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The Well Project

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  • What: 

    The Well Project is a project still in the ideas phase. The idea is to co-sell 18.9 litre water coolers to schools and businesses with the aim of donating all profits into the area of well construction in the parts of the world that need it the most. The vision is to see businesses and schools have water coolers which are paired with wells in developing countries which they have been funded by drinking our water.

    The project’s founder has been invited to this year’s Global Engagement Summit which is being held in Chicago. Out of thousands of applicants from across the world he has been selected to present this project idea to some industry experts.

  • Who: The project is the brainchild of first year DCU student Matthew Hewston who has recuited a team of other young social entrepreneurs to help make his idea a reality.
  • When: Ungoing


This project aims to link local community schools and businesses with communities in developing countries with the purposes to:

Raise awareness of water conservation and preservation;
Promote the idea of sustainable development;
Create links between communities of varying levels of development;
Promote global awareness;
Provide an accessible way for businesses and schools to contribute to social change in their day to day lives.


Non-Profit Organisations, Trócaire and Plan International, who both work internationally for world development have shown interest in the project as well as Britvic; a leading soft drinks company, with operations in Great Britain, Ireland, France and Brazil.

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