A little background
who we are
A Texas A&M Organization founded in 2007 by some students whose hearts were called to action at a Derek Webb concert in ’06. The Wells Project (TWP) is a fully recognized Student Organization at Texas A&M. We are governed and regulated by the department of Student Activities at Texas A&M. We are a campus and local branch of Living Water International.
We exist to change lives at Texas A&M and across the world through clean water as an exercise of our faith in Jesus Christ.
In the fall of 2006, three A&M students became aware of the global water crisis. Faced with the reality that (at that point) over a billion people in the world didn't have access to clean water, they founded "1000 Wells Project" in the spring of 2007 and raised a couple thousand dollars for clean water in Africa with a campaign called "Two Weeks of Sacrifice."
After a quick doubling of active members, the 2008 Two Weeks campaign grew as well in popularity and production. Membership doubled again in 2009 despite all 3 founding members graduating.
The new leaders brought change and growth in 2009. A partnership with Living Water International was formed and the name was changed to "The Wells Project." After another successful Two Weeks campaign, Living Water International hired a Wells Project founder to the position of University Coordinator in 2010.
Behind the strength of The Wells Project Texas A&M and its 50+ members, LWI began efforts to engage students on other campuses using the TWP model and a revamped campaign called 10 Days. For 10 Days students and members of our communities make water their only beverage. We save what we would normally spend on coffee, sodas, and other drinks, and donate it together to fund clean water wells. The 2011 10 Days campaign yielded around $70,000 for clean water wells in Rwanda.
In 2012, The Wells Project Texas A&M is leading the charge of the growing number of chapters of passionate college students across the country toward the mission of changing lives through clean water.