Former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken will soon become a first-time father and he had children on his mind recently while blogging.
Aiken, 29 and a UNICEF ambassador, recently visited Somalia and Kenya and has been blogging about his trip on the UNICEF Web site.
Aiken has been writing about the violence during the country's election earlier this year and the fact that it has left thousands of children homeless. Many of those kids have still not returned to their schools.
"Getting children back to school is vital for their protection, and helps build a sense of normalcy in their lives," Aiken writes. "The re-establishment of schools in the most difficult circumstances is a testament to the commitment of UNICEF and to Kenyans."
Aiken continues, "Every child has the right to an education. Education transforms lives and breaks the cycle of poverty that so many children are caught in. And an educated child will make sure his or her own children receive an education too."
Aiken will become a father himself soon. It was announced in May that Aiken artificially inseminated music producer Jaymes Foster, whom he met when he was on "American Idol." Foster, the sister of legendary music producer David Foster, is due in August.