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School connects students with Kenya's poorest children

LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas valley school is connecting local students with Kenya's poorest children. 

Faith Lutheran Middle and High School is the first in the entire nation to partner with World Vision for a unique, immersive program. 

For three minutes, while wearing special virtual reality goggles, the students -- the public is invited as well -- can hear and watch a 360-degree view of a child's grueling journey to get water every day in Kenya.

The story they see is told by World Vision and is about  a 5-year-old little girl named Cheru. She walks three-and-a half miles to scoop dirty water out of holes.

Animals drink out of that same water, so it's not safe to drink and the children eventually develop an illness. This is part of a new immersive curriculum between World Vision and Faith Lutheran Middle and High Schools.

Two lucky students are waiting to embark on a trip to Kenya next month.


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