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 . . .

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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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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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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