Ryan Hreljac has finally taken a prominent role within the Ryan’s Well organization. He will assist in planning and executing water and sanitation projects and monitoring their operations, and will also play a leadership role in fundraising and in furthering the foundation’s mission to empower citizens, especially youth, to make positive change in the world.
Ryan founded the organization fifteen years ago. Now 23, Ryan is a graduate of University of King’s College in Halifax, with majors in international development and political science. Ryan has remained involved with the foundation as a speaker and board member. He has spoken around the world on water issues and on the importance of making a difference no matter who you are or how old you are. He has spoken to more than 40 international conferences worldwide, to 100s of schools and scores of motivational events.
Ryan has been active in international development for 17 years, starting in grade one when he first began raising money for people in Africa who had no access to clean water or proper sanitation. Ryan continued that effort throughout his school years with public speaking and appearances – including on Oprah when he was 9 years old – and with fundraising activities.On January 5th, Ryan starts as Assistant Project Manager.