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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At WMI our mission is to build a world where all young people can realize their full potential and become leaders in creating the changes they want to see in their communities.  As we continue our commitment towards and work to promote the values of social justice, equality, and human rights for all⁠—we stand with those who continue this fight in the U.S. and around the globe. Black Lives Matter.

At WMI our mission is to build a world where all young people can realize their full potential and become leaders in creating the changes they want to see in their communities. As we continue our commitment towards and work to promote the values of social justice, equality, and human rights for all⁠—we stand with those who continue this fight in the U.S. and around the globe. Black Lives Matter. ... See MoreSee Less

Philip Kabiru handed out more than 1,000 facemasks his team made with the support of the WMI Community Response Fund at Windemere and Majengo slums in Kenya and he will continue to work in those communities to sensitize the public on best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19. #UnitedInHope Please donate to this life-saving initiative if you are able.

Philip Kabiru handed out more than 1,000 facemasks his team made with the support of the WMI Community Response Fund at Windemere and Majengo slums in Kenya and he will continue to work in those communities to sensitize the public on best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19. #Unitedinhope Please donate to this life-saving initiative if you are able. ... See MoreSee Less

Nigeria’s lockdown is meant to protect the public but WMI Scholar Mariam Sulleiman has witnessed it creating an immediate crisis for many families in Abuja who depend on daily trade income to buy food. Her community response fund project provides emergency relief to over 50 underprivileged households by providing packages of food, soap and masks. #UnitedInHope Share this post with friends to support WMI Community Response Fund!

Nigeria’s lockdown is meant to protect the public but WMI Scholar Mariam Sulleiman has witnessed it creating an immediate crisis for many families in Abuja who depend on daily trade income to buy food. Her community response fund project provides emergency relief to over 50 underprivileged households by providing packages of food, soap and masks. #UnitedInHope Share this post with friends to support WMI Community Response Fund! ... See MoreSee Less

44% of WMI Graduate Scholars are healthcare professionals who are now able to lead their communities’ response to COVID-19 across 44 developing nations. #UnitedInHope #thankyouhealthcareworkers Like to show support for global healthcare workers!

44% of WMI Graduate Scholars are healthcare professionals who are now able to lead their communities’ response to COVID-19 across 44 developing nations. #UnitedInHope #thankyouhealthcareworkers Like to show support for global healthcare workers! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Hellen Kihoro, a WMI Scholar of clinical medicine, and the WMI Community Response Fund, 400 households in Limuru, Kenya, will receive two liters of handwashing soap, an instructional handwashing poster and up-to-date information on COVID-19 delivered in their native language by a volunteer. The approximately 2000 community members will also have the opportunity to ask questions to debunk any myths regarding the virus or safety measures. Please contribute today so that WMI Scholars have the tools and resources to fight against COVID-19 globally.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted up to 44 million people in Africa could become infected, and 190,000 could die this year if measures to contain the COVID-19 on the continent fail. That’s why we have developed the WMI Community Response Fund to support scholar-led projects that help prevent transmission of the virus, and we are prioritizing applications from nations with higher rates of confirmed cases. WMI has already funded fifty projects. Share this post to support more projects that can #flattenthecurve

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted up to 44 million people in Africa could become infected, and 190,000 could die this year if measures to contain the COVID-19 on the continent fail. That’s why we have developed the WMI Community Response Fund to support scholar-led projects that help prevent transmission of the virus, and we are prioritizing applications from nations with higher rates of confirmed cases. WMI has already funded fifty projects. Share this post to support more projects that can #flattenthecurve

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