Every WMI Scholar is required to complete and document a minimum of 100 hours of volunteering each year.
Every WMI Scholar is required to complete and document a minimum of 100 hours of volunteering each year. Past volunteer activities have included conducting free health screenings, teaching and mentoring youth, caring for elderly people in their communities and community clean-ups.
16,109 volunteer hours completed in 2017!
SEE WHAT SOME OF OUR SCHOLARS ARE DOING TO TRANSFORM THEIR COMMUNITIES
Sehrish regularly volunteers with a free medical camp organization by her university. “I am highly thankful for your support for my M.B.B.S program at Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College, Sialkot, Pakistan. I have adopted your agenda of support and participated in many volunteer activities whenever I get opportunity to do so.”
In partnership with Eyeglasses for Haiti, Ralf volunteered his ophthalmologist expertise to provide quality eye care and prescription glasses to 70 patients in Haiti! Ralf’s vision to provide eyeglasses and eye care to others is creating endless joy and increased opportunities for students, the elderly, and those who were once disabled by their poor sight.
The community near Nobel Medical College has many paddy fields and snakebites are a common occurrence. Alpha was observant of her community’s needs and held an awareness training about snakebite care. Alpha reports, “I saw people applying cow dung on the bitten area so I thought of giving a short education about the malpractice, its effect, and the right procedure.”
Samuel (center) has already begun passing the gift of education forward by assisting with the graduation ceremony for Kajo Keji Student Association graduates at the University of Bahrel Ghazal. The Kajo Keji student group works to create strong bonds between first year students and continuing students and the preservation of cultural activities unique to the Kajo Keji region.
SAMJHANA KHANAL, 2016 STUDENT SCHOLAR
Samjhana comes from a society where education is not a high priority for women, and she has a strong determination to be successful and improve her community. She has volunteered over 100 hours in 2016, working with impoverished farmers on pest management and sharing knowledge about climate change and agriculture in Nepal.
A majority of our Graduate Scholars continue their community service after they finish school! Support their initiatives today.