Outside Bujumbura International Airport in the capital city of Burundi, six teenagers bound for Washington D.C. to compete in an international robotics competitions locked hands with parents and relatives to pray one last time before boarding their flight. In Kirundi, their native language, Coach Canesius Bindaba asked God to bless their journey to the United States.
"He Brought Burundi’s First Robotics Team to the U.S. To Inspire His Country. Then, the Teens Disappeared." is from the July 22, 2017 Education section of The Washington Post. It was written by Moriah Balingit and narrated by Sam Scholl.