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.

WMI Scholars Program 2019

Applications from qualified applicants will be accepted until April 1, 2019.

What's Happening at WMI?

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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You go girl!

I love your spirit @ Miriam Sulleiman

Sulaiman Ashiru from Nigeria I love your motivated

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

Wow, great deeds from a great person, Thumbs up

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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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Congratulations!

Congrats to all scholars for being successful, I am proud of you, keep on good work

Keep the good work going WMI.

@Congrats to our hero farzami

Congratulations dear scholars

Congratulations to all the scholars

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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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Cogratulations!

Congrats

Congratulations bro. stay focus okay

Morn Kaein is a strong, motivated woman on a mission to improve her country. She is studying International Political Economy and Development. Once graduating, she plans on continuing to work with women’s organizations and help young women of Myanmar become more politically aware and actively involved in shaping their society.

Morn Kaein is a strong, motivated woman on a mission to improve her country. She is studying International Political Economy and Development. Once graduating, she plans on continuing to work with women’s organizations and help young women of Myanmar become more politically aware and actively involved in shaping their society. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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That's a Great Mission ...stay focused and determined and you will prevail.We at WMI are behind you.

Wish her all the very best and to tell her it's possible it's doable

WMI has awarded six new Community Development Micro-Grants! Funds will support projects in 5 countries working to provide access to women’s health services, vocational training, microfinance loans for refugees, and address wrongful prison detention. We look forward to sharing more news from these projects as they progress.

WMI has awarded six new Community Development Micro-Grants! Funds will support projects in 5 countries working to provide access to women’s health services, vocational training, microfinance loans for refugees, and address wrongful prison detention. We look forward to sharing more news from these projects as they progress. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Scholarship for a student taking criminology here in philippines.

I love the progress ,thanks

MY area of interest is micro financing.. I have vast experience in this area...

I hope a focus on issues on youth issues in developing countries might be helpful. They are equally vulnerable in a number of ways

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