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School Challenge

The School Challenge offers an exciting and unique opportunity for young people of any age to get involved and create positive change in the world.


Listen to the Interview

Life Lessons presents UNICEF World Ambassador Ryan Hreljac with host J.J. Tocquigny. Hear Ryan’s story about digging wells across Africa and how he marshalls forces for good.

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        Meet Ryan        

If you’re interested in meeting Ryan, find out where he’ll be next by visiting our upcoming events page.

Our Mission

The Ryan’s Well Foundation, together with local partners, provides access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in the poorest regions of developing countries. We educate and motivate people to share our passion and contribute to achieving change in the world.


Access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene changes everything

Two Important Goals Help Us Bring this Change to Thousands Everyday

Build: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene projects

Our BUILD program supports water, sanitation and hygiene education projects in partnership with local non-governmental and community based organizations in developing countries. Our current focus is to the communities of West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Togo), East Africa (Kenya and Uganda), and Haiti.

Empower: Get involved and make a difference

Ryan’s story has been compelling not just for his actions against the global water and sanitation crisis, but for all grassroots action. It continues to motivate people of all ages –youth in particular – to take action and effect positive change in the world.

Read Our Story

1,000,000 lives touched

By Ryan’s Well Projects

1,000 communities empowered

Completed by Ryan’s Well

100,000 women and children

Have Improved Safety and Opportunities

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