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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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Water Project at Namelok – Phase One

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We are excited to announce the completion of phase one of Namelok’s Water Project: the water tower. We will be positioning the water tank on top of the tower for optimal and easiest water flow. (The tower’s height will eliminate the need for a second pump.) In phases two and three, we will also be […]






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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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Good Learning Conditions: Running Water

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This past February Lift the Lid repaired a water pump at Lenana Girls’ High School in Kitale, Kenya. Although we would prefer to buy the obvious educational tools: books, lab equipment, and computers, fundamentals such as running water and daily meals are vital. Here are some photos that show the school’s pump being repaired and […]






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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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Lenana Girls’ High School Fifth Annual Writing Competition – Congratulations, Abigael!

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Lift the Lid sponsored its Fifth Annual Writing Competition at Lenana Girls’ High School in Kitale, Kenya and we are so excited to share the results. Every year we receive more submissions, and though the quality of writing varies depending on the age and experience of the students, we have set a tone within the […]






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Mogonjet’s Seventh Annual Writing Competition – Congratulations, Vincent!

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A big congratulation to Vincent Rop of Mogonjet Secondary School in Bomet County, Kenya for placing First in Lift the Lid’s Seventh Annual Writing Competition! Vincent’s personal essay “My Loverly Mother” honors the sacrifices his mother made for him and his brother, her strength of will and unending love. He writes: “Imagine she had no […]






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A Good Writer is A Good Reader

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The 88 students of Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya, the Kajiado North district of the Rift Valley province, were happy to receive Lift the Lid’s annual book donation, with help from Darien Book Aid Plan in Darien, Connecticut. Lift the Lid sends boxes of books to our three Kenyan schools every year to accompany our annual […]






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