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 417 scholars in 44 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?

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This year Emile Ngabo started the Umucyo project which  provides free sewing training to single teen mothers who would otherwise not have an opportunity to access any professional training. The project also provides some life skills training, including topics of nutrition and sexual and reproductive health.  Throughout training participants receive stipends for children’s food, clothing and health insurance funded by the sale of the products they make. Emile designed the program and did the fundraising to implement it but it his hope that it will eventually be a self-sustaining initiative. Emile is studying to become a pharmacist at the University of Rwanda and will graduate in 2022.

This year Emile Ngabo started the Umucyo project which provides free sewing training to single teen mothers who would otherwise not have an opportunity to access any professional training. The project also provides some life skills training, including topics of nutrition and sexual and reproductive health. Throughout training participants receive stipends for children’s food, clothing and health insurance funded by the sale of the products they make. Emile designed the program and did the fundraising to implement it but it his hope that it will eventually be a self-sustaining initiative. Emile is studying to become a pharmacist at the University of Rwanda and will graduate in 2022. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wonderful!

Congratulations, Emile. Such work do not only liberates but rewards in so many lovely ways. I wish you and your community-centred project, 'Umucyo' a huge success.

Wow....this is an amazing project Emile. One step at a time. I believe there are so many resourceful people on this page who can help you brainstorm on sustainability. May Help come through for you

Your good initiative is quite commendable Emile. Keep up. And Wells Mountain Initiative, thank you for your support towards this program.

Samjhana Khanal recently received an award during the Green Talent Competition, organized by the German government, for her research focussing on ways to produce more food with less input while maintaining quality and minimizing environmental impact.

Samjhana, a WMI Graduate Scholar from Nepal, completed her bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 2018. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in plant breeding and genetics at a university in the Netherlands as an Orange Knowledge scholar fellow.

Samjhana Khanal recently received an award during the Green Talent Competition, organized by the German government, for her research focussing on ways to produce more food with less input while maintaining quality and minimizing environmental impact.

Samjhana, a WMI Graduate Scholar from Nepal, completed her bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 2018. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in plant breeding and genetics at a university in the Netherlands as an Orange Knowledge scholar fellow.
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congratulations on your achievement scholar!

Proud WMI Nepal is so proud of you didi !

Amazing sister, congratulations

Congratulation!!!!!

Congratulations to her and to WMI for giving her the baseline opportunity to persue her bachelor degree.

How about me

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William Artista Saldaña is a WMI Student Scholar from Mexico who is studying forestry. When asked what was the highlight of his community service work this year he stated “Teachers from an elementary school visited my family’s organic garden to seek information on implementing one at the elementary school with the help of the students. They asked how to prepare fertilizer and cultivate seeds. It was so satisfying to know that there are other people interested in implementing techniques that will improve food security and protect the environment.” Overall this past semester William devoted 75 hours of community service in areas of food security and sustainable agriculture.Image attachment

William Artista Saldaña is a WMI Student Scholar from Mexico who is studying forestry. When asked what was the highlight of his community service work this year he stated “Teachers from an elementary school visited my family’s organic garden to seek information on implementing one at the elementary school with the help of the students. They asked how to prepare fertilizer and cultivate seeds. It was so satisfying to know that there are other people interested in implementing techniques that will improve food security and protect the environment.” Overall this past semester William devoted 75 hours of community service in areas of food security and sustainable agriculture. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great

Éxito Will Arista!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Bullen Atem is a WMI Student Scholar from South Sudan focussed on Community Health in Kenya. This year, aside from his studies, Bullen completed an astonishing 400 hours of community service, by offering his time and expertise in educating over 200 young students. He taught them English language and mathematics, and reports that the students were able to improve their grades in these subjects. He enjoyed his volunteer work and told us, “The one thing I have learned is that the art of giving back to the society is the most fulfilling experience in life.”

Bullen Atem is a WMI Student Scholar from South Sudan focussed on Community Health in Kenya. This year, aside from his studies, Bullen completed an astonishing 400 hours of community service, by offering his time and expertise in educating over 200 young students. He taught them English language and mathematics, and reports that the students were able to improve their grades in these subjects. He enjoyed his volunteer work and told us, “The one thing I have learned is that the art of giving back to the society is the most fulfilling experience in life.” ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations bro. Once supported, compensation through community work is worth! Thanks to you fellow countryman!

You are a great selfless man Bullen CJ Alier. I am confident you will do great things for our community upon completion of your studies. Keep it up.

Way to go Bullen, you inspire many of us!

Congratulations brother Bullen.for such superb dedication

Great and keep teaching kids bro...

The art of giving back to society is the most fulfilling experience in life. Well said Bullen CJ

Well done my son may God bless you for more

Bullem-- Love your words here and even more your actions! Great job.

So proud of you classmate.

Good job brother Bullen. Keep it up.

Congratulations bro Bullen

Thank you very much brother, Leju Benjamin Modi

Great move Mathon.

Good work bro!

Well done Atem

You did a nice work. Keep it up.

Great one

Good job bullet

Wow Investing in education is investing in the future.

Bullen CJ Alier never disappoints in his work. All the best lil nephew.

Congrats broda Bullen CJ Alier.

Sure nothing in this life is fulfilling than working for the community

Keekp shining @Atem

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WMI Student Scholar of agricultural science, Grace Tiwari, of Nepal, recently won an award for a short film she entered in the international short video competition “My Food, Our Future” organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute. Her video advocates for the development of “Farmers’ Field Schools” to educate Nepalese farmers on best agricultural practices and to offer a platform through which knowledge can be exchanged. Take a look at Grace’s video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIRphAwz2wQ&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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Keep up the good work....you will inspire others and help change their lives.

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