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?

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WMI is proud to announce the president’s award recipient Esther Ejiroghene Ajari of Nigeria. Esther is a medical student at the University of Ibadan and the founder and director of a non-profit called TriHealthon focussed on sexual and reproductive health, childhood malnutrition and
vaccination. Esther and her non-profit organization were project winners of the 2018 TEDxJohannesburg 100Ideas100Millenials for their work on reusable, inexpensive sanitary pads. She was founder and director of the African Union delegate for Girls20, a group of 24 young women aiming to amplify young womens voices at the G20 summit, traveling to Japan to participate. Esther will attend the 2019 Youth Ag Summit in Brazil in November, one of three chosen from West and Central Africa. Congratulations Esther!

WMI is proud to announce the president’s award recipient Esther Ejiroghene Ajari of Nigeria. Esther is a medical student at the University of Ibadan and the founder and director of a non-profit called TriHealthon focussed on sexual and reproductive health, childhood malnutrition and
vaccination. Esther and her non-profit organization were project winners of the 2018 TEDxJohannesburg 100Ideas100Millenials for their work on reusable, inexpensive sanitary pads. She was founder and director of the African Union delegate for Girls20, a group of 24 young women aiming to amplify young women's voices at the G20 summit, traveling to Japan to participate. Esther will attend the 2019 Youth Ag Summit in Brazil in November, one of three chosen from West and Central Africa. Congratulations Esther!
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Esther is our first student scholar chosen and only the 4th Presidents award. So proud of her......and all of you Scholars!

A great future is ahead for Ester.

Congratulations Esther !!!

Big congratulations dear

Congratulations. More grace to you

Congratulations

Congratulations my dear, we are proud of you.

Wow... Congratulations!!

Congratulations Esther

Congratulations our destiny daughter from oghara more grace our love

Am so so proud of you deary, congratulations

Congratulations dear

Congratulations Sister. We are proud of you and your work.

Congratulation exty.

Congrat my dear

Congratulations 🍾🎉🎈🎊 dear

Congratulations Esther Ajari, am very very proud of you.

Congrats dearie

Congratulations

Congratulations dear

Keep moving, the,God of heaven will give you the grace to reach your glorious height ijn.congrate.

Congratulations dear

Yeiiii.....Esther......go for it lady, congratulations on this great achiever

Congratulations

Congratulations

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The Girls Arise Salon Training Program is providing a new vocational training opportunity for female youth who have dropped out of secondary school in the Central Village of the Moyo. As an educator and guidance counselor, Isabela knows first-hand the importance and economic power of education and vocational skills. The professional hairdressing skills training program launched this February with ten female students and will last for six months, with the goal of
running two trainings a year. The curriculum combines practical skill training and small business
development components and provides students with a personal business coach

The Girls Arise Salon Training Program is providing a new vocational training opportunity for female youth who have dropped out of secondary school in the Central Village of the Moyo. As an educator and guidance counselor, Isabela knows first-hand the importance and economic power of education and vocational skills. The professional hairdressing skills training program launched this February with ten female students and will last for six months, with the goal of
running two trainings a year. The curriculum combines practical skill training and small business
development components and provides students with a personal business coach
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That's wonderful! Congratulations

Wonderful work Lejeo Isabella. Keep it up

Isabela, this wonderful. Thank you so much for making it happen.

How wonderful!

We want to recognize Philip Kabiru of Kenya who has volunteered over 350 hours this past year. Philip has started a dairy goat project, worked with small-scale coffee farmers and helped establish kitchen gardens for women’s groups. He is deeply committed to gender equality, especially regarding access to education. He is very involved in the creation and distribution of reusable sanitary pads to girls in primary and secondary schools to enable them to attend class during their monthly cycles, addressing a persistent problem in his country. Thank you Philip Kabiru for all of your hard work!Image attachmentImage attachment

We want to recognize Philip Kabiru of Kenya who has volunteered over 350 hours this past year. Philip has started a dairy goat project, worked with small-scale coffee farmers and helped establish kitchen gardens for women’s groups. He is deeply committed to gender equality, especially regarding access to education. He is very involved in the creation and distribution of reusable sanitary pads to girls in primary and secondary schools to enable them to attend class during their monthly cycles, addressing a persistent problem in his country. Thank you Philip Kabiru for all of your hard work! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow that's great my bro keep doing that noble job

Hey Philip Kabiru great job buddy... i remember lovely conversation we had in Uganda about agriculture and it sustainability.. !

Great job! Keep up

great job and more grace

Philip you are a great Ambassador for what WMI stands for. Keep up the good work.

Great job Philip

Great job, friend

Philip, we are proud of you.

Hats off Philip Kabiru 👏... That's simply amazing

Wow so great of u kabiru Congrats

Wow. Congrats Phillip

Wow congrats Philip

Keep it up Phillip !!

