Ryan's Well Foundation
The Ryan’s Well Foundation grew from the commitment of one boy, Ryan Hreljac, who learned of the great need for clean and safewater in developing countries in his 1st grade class. With the support of friends, family and the community, Ryan raised enough money to build a well in Africa. In 1999, at age seven, Ryan's first wellwas built at Angolo Primary School in northern Uganda.
Although Ryan started raising money for water projects in 1998, the Foundation was not formed until 2001. Since then, Ryan’s Well has helpedbuild over 630 wells and 700 latrines bringing safe water and improved sanitation services to over 705,000 people. Now, the work of Ryan’s Well has become the story of countless people, young and old,from across the world who are inspired to take responsibility and make a difference either in their own communities, or like Ryan, in faraway places. Ryan’s story has made people realize that anyone canmake a difference.
World Water Organization
The World Water Organization (WWO) is a not-for-profit international membership association of professionals from governments, internationalorganizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions and multi- and transnational corporations. In addition to the United Nations and World Bank professionals serving on its Executive andAdvisory Boards, WWO enjoys wide support from intergovernmental organizations and UN Member State governments seeking to overcome global water challenges through workable, affordable solutions thatbenefit all nations and peoples. To this end, we provide a problem-solving forum for world leaders and innovators, promote technological advancement, facilitate public and private partnerships, and takeconcrete action to achieve worldwide water sustainability.
Their 8 goals are:
1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and...