School Events

Events

Lift the lid, Inc. inspires students in underprivileged schools around the world to write. See ‘What’s Inside?’ for examples. We occasionally organize events to help spread the word and to raise money for the schools we support. And occasionally the schools we support organize their own events to benefit the students. Here you can read about what’s going on and perhaps you’ll be inspired to take action.

Some fun ways that you can improve the education of our students: get your school or alma mater involved in an essay exchange; host a reading or writing competition for any of the schools LIFT THE LID sponsors; or visit any of our schools to help with teaching, building or repairs. A simple bake sale could buy paper and pens, vital components to writing and learning! We welcome your ideas, so jot them down in an email to info@lift-the-lid.org.

Lenana Girls’ High School 6th Annual Writing Competition

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I have applied to and have not won many writing competitions, but as I tell our students, it’s your preparation, your courage and your feeling of accomplishment having entered that makes applying an invaluable experience. After many hours of thoughtful writing and rewriting from 29 of the 60 students at Lenana Girls’ High School in Kitale, […]






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What Graduation Means to Me

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A swell of pride, a smile that takes over the moment, and a sense of hope strong enough to surprise the most discouraged are the feelings of every child, regardless of background, when receiving her/his diploma. Lift the Lid with The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines ensure the children who come to us receive the support necessary to achieve that […]






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Excitement Abounds at Happy Family Children’s Village

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Our first writing workshop and book delivery was a tremendous success at the Happy Family Children’s Village in the Arumeru District of Tanzania. Since 2014, the Children’s Village has offered loving homes with committed long-term caretakers for more than 130 children not able to immediately return to family members. The Happy Family Children’s Village has a family reunification […]






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Eighth Annual Writing Competition Ceremony at Mogonjet

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On July 31st, our partner Rev. Joseph Rono of Grace Foundation International held Lift the Lid’s Eighth Annual Writing Competition at Mogonjet Secondary School in Bomet County, Kenya. The photos and Thank You letters give us a full picture of this special day at Mongonjet, and I have to say we are very proud. The theme this […]






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For The Love of Books

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LIFT THE LID makes four book donations to Africa every year thanks to you and Darien Book Aid Plan! These photos speak enough words to fill books galore! Donations are welcome.  






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Eighth Annual Writing Competition at Mogonjet

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We are happy and proud to announce the First Place winner of Lift the Lid’s Eighth Annual Writing Competition at Mogonjet Secondary School in Bomet County, Kenya. The essays this year were the best we’ve seen since we started working with Mogonjet in 2010. From grammar to structure, from the details to the revelations, the students’ writing […]






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A Book Launch for The Band!

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Author Connie Mann is donating the first week’s royalties from the launch of her book Deadly Melody to The Push Cart Children’s Band at The School in a Cart. We have been working on an almost daily basis with The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines since 2011 and started The Push Cart Children’s Band […]






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Lift the Lid and Darien Book Aid Team, Again!

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Lift the Lid made another book delivery with the help of Darien Book Aid Plan, a not-for-profit distributor of free books since 1949, based in Darien, CT. The following photos and Thank You letters, in response to our 2017 shipment, are from Lenana Girls’ High School in Kitale, Kenya. Every year we host a writing […]






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Christmas 2017 at The School in the Cart

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Every year at Christmastime, Lift the Lid makes a donation to The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines to help make the Season a special time for about 350 homeless children and their families, spread out over three different festive parties. Weeks of preparation go into planning, shopping, assembling gift bags, and cooking. We are thankful […]






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Books are Arriving!

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Check out your recent book deliveries to Mogonjet Secondary School in rural Bomet County, Kenya, near Kericho. While the school educates boys and girls with close to a 50/50 split, these boys volunteered to be photographed to show their gratitude. Worlds away from our selfie culture, they prefer to appear modest for the camera and not smile. […]






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