Igniting Change:
SCHOLAR SPONSORSHIP fund

Through our Igniting Change Campaign our goal is to raise $125,000 for tuition, books and academic support for 50 talented and driven young scholars. DONATE TODAY!

Support our Igniting Change Campaign

Exciting News: Thanks to a gift from a generous donor, all contributions from today to the end of the campaign on June 26 will be matched dollar for dollar! You have the opportunity to double your impact on the life of young scholar and their community!

Why Join WMI for this Campaign?

WMI believes in locally-led, grassroots change. We believe the best way to do this is this to invest in young changemakers. 

WMI is on a mission to not only educate young leaders, but to give them the tools and support to transform their communities. Through our scholars’ community work, we have seen that the key to sustainable change is grassroots locally-driven solutions. Through their professional and volunteer work, our scholars served over 172,697 people in the last year.

By sponsoring a scholar you are not only helping educate a young person in need but impacting the future of whole communities. 

Through this campaign you also have the option to either designate your gift to a scholar in a field or country of your choice or to one of the following funds: 

  • Women’s Education Fund: Across the globe, women’s advancement leads to positive outcomes for all, educating women is the single most impactful development investment you can make, benefiting the individuals, their families, communities and country.
  • Medical Scholars Fund: There is a discrepancy in access to healthcare around the world, we are committed to changing this with medical professionals making up 45% of our students. 
You may let us know of this designation through the notes section on PayPal or by emailing alma@wellsmountaininitiative.org

Sponsor a Scholar

For $2,500 you can support a scholar for one year including the cost of tuition, books, academic and leadership support for 1 year. 

    • Each donor will be matched with a scholar and receive two updates a year on their academic and community service work. 
    • You will also have the opportunity to name the scholarship in honor or memory of a loved one.

Monthly Giving

  • $10/month: Support books for one student scholar
  • $85/month: Support a scholar-led community initiative grant
  • $105/month: Support a semester of education
  • $210/month: Support a year of education

Join Us for A Virtual Event

April Event (RSVP here): April 25, 5:30-6:30 pm EDT

May Event (RSVP here): May 23 12:30-1:30 pm EDT

Hear from and engage with three exceptional WMI Scholars. They will discuss the impact WMI scholarships have had on their lives, their community work, and their plans for the future. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the review and selection process. 

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Dear Friends of WMI,

We are OVER 92% to our campaign goal of $125,000! 🎉🎉🎉

This means that 46 young women leaders from around the world now have access to life-changing academic scholarships. THANK YOU!!

With your support, we can reach our goal and give the gift of higher education to 4 more deserving young women from low-income countries.

You are empowering changemakers like Jean Masebo (featured below), a 2023 WMI Scholar from Malawi. In 2023, Malawi was ranked the 24th least developed country in the world. Over 80% of its population lives in poverty. Growing up as one of five children, Jean excelled in school, and was one of the few girls selected from her community to continue into secondary education. Tragically, her father died shortly after, rendering their family destitute and unable to pay for Jean's continued schooling. She dropped out for one year, and was then able to return through a scholarship. Filled with gratitude, Jean recognized how life-changing a quality education is, and determined to "pay it forward" as an educator for children in low-income communities.

Now studying for her bachelor's degree in Education, Jean shares in the dream of each supporter of WMI: that every young person could realize their full potential as a leader and changemaker in their own communities, by harnessing the transformative power of education.

Young changemakers like Jean are utilizing their education to empower a whole new generation of changemakers.

Will you do the same, and empower a new generation of passionate young leaders by giving a gift today?

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This is a great, thanks WMI for always giving us opportunity to excell, and become what we desire to be, though we have financial challenges, thanks for always impacting lives of many positively

WMI will soon change the life of Africa to better by empowering the dwelling talented ones with their support. I promise to be one of these people with skills, leadership abilities, sacrifice and dedication to impacting our communities positively whether I become the WMI scholarship recipient or not. All the best WMI

May God bless you WMI Team

May almighty father bless her

I wish this year I could yield my dedication with wmi

Empowering Change👌

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Last month, the WMI Fellowship in Kenya hosted a community event at Young Life Africa Childrens Home. The Fellowship learned about the programs and facilities available through the childrens home to encourage healthy development for children. 

The children were taught personal hygiene skills, and took part in quizzes, dance-offs, and fun games. 

Through combined efforts, the WMI Kenya Fellowship raised around 25,000 KES (approximately 190 USD) to support the children’s home! This contribution makes a lasting impact on the lives of these children, empowering them to reach their full potential. 

Your support makes collaborations like this possible. Thank you!