Im humbled

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At the WMI office we are privileged to get to read beautiful, moving thank you letters from WMI Scholars. We wanted to share some of our scholars’ words with the entire WMI family so that everyone who supports and helps fund WMI scholarships can know the true impact of their contribution. 

Because of WMI, I have achieved what would otherwise be unachievable dream of becoming a medical doctor, I will be the first from my village of Lou,Tonj State-South Sudan with a population of over 35,000 people. My village is still remote without roads, electricity, network and without health centres and I hope I will take a lead at some point to establishing maternal-child health centre in the near future...

Being a WMI, scholar has taught me how to positively contribute to a community course and a culture of serving others is inculcated in me and my work will be based on this meaningful kindness towards people, thank you WMI. -Mawien M Mawien Arik

At the WMI office we are privileged to get to read beautiful, moving thank you letters from WMI Scholars. We wanted to share some of our scholars’ words with the entire WMI family so that everyone who supports and helps fund WMI scholarships can know the true impact of their contribution.

"Because of WMI, I have achieved what would otherwise be unachievable dream of becoming a medical doctor, I will be the first from my village of Lou,Tonj State-South Sudan with a population of over 35,000 people. My village is still remote without roads, electricity, network and without health centres and I hope I will take a lead at some point to establishing maternal-child health centre in the near future...

Being a WMI, scholar has taught me how to positively contribute to a community course and a culture of serving others is inculcated in me and my work will be based on this meaningful kindness towards people, thank you WMI." -Mawien M Mawien Arik
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Congratulations! Hope I will be selected too and have the chance to start going to school!

I've observed Tom and Carol Wells from the very start of WMI and am so proud of them and their staff for the life changing results they have achieved. Although my contributions to this cause are modest, I will continue to support this wonderful work. Congratulations to all the scholars who are making a difference in the lives of others.

congratulations !¡!

Congratulations dear

Thanks to the scholar and the entire WMI family who charitably work tirelessly to help those in need of education but have hindrances when not supported.

CONGRATULATIONS MMawien M Arik PROUD OF YOU. Following in your footsteps! #Raandie

MAY GOD give you the strength to continue helping others

Congratulations, senior brother and I wish you success in your life endeavors. Thanks to WMI for the unconditional support as well.

I thank the almworks of WMI Giving the a sense of ability to the hopeless.

Congratulations to him and many thanks to the WMI and those who contributed through it.

So proud of you Mawein. So excited for all you will now for your village.

Amulen Wendy, for your information.

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Mayom Mabuong used a WMI Micro-Grant to launch the Community Development Fund, a revolving loan fund, in his home region in South Sudan. Since 2016 the organization has disbursed 189 loans, 70% to women starting their own small business, and has grown their loan fund over 500%. 

Mayom set out with the goal of the Community Development Fund to “Transform social lives and enhance local development from passive to proactive, making the community self-sufficient and self-reliant in order to reduce poverty” and he is certainly making a significant positive impact on his local community.Image attachment

Mayom Mabuong used a WMI Micro-Grant to launch the Community Development Fund, a revolving loan fund, in his home region in South Sudan. Since 2016 the organization has disbursed 189 loans, 70% to women starting their own small business, and has grown their loan fund over 500%.

Mayom set out with the goal of the Community Development Fund to “Transform social lives and enhance local development from passive to proactive, making the community self-sufficient and self-reliant in order to reduce poverty” and he is certainly making a significant positive impact on his local community.
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A real entrepreneur. What a good thing for the community.

In honor of United Nations Public Service Day we recognize Alpha Bangura, from Sierra Leone, a WMI scholar studying Public Administration and Civics at the African Leadership University. He has an unpaid internship with the Freetown City Council, a unit of the Mayor’s office designated to fulfilling the “Transform Freetown” agenda. He shared his thoughts on public service with us,

“I could not turn down the offer of giving back to my country and my city. Being a 2017 Wells Mountain Initiative Scholar, I also have an obligation of giving at least 100 hours of my precious time to community service and leading acts of kindness to people I come in contact with on a daily basis. And this internship will allow me to give 552.5 hours to voluntary community service.

So far, I am proud of myself for coordinating phase one of the FCC tree planting exercise. In total, my team and I have planted 1,500 trees in 12 schools in Freetown. This achievement did not come by magic. I saw an opportunity to render my service and I took it...Think twice and volunteer your time to someone or some institution that needs it now!!”
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Thank you all and thanks to Wells Mountain Initiative for ampowering me thus far

Am proud of your work Alpha and it's so visible here in Sierra Leone. The mayor's agenda of transforming the city is one we as Sierra Leoneans so much love. Volunteerism is awesome and rewarding in several ways

CONGRATULATIONS Alpha. You are leader in so many ways and in so many spaces.

Keep the service alive! I'm proud of you...

Congrats boss

Thats so great of for alpha

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