MFF donates $26K to build wells at schools in Africa

July 31, 2008 – 4:12 pm

MacGillivray Freeman Films and its Educational Foundation donated $26,500 to Ryan’s Well Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building wells and sanitation facilities in developing countries. The donation was matched by Ryan’s Well Foundation through student fundraising efforts, doubling the donation’s impact.

The now $50,000-plus program will build five wells at schools in northern Uganda and provide sanitation and hygiene training to the students and their teachers. Construction of the wells is expected to begin later this year with an estimated completion date in 2010. The wells are estimated to improve the lives of approximately 4,000 people, providing water, helping to prevent disease and increasing school attendance rates.

Global freshwater issues are the theme of MacGillivray Freeman’s most recent giant screen film, Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D, released to IMAX and IMAX 3D Theatres in March this year. For every ticket sold on World Water Day and Earth Day, MacGillivray Freeman Films pledged $1 towards the Uganda wells program.

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