Five inspirational charities founded by kids
- Charity Digital
Ryan's Well Foundation
When Ryan Hreljac was six his teacher told his class that people in Africa were dying because they didn’t have clean water. This hit him hard. So much so that he immediately started doing extra chores to earn enough money to build a well.
He set about speaking to anyone and everyone to raise money for his first well at Angolo Primary School in Uganda and it started drawing water for the village in 1999. Now Executive Director of Ryan’s Well Foundation and aged 31, he speaks around the world on clean water issues and the importance of making a difference “no matter who you are or how old you are”. The charity has developed more than 1,667 water projects giving 1.3 million people access to clean water.