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Education is the cornerstone of eradicating poverty and fostering sustainable community-led social change and too many talented and promising students across the developing world do not have access to higher education because of a lack of funds.

When all people have opportunities, we all benefit by living in a safer, healthier and more just world. You have the opportunity to help talented and deserving students achieve their dreams.

Your contribution of any amount will make a difference. Because we are a small organization with such a global reach, community support is fundamental to our success. All donations are tax deductible.

Meet three WMI Graduate Scholars who have continued to be a force of change in their communities. These scholars were all awarded WMI Community Development Grants post-graduation, and are now using their skills to change the lives of others.
Graduate Scholar, Dr. Melisa Bhebe, is actively creating a legacy within her hometown of Hwange. Melisa founded the Lwisani Uplifting Women in Education Foundation (LUWEF) in memory of her mother and their joint passion for education. The organization provides school sponsorships and implements leadership, personal development, sexual reproductive health and career guidance programming. Melisa remains dedicated to expanding LUWEF’s impact with the goal of supporting 50 students by 2030. As a true advocate for education, Melisa is expanding her own horizons as she works towards completion of a masters degree in public health at the University of Cape Town, as a fully sponsored Mandela Rhodes Scholar.
Egide Dushimirimana is a Graduate Scholar who began, Oral Health Matters, a project that targets the underserved population in Rwanda’s rural areas. He has demonstrated oral hygiene and introduced interventions such as tooth-brushing and dental check-ups to over 2800 direct beneficiaries. Through partnerships with private and government stakeholders, Egide has donated toothbrushes and toothpaste to 540 students. He also started a health club where 135 students continue to receive empowerment and more one-on-one dental hygiene education. Egide envisions to register his organization as a community-based organization, apply for grant funding and partner with other stakeholders to expand his activities.
Susan Awor is a Graduate Scholar who began the Plan for the Villages (PLAVIO Uganda): The Youth Life Skilling Project, as a way of offering a solution to disabled persons, orphans, school dropouts and teenage mothers to improve their social wellbeing in Lira, Uganda. The initiative provides vocational skills training in tailoring and education on proper menstrual hygiene management. Together, beneficiaries and staff work towards ensuring an environment free of gender-based violence. Currently 10 beneficiaries are learning tailoring and garment-cutting using new embroidery and sweater-making machines. In the next several months, Susan will recruit an additional 10 women and persons with disabilities for vocational skills training and will continue with promoting the organization’s services within the business community to secure more tailoring contracts.

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Wells Mountain Initiative
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