Ryan's Well Fund Raiser
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." This well known quote by Gandhi, is one our SGC students are studying and putting into action this year. In an attempt to be a change, we have pledged to contribute $2000 to Ryan's Well Foundation, to build wells to provide clean water to those living in Burkina Faso, Africa. When students in the elementary school there have clean water at school,they can focus on education rather than spending hours each day, making easily 2-3 twelve mile round trips to fetch unlean water for their families. The literacy rate in Burkina Faso is the lowest in the world; with greater educational opportunities, children and their families are empowered to make choices for their own lives. Our students have been excited to develop fund-raising projects in this effort to serve and create change in our world.
~ submitted by Ms. Adams, Guidance Counselor and Fund Raiser Sponsor
Message from Ryan (Feb. 2016)
Ryan here, it's been a pleasure talking with most of you over the year, and it's been a thrill hearing the stories of so many bright and proactive students. And thanks especially to everyone involved in this year's school challenge! We're happy to report that we've finished our first well! We've finished work at Wapassi Village in Burkina Faso! This well will help 350 inhabitants have a local clean water source, prior to this the village was relying on the well at a local primary school four kilometers away. The new well for the community is 40 meters deep, attached is a graph detailing the well specifics as well as a photo in it's completion! With a little bit more work we're set to reach our fund raising goal for this year's School Challenge, the next well is about to be finished and looking forward to sharing soon! Feel free to let me know how things are going, or if there are any pledges to be put in, take care!
Ryan Hreljac | Founder, Program Manager |Ryan's Well Foundation