Last month, the WMI Fellowship in Kenya hosted a community event at Young Life Africa Children's Home. The Fellowship learned about the programs and facilities available through the children's home to encourage healthy development for children.

The children were taught personal hygiene skills, and took part in quizzes, dance-offs, and fun games.

Through combined efforts, the WMI Kenya Fellowship raised around 25,000 KES (approximately 190 USD) to support the children’s home! This contribution makes a lasting impact on the lives of these children, empowering them to reach their full potential.

Your support makes collaborations like this possible. Thank you!
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That's for their support

WMI supports in-country fellowships with $500 annually to carry out grassroot initiatives. Fellowships are formed by scholars to enable grassroots collaboration in the communities that WMI Scholars serve. This encourages continued engagement of our scholars in local community development. 

The WMI Scholar Community has fellowships in 14 countries: Liberia, Nepal, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe. 

TO LEARN MORE about WMI’s Fellowship program, please visit https://www.wellsmountaininitiative.org/what-we-do-collaborate/.

WMI supports in-country fellowships with $500 annually to carry out grassroot initiatives. Fellowships are formed by scholars to enable grassroots collaboration in the communities that WMI Scholars serve. This encourages continued engagement of our scholars in local community development.

The WMI Scholar Community has fellowships in 14 countries: Liberia, Nepal, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe.

TO LEARN MORE about WMI’s Fellowship program, please visit www.wellsmountaininitiative.org/what-we-do-collaborate/.
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Any zambian under the sponsorship of WMI ?

May God grants long live and blessings to whole team of WMI 🌍🇷🇼🙏

This is really laudable 👏👏👏 Your efforts are highly appreciated

This is awesome, thanks for always supporting the community

May God enlarge this initiative🙏

This is beautiful

Awesome. Hoping to join this wonderful community one day .

Looking Forward To Become A Scholar This Year 🙏

I hope time I'll be with this WMI sponsorship and I will transform my community

This year I hope to be full members

Great initiative

Worth value

Amazing!

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✨✨GRADUATE SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT✨✨

Dr. Melisa Bhebe (pictured below, second from right) is a WMI Graduate Scholar from Zimbabwe. She graduated with a degree in Medicine & Surgery in 2017. In 2022, Dr Melisa received the The Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship to complete her masters in South Africa.

Melisa started the Lwisani Uplifting Women In Education-LUWIE FOUNDATION to educate and empower girls from her hometown. This initiative is inspired by her personal story as a young girl growing up in Hwange, during which she was immensely aware of the challenges faced by girls and young women in her community. In Melisa’s words,  “I had the privilege of an education and the love of a mother who believed in my dreams and tirelessly invested in me. She was public spirited, an educator who specialized in vulnerable children and sowed the seed of change in everyone around her.

WMI is proud to support young women like Melisa, not only through scholarship support but also by empowering them to tackle the issues facing their own communities!

✨✨GRADUATE SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT✨✨

Dr. Melisa Bhebe (pictured below, second from right) is a WMI Graduate Scholar from Zimbabwe. She graduated with a degree in Medicine & Surgery in 2017. In 2022, Dr Melisa received the The Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship to complete her masters in South Africa.

Melisa started the Lwisani Uplifting Women In Education-LUWIE FOUNDATION to educate and empower girls from her hometown. This initiative is inspired by her personal story as a young girl growing up in Hwange, during which she was immensely aware of the challenges faced by girls and young women in her community. In Melisa’s words, “I had the privilege of an education and the love of a mother who believed in my dreams and tirelessly invested in me. She was public spirited, an educator who specialized in vulnerable children and sowed the seed of change in everyone around her."

WMI is proud to support young women like Melisa, not only through scholarship support but also by empowering them to tackle the issues facing their own communities!
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Good initiative.

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THANK YOU for making this year's Igniting Change Virtual Event a tremendous success! 🥳

Last week we heard from two of WMI's extraordinary women scholars, as they recounted their academic and professional journeys, and the role that WMI has played in advancing and supporting those milestones.

🔸Dr. Phinuella Okunamiri of Nigeria detailed her path from medicine to psychiatry, and her passion for destigmatizing mental health in her home country, where counseling and psychiatric treatment are still considered taboo.

🔸Niraja Bhitrikoti of Nepal shared on why she chose to study Business Administration, a path that is less common for women in her home country, as well as her work with WMI's Global Advisory Board.

IF YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO JOIN, please take a moment to watch the video below! And thank you again for all the many ways you support the young women leaders of tomorrow.

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This is great, it's my desire and wish that one day God will answer my prayer and be one of WMI scholar

Wao, I missed alot, hoping to be part of you

WMI You great work, blessings upon you 🙏

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