Results and Testimonies

Results and Testimonies
Here is where you can see what your donations have accomplished for the schools we support. You can look under “Events” and “Featured Students,” as well.

We help to cover the basics, such as books and free meals. We assist students who work hard and are serious about their education with their school fees. We build classrooms and science labs and football fields.

And the best part, for every donation, a student writes an essay or poem, thereby strengthening writing skills and learning to express feelings and opinions. The students feel that their voices matter and that the world outside their own is listening.

We improve our schools by funding the operational costs and development, and we show the students we care by encouraging their writing. Take a look at the difference LIFT THE LID is making . . .

“Thank You!” Means Everything to Us

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The following Thank You notes from Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya let us get to know the students better and tell us why our commitment to their writing means so much to them. Soon we’ll share the poetry they submitted to Lift the Lid’s Fourth Annual Poetry Competition, but first here are the Thank […]






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How We Help Each Other to Carry On

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London was home to me and my family for five years. The recent attacks feel personal, and it hurts to see the City and our friends living there terrorized. Violence in another form, though much the same, has taken the life of our student, Dave, who was murdered in his sleep on May 15th at […]






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A Special End to the Year at Namelok

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We ran the race, a half Tough Mudder, and you raised the money, $5900…  On November 4th, Graduation Day at Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya, the BRCK team arrived with their Kio Kit (40 durable tablets within a charging case) to introduce the educational tablet and to start their teacher training. Here’s one more […]






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Darien Book Aid Plan Brings Joy to Namelok Junior Academy

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Darien Book Aid Plan in Darien, Connecticut sent a large box of children’s books for ages ranging from nursery to middle school to Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya. For over 65 years, Darien Book Aid Plan has shipped thousands of books around the world and in the United States. The teachers and children of […]






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Competition Winner Gives Back to Her School

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Photo: Lilian with Rev. Joseph Rono Here’s a story we just had to share. The Headteacher at Mogonjet Secondary School in Kericho, Kenya found a loaf of bread on her desk and immediately set out to reprimand the cook for serving bread on an off day – bread is eaten only once a week at […]






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“I Hope All Your Life You’ll Be Here to Help”

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Raymond is 10 years old and is in 4th Grade. He carries bags for loose coins at a local market in order to buy food for his family. Unfortunately, he sometimes misses school. Despite the responsibility he bears, you can see from the photo that he’s still a young, fun-loving boy. He writes in his […]






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Lift the Lid Partners with Darien Book Aid

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Photo: Lenana Girls High School in Kitale, Kenya Darien Book Aid (DBA) is a non-profit in Darien, Connecticut that promotes learning, acceptance, and friendship by distributing free books locally and around the globe. They have been in existence since 1949, relying on help from dedicated volunteers who sort, package, and ship box after box of […]






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I am Reynald

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  Reynald is 13 years old and in the Seventh Grade in Cubao, the Philippines. He regularly attends the School in a Cart on weekends and before and after school, and he’s the lead guitar player in their band. We especially like to encourage Reynald to continue his good work habits in school and in […]






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Had It Not Been For You, by Richard Jay

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Richard Jay is 15 years old and in the Ninth Grade. His Thank You letter makes it clear that he wouldn’t be where he is today if it weren’t for the donors who believe in him and the mission of The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines. Lift the Lid supports The School in a […]






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Dear Sponsor, by Steven Mark (MacMac)

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Steven Mark (MacMac) is 10 years old and in 3rd grade, and he is a regular at The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines, attending the center after school, on weekends, and throughout the summer. Please take a moment to read his Thank You letter to Harvester Mission for expanding our outreach to needy children […]






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