Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa that Brought them together
Ryan in Ontario learns at school it costs $70 to dig a well in Uganda to provide clean water for a whole village. His parents tell him he must earn the money himself, and he starts on household chores, then the media publicizes it and money rolls in. A well is dug in Agweo where a young orphan named Akana Jimmy longs for a chance to thank Ryan in person. When they finally meet, an unbreakable bond unites these boys from very different backgrounds, and a long and sometimes life-threatening journey begins. Ages 8 to 12.