in hand, to assist people of her country in improving their lives and fight against oppressive social norms.

“I want to be a social worker because I am an outspoken, determined and persistent young lady who wants to be a voice for the voiceless. I would like to stand and speak up for the marginalized and the socially downtrodden.”

Sithembiso has albinism, a condition that is misunderstood and stigmatized in her culture. She has had to overcome much bias against her condition and learn to stand tall. She has a particular interest in helping teenage girls to improve their self-esteem. She volunteers at secondary schools giving talks about sexual health and body consciousness. She enjoys leading discussions about topics of interest to young people and advances a theme of openness and acceptance. “I promised myself that if I ever get to the top I would send down the elevator.” Her stated goal is to work in low-income countries for the emancipation of the powerless who are often socially, economically and politically deprived. She wants to help create peaceful co-existence in her community and, with her degree in hand, to assist people of her country in improving their lives and fight against oppressive social norms.
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Sithembiso--Keep at it. We are so proud of you.

That is so great oppresing the unfortunate has been what has always required interventions

Very inspiring may u continue with your good work

I am eternally grateful to the Wells Mountain Initiative. Without the scholarship I received at the undergraduate level, I would not have pursued my education further and secured this job. I have received a lot from WMI and I look for ways I can contribute to the education of other less privileged children.

Fru Delvis Ngang of Cameroon was the first in his family to attend university. Six years later he is now an assistant lecturer of statistics and data analysis, geoinformatics, community development, and project management and is a research officer at his alma mater. In five years his dream is to be a senior lecturer and research coordinator. To achieve this dream he has earned a post-graduate diploma in development management and governance. He continues to reach higher and is currently enrolled in a monitoring and evaluation masters degree program. Fru also supports the education of his two nieces, a younger brother, and an adopted orphan.

"I am eternally grateful to the Wells Mountain Initiative. Without the scholarship I received at the undergraduate level, I would not have pursued my education further and secured this job. I have received a lot from WMI and I look for ways I can contribute to the education of other less privileged children."

Fru Delvis Ngang of Cameroon was the first in his family to attend university. Six years later he is now an assistant lecturer of statistics and data analysis, geoinformatics, community development, and project management and is a research officer at his alma mater. In five years his dream is to be a senior lecturer and research coordinator. To achieve this dream he has earned a post-graduate diploma in development management and governance. He continues to reach higher and is currently enrolled in a monitoring and evaluation masters degree program. Fru also supports the education of his two nieces, a younger brother, and an adopted orphan.
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Inspiring , WMI is touching lives around the world . May God continue to bless the WMI team ,students and graduate scholars.

Truly inspiring!

CONGRATS I pray to be able to benefit from opportunities like this

Glory to the almighty God, thanks WMI

It so great that as you pursue your education you are helping othewrs gewt their education as well. Keep at it! Really special.

Nice one Fru

very nice

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This past year Eunice volunteered 787 hours! Eunice Kontomo Tungmene is a WMI Student Scholar of nursing and midwifery from Ghana. Eunice’s dream of becoming a nurse may have seemed out of reach, but as a prior teachers states, “She is a lady who does not allow obstacles to stop her from reaching her goals. Rather, she uses them as a stepping stone.” 

Eunice has certainly exhibited an inspiring level of dedication to her studies, her profession and to her commitment to serve the most vulnerable.  Over the year Eunice has performed immunization outreach activities and handed out mosquito nets to families in Nsueam-Kyekyewere community, collected donations for patients in the children’s ward, and provided health screenings, immunization and care for children at a children’s home. Eunice has worked at three hospitals, primarily in maternity wards, including the Sawla Polyclinic, which is located in a remote part of Northern Ghana where she often must run double shifts in order to provide care to all the patients.

This past year Eunice volunteered 787 hours! Eunice Kontomo Tungmene is a WMI Student Scholar of nursing and midwifery from Ghana. Eunice’s dream of becoming a nurse may have seemed out of reach, but as a prior teachers states, “She is a lady who does not allow obstacles to stop her from reaching her goals. Rather, she uses them as a stepping stone.”

