Cool kid gets bicycles to orphans for school, October 2013

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“This week’s Cool Kid is reaching half way around the world to improve the lives of some orphaned students. He’s helping kids in Africa make the long trek to school.Sebouh Bazikian heard about the plight of orphans in Kenya through a family friend. And once he heard, he knew he wanted to help in some way. “They’re barely getting enough government care,” said Sebouh. “Some of their parents gave them up because they couldn’t raise them. So they were orphans by parent’s choice. So they’ve been abandoned, there’s been broken promises throughout their lives.” Sebouh, who is a senior at St. Francis High School, says a big challenge for the Kenyan kids was a two-hour walk from the orphanage to school.”

Read the whole article and watch the video, Cool kid gets bicycles to orphans for school here.

Learn more about Sebouh Bazikian’s project, Bikes 4 Orphans, here.