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.

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Jean Aimé Musabyemungu, scholar of clinical medicine, who will complete his degree this year. 

“After 18 months of hard work my first article is published by BMC. I presented my research to Rwanda Ministry of Health to the neonatal working group. This group is made up of distinguished doctors and professors who are developing a new neonatal medical guideline protocol and they accepted to use my research to develop a curriculum for mothers of newborns.  I believe that this work is going to save millions of lives in my country and around the world.”

Jean Aimé Musabyemungu, scholar of clinical medicine, who will complete his degree this year.

“After 18 months of hard work my first article is published by BMC. I presented my research to Rwanda Ministry of Health to the neonatal working group. This group is made up of distinguished doctors and professors who are developing a new neonatal medical guideline protocol and they accepted to use my research to develop a curriculum for mothers of newborns. I believe that this work is going to save millions of lives in my country and around the world.”
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That's amazing Jean! Congratulations on as you steers toward improving the health conditions of Kagali. We owed society a lot, by this, you will save the lives of million which is our national duty and obligation as aspiring leaders who sees Africa as our home and rest place. Congratulations in Advance, dudes!

Congratulations! You are doing awesome work! Keep it up!

Congrats man

Great work!

Wow congrats

This is amazing Jean Aimé Musabyemungu. Keep at it

WHY SO ?

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“I cannot accept as the norm the injustices that are committed against vulnerable populations. Cultural beliefs and traditions in Zambia frequently overshadow the law and the rights of abused women and children who remain silent out of fear of shaming a family member who may be their abuser, or because they cannot afford legal representation. I will zealously advocate on their behalf and, drawing from my own experience of abuse, provide legal counsel with compassion. It is my desire to become the voice of the voiceless to prevent their unjust victimization and exploitation.”

This quote is from Phoeby Musonda before she graduated from university with a law degree in Zambia. Today, as a project officer in the legal department for Women and Law in Southern Africa, Phoeby is working to promote the socio-economic, political and legal advancement of women and girls in Zambia.  Phoeby has achieved her goal of being the voice of and representing women and children who are survivors of gender-based violence.

“I cannot accept as the norm the injustices that are committed against vulnerable populations. Cultural beliefs and traditions in Zambia frequently overshadow the law and the rights of abused women and children who remain silent out of fear of shaming a family member who may be their abuser, or because they cannot afford legal representation. I will zealously advocate on their behalf and, drawing from my own experience of abuse, provide legal counsel with compassion. It is my desire to become the voice of the voiceless to prevent their unjust victimization and exploitation.”

This quote is from Phoeby Musonda before she graduated from university with a law degree in Zambia. Today, as a project officer in the legal department for Women and Law in Southern Africa, Phoeby is working to promote the socio-economic, political and legal advancement of women and girls in Zambia. Phoeby has achieved her goal of being the voice of and representing women and children who are survivors of gender-based violence.
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Thank you scholars for inspiring changes. We are a young generation of change markers with the innate quality to work as a team and achieve common goal. Keep it up

Thank you WMI for your support. I'm grateful for this incredible network of young leaders who remind me every day that change starts with us. And that we can impact and transform our communities if we put our minds to it!

Well said, Phoeby. Keep up your important work.

Good work.

Evode Mbabazi of Rwanda has been awarded a Micro-Grant for his Cinema Education for Health Project.  “This funding opportunity is going to enable me to actualize my future intent of educating and advocating for young people, especially girls, to have full access to comprehensive, reliable and transformative Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services such that my community will become a supportive community where a girl child can avoid unplanned pregnancy and is not forced to marry young, but instead be able to attend school and realize her full potential in the community.”

Evode Mbabazi of Rwanda has been awarded a Micro-Grant for his Cinema Education for Health Project. “This funding opportunity is going to enable me to actualize my future intent of educating and advocating for young people, especially girls, to have full access to comprehensive, reliable and transformative Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services such that my community will become a supportive community where a girl child can avoid unplanned pregnancy and is not forced to marry young, but instead be able to attend school and realize her full potential in the community.” ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations

Keep up!

Congratulations

Congratulations Evode.