Eunice has certainly exhibited an inspiring level of dedication to her studies, her profession and to her commitment to serve the most vulnerable. Over the year Eunice has performed immunization outreach activities and handed out mosquito nets to families in Nsueam-Kyekyewere community, collected donations for patients in the children’s ward, and provided health screenings, immunization and care for children at a children’s home. Eunice has worked at three hospitals, primarily in maternity wards, including the Sawla Polyclinic, which is located in a remote part of Northern Ghana where she often must run double shifts in order to provide care to all the patients.
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Keep it up Eunice Tungmene. God bless you.

You are a star @Eunice

Continue the good work, Eunice God bless your efforts

Thanks everyone

Keep pushing Eunice. We are proud of your work as a family

COURAGE EUNICE Keep up the good work

That is a good spirit. Keep it up Eunice Tungmene.

Well done eunice ,

Well done Eunice.

You can do it!

Yes oo thums up for Eunice.a good work.

Bravo Eunice

Eunice, you make us all very proud.

Keep it up sis

Blessings!

Well done!

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Meet Isabela Lajeo, a WMI Graduate Scholar of education from Uganda. At the age of 40, Isabela proudly celebrated with her husband and three children the victory of earning her degree. She has since become the head senior women’s teacher at Moyo Town Secondary School in Northern Uganda. She is also head of guidance counseling, runs the Life Skills Club, and was nominated by co-workers to attend a Sexual Gender-Based Violence training with the UN High Commission for Refugees. With a WMI Micro-Grant in 2019, she developed the Salon Arise Project to provide professional hair salon skills training with a curriculum based on small business management skills to young female dropouts. Looking forward, Isabela strives to be the first in her family to earn a masters degree and to work as a school inspector for the Uganda Ministry of Education.

Meet Isabela Lajeo, a WMI Graduate Scholar of education from Uganda. At the age of 40, Isabela proudly celebrated with her husband and three children the victory of earning her degree. She has since become the head senior women’s teacher at Moyo Town Secondary School in Northern Uganda. She is also head of guidance counseling, runs the Life Skills Club, and was nominated by co-workers to attend a Sexual Gender-Based Violence training with the UN High Commission for Refugees. With a WMI Micro-Grant in 2019, she developed the Salon Arise Project to provide professional hair salon skills training with a curriculum based on small business management skills to young female dropouts. Looking forward, Isabela strives to be the first in her family to earn a master's degree and to work as a school inspector for the Uganda Ministry of Education. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Congrats lsabela.wish you greater heights.

Congrats . Great step

congratulations Isabela. Wish you much blessings in achieving your goals.

congratulations inspiring

Congratulations ! Proud of you!

Well done

Congratulation

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The WMI Uganda Fellowship, Fountains for Change, partnered with local community organizations to host a medical camp in Lira, Uganda, this past month.  The event was run by 12 WMI Scholar volunteers and 10 additional volunteers with medical backgrounds. The fellowship worked hand in hand with 7 different organizations to fund the medical camp, which provided medical attention to 403 people and had a total of over 600 event attendees. Great work WMI Uganda Fellowship!Image attachmentImage attachment

The WMI Uganda Fellowship, Fountains for Change, partnered with local community organizations to host a medical camp in Lira, Uganda, this past month. The event was run by 12 WMI Scholar volunteers and 10 additional volunteers with medical backgrounds. The fellowship worked hand in hand with 7 different organizations to fund the medical camp, which provided medical attention to 403 people and had a total of over 600 event attendees. Great work WMI Uganda Fellowship! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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We did it.... And we shall continue to it Our big dreams came true on 13th April in Lira. We touched the lives of hundreds with different ailments by providing free medical services All gratitude to our partners and supporters....together we achieved great Congratulations fountains for change

Wow! What a loudable venture. We are proud of your work. Make our continent a better place

WOW, am inspired and impressed about your work but am requesting fro detailed information on how best we can work together in Kaliro district in Eastern Uganda

Wow I'm inspired, fully ready to make my community a better place for everyone!!!

Best way to demonstrate humanity

Great work!!!

This is just so impressive. Giving back to a community is its own reward.

Great work

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