Over the past 10 years, hundreds of schools from all over the world have taken the School Challenge pledge to help us conquer water scarcity, sanitation, and hygiene in the most vulnerable communities in developing countries. Check out their accomplishments!
2018/2019 SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR UGANDA
47 Schools Participated!
Students at 9 schools in Amach sub-county, Uganda, missed hours of class every day to walk several kilometers to get water for their families. This made it extremely difficult for them to stay on track with their education and may have resulted in students having to drop out of school entirely. Water borne diseases are the most common cause for sickness and death for young children in the area. The 2018/2019 School Challenge provided a school with a rehabilitated deep well, another school with a new deep well, constructed two 5-stance drainable latrines, and provided training for schools and neighbouring community members on how to make RUMPS (Reusable Menstrual Pads for Students). Thanks to the incredible fund raising efforts of 47 schools around the world, 2,250 people now have access to clean water.
The total cost for this project is $43,534.
2017/2018 SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR KENYA
89 Schools Participated!
Students at three schools in Kajiado county, Kenya, missed hours of class every day to walk several kilometers to get water for their families. This chore made it extremely difficult for them to stay on track with their education, and contributed to low attendance rates. The 2017/2018 School Challenge succeeded in raising $58,376.39, which provided each of the three schools with a 30,000L rain water harvesting tank and constructed 24 household community tanks. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene training (WASH) was also provided for the three schools and their neighbouring communities, which contributes to good maintenance of the tanks and long-term self-sustainability. Thanks to the incredible fund raising efforts of 89 schools around the world, 2,000 people now have access to clean water.
2016/2017 SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR BURKINA FASO
45 Schools Participated!
In the province of Kouritenga, in Eastern Burkina Faso, there were four schools that needed your help. The School of Tibin, Nursery School of Koupéla, Gateway School of Kiinga, and the School of Dimistenga were each in need of a well. Because of the amazing efforts of 45 schools around the world, they were able to raise over $35,998 to provide clean water to 5,000 people as well as WASH (Water, Hygeine, Sanitation) training at the schools and within the community.
2015/2016 SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR BURKINA FASO
25 Schools Participated!
Thanks to the amazing students and staff that participated in the School Challenge, school children at Passimnoghin Primary School will learn all about hygiene and healthy life practices now that they have received their brand new wells and sanitation facilities! 79 of the 198 students were girls, who without access to a nearby water source, would have walked hours every day to fetch water for their families. This years school challenge raised a total of $27,990.
2014/2015 SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR UGANDA
53 Schools Participated!
Thanks to the amazing efforts of 53 schools from six countries, we were able to raise over $25,000 for Ajobi Primary School in Uganda. With these funds, we were able to build one deep bore well, two latrine blocks, one handicap accessible latrine block, two hand washing stations, and one washing station in the girls block. The students and community now have access to clean water and sanitation because of the amazing efforts by all the students and teachers. Great job!
2013/2014 SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR HAITI
55 Schools Participated!
Clean water, proper sanitation, and hygiene education – these were what three schools in Haiti needed to brighten the futures of their students. With the help of 55 schools from around the world raising a total of over $58,385, Ryan’s Well was able to do just that. Clean water and sanitation for 1,450 students at three schools in Haiti! Amazing effort.
2012/2013 SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR GHANA
38 Schools Participated!
Three schools and their surrounding communities in Ghana needed your help and you gave it. 38 schools from around the world participated in the 2012 School Challenge and raised just over $42,000. Over 2,000 students & teachers now have access to safe water, sanitation & hygiene education!
2011/2012 SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR KENYA
31 Schools Participated!
2,500 people in the Ngong sub-country of Kenya needed the benefits of clean water and proper sanitation in their communities. So, 31 schools from seven countries came together through the School Challenge and raised over $30,000, dramatically changing the futures for many.
2010/2011 SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR UGANDA
24 Schools Participated!
Our 2010 School Challenge project aimed to bring bring water, sanitation and hygiene education to 905 students and 13 teachers at Ariek P7 School, located in the Tedwi Village of northern Uganda. And it did just that, thanks to the incredible students and staff from the 24 participating schools who together raised over $25,000. The 905 students and 13 teachers at Ariek P7 School in Uganda now have access to safe water!
2009/2010 SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR TOGO
15 Schools Participated!
We launched our first School Challenge in 2009. The incredible 15 schools from nine countries helped raise $22,575– surpassing our target of $18,400. Thanks to you, 1,365 people – including 765 students at Adakpame School face brighter futures!