NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolutionary Guidance Media R&D, Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership between Cyberhero League and Ryan's Well Foundation, in support of United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation.
"Our missions are aligned," says Cyberhero League's Founder, Dr. Dana Klisanin. "Ryan's Well was founded twenty years ago, when then, six-year old Ryan Hreljac, learned that people around the world lacked access to clean water. Ryan's foundation addresses water and sanitation issues and empowers youth with the message that they can make a difference. Ryan embodies our key message—kids care deeply about the world and want to make a difference."
To kick off the partnership, Cyberhero League is hosting a fundraiser celebrating 20 years since Ryan went down this path of fund-raising. "The Ryan's Well School Challenge is a twist on the "a-thon" genre. We wanted to blend old-school fundraising with tech," says Dr. Klisanin, "and make the process as easy as possible so kids can navigate the experience without relying upon already overworked teachers."
Kids collect pledges for 12 Medallions. Earning all 12 Medallions results in a special edition, Ryan's Well Adventure Badge, and an invitation to join the members-only Cyberhero League. Funds raised for the 20th Anniversary School Challenge will be used for multiple projects that will take place in Northern Uganda, In Lira District, Amach Sub-County. The projects will involve extensive WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene training) to students at 9 schools, one deep well at one of the schools, rehabilitation of a well at another school, and building two 5 stance latrines at two other schools. The total project cost will be $28,417.96 USD ($36,943.75 CAD). The fundraiser begins October 16, 2018 and will run through May 2019.
Cyberhero League is an EdTech entertainment brand on a mission to empower kids with the ability to use technology to save lives, protect animals, and defend the environment while they learn and play. Pre-launch, Cyberhero League has garnered recognition from leaders in the educational sector, including showcase invitations from Games, Learning, & Society, Sandbox Summit@MIT, HEVGA, Stanford University's CCARE, and Santa Fe Institute. Cyberhero League is being developed by Evolutionary Guidance Media R&D, Inc., a New York-based, woman-owned research and design firm founded by award-winning siblings, Dana Klisanin and Melisca Klisanin.
SOURCE Evolutionary Guidance Media R&D, Inc.