Excellent initiative, Evode! Keep up the good work! I'm thrilled by your contributions to the betterment or youths and helping them realize their full potential. I would like to partner with your organization because I think we have like vision to support and promote active female participation at the same time advocating for their right in all areas of life, promoting the SDGs through education, empowerment and quality health, and creating a sustainable and just environment for all youth as where creating awareness on the prevention of HIV AIDS or how we can eliminate the contraction of communicable diseases. Keep ascending, Evode!

Congratulations Evode Mbabazi!!

Congratulations Ever proud of u!

congratulation Evode! Rwanda is proud of you and I can seen soon achieving more as medical doctor!!

I am glad the idea of Cinema education is finally being implemented by one of us. I remember this being discussed in our fellowship. Congratulations Evode Mbabazi!

My name is Liz Josiah from Kenya, a new scholar. am glad to see what you are doing to improve the lives of others in the community. Congratulations Evode

It sounds brilliant. Proud of you for prioritizing the health of young people more especially in the arena of reproductive health.

Excellent work, Evode! Keep it going - we're so excited for your future!

Congrats Mao

Good. I'm passionate about that.

Wow, congratulations brother.

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On this World Humanitarian Day 2019 we join the United Nations in honoring “the work of women in crises around the world...the unsung heroes who have long been working on the front lines in their own communities in some of the most difficult terrains,” #womenhumanitarians

On this World Humanitarian Day 2019 we join the United Nations in honoring “the work of women in crises around the world...the unsung heroes who have long been working on the front lines in their own communities in some of the most difficult terrains,” #womenhumanitarians ... See MoreSee Less

Recently Mala Deep Upadhaya participated in the Biggest Hackathon in Nepal 2019 (www.everest-hack.com) A hackathon is an event where students, programmers, designers, entrepreneurs join together to solve problems, share ideas and create new services. 

Mala Deep’s project won “Most Code Optimized Project.” It was focused on providing curated services, advocating issues and connecting stakeholders with women from all over Nepal. The project is innovative because the team used current technology to ensure all website content is accessible even where internet bandwidth is low and typically it’s harder to access online content.  A simple prototype for a website using this technology is here:  http://hamrimitini-web.s3-website-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.…

Recently Mala Deep Upadhaya participated in the Biggest Hackathon in Nepal 2019 (www.everest-hack.com) A hackathon is an event where students, programmers, designers, entrepreneurs join together to solve problems, share ideas and create new services.

Mala Deep’s project won “Most Code Optimized Project.” It was focused on providing curated services, advocating issues and connecting stakeholders with women from all over Nepal. The project is innovative because the team used current technology to ensure all website content is accessible even where internet bandwidth is low and typically it’s harder to access online content. A simple prototype for a website using this technology is here: hamrimitini-web.s3-website-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.…
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Great future ahead. Creative.

It is no great surprise to WMI that Samantha Sibanda was named “most passionate” by the student engagement leaders during her Mandela Washington Fellowship. The fellowship provides an educational opportunity for young African leaders to help bolster their careers and provide them with the skills to effect change, enhance peace and security and spur economic growth in Africa. 
Congratulations Samantha! You will surely have an important impact on creating inclusive education for children with disabilities, to eradicating discrimination, and to advocating for awareness of disability issues in schools in Zimbabwe and beyond!Image attachment

It is no great surprise to WMI that Samantha Sibanda was named “most passionate” by the student engagement leaders during her Mandela Washington Fellowship. The fellowship provides an educational opportunity for young African leaders to help bolster their careers and provide them with the skills to effect change, enhance peace and security and spur economic growth in Africa.
Congratulations Samantha! You will surely have an important impact on creating inclusive education for children with disabilities, to eradicating discrimination, and to advocating for awareness of disability issues in schools in Zimbabwe and beyond!
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Inclusiveness for all with disabilities is my passion! Wishing you all the best Samantha. Make an impact! 💜

She is indeed an amazing woman whom I trust in her careful but active actions in the path of bravery. Just the few time we spent talking together in DC, I learned a lot from her passion and courage as an emerging leader with a lot of zest in shaping our continent for a batter.

I also take this rare opportunity to congratulate you Samantha. Keep up that superb spirit.

How do i become part of this?

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