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Saving Fragile Lives

Assiut Train Crash.previewI’m sure you’ve heard about the train that plowed into a schoolbus in Assiut a few weeks ago. This tragic accident killed nearly 50 children on their way back from school.

We have many children in Assiut, but thankfully none were victims.

These little children had to travel around 16 miles, each way, for school. Government officials say Egypt spends 10 billion dollars on a broken education system every year. Not only that, but they said it would cost around 1.7 billion dollars to get a new road safety system in place to keep accidents like this from happening again.

What is Coptic Orphans doing in face of such huge infrastructure needs? Continue reading