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 . . .

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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“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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