Poems

AIDS the Destroyer, by Nancy Njoki

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I’m so grateful for my friends and family who have believed in Lift the Lid since I started talking about my desire to help impoverished children achieve an education. Johanna and Tim have reached out many times to the schools and students we sponsor with donations and encouraging words. In exchange for their recent support, Nancy Njoki has written a […]






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In Her Shoes, by Lavina Yego

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Lift the Lid and Lenana Girls High School in Kitale, Kenya are grateful for the Lindgren Family’s Christmas donation. This past year, we have been working to implement The Miracle Project to make reusable menstrual cups available to the girls; we’ve built a water well; and we’ve assisted select conscientious students with their school fees. […]






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A New Invention, by Phillip Yiale

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We are grateful for the generosity of Tara from Brooklyn! Her donation to Lift the Lid will go toward the scholarship fund at Mogonjet Secondary School in Kericho, Kenya, which assists dedicated students who cannot afford their school fees. Her donation, along with others who have given to the fund at Mogonjet, will keep at […]






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If All Trees Die, by Deborah Sanaipei

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Thank you, Ivan from London, for your donation to Lift the Lid and the schools we sponsor in honor of your friend Lucas’ 6th birthday. Your support will buy books, paper and pencils, uniforms and shoes for students who think more about having these basics than they do about the latest toys. An education is […]






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It Could Have Been a Lonely Night, by Brigid Nemayian

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Many thanks to Jill Consor Beck of Upower for her support of Lift the Lid. Upower is a Seattle-based nonprofit that gets undeserved kids into after school fitness activities. To show our thanks, Brigid Nemayian of Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya would like to share her poem, “It Could Have Been a Lonely Night.” Brigid was awarded […]






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Remembering Christmas, by Dianne Farinas

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Thank you, Kristin Wong, for your donation to The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines. 100% of all donations to Lift the Lid go to the schools we sponsor, and we only support schools we know personally. To show our appreciation for your thoughtfulness, Dianne Farinas has written a short piece on what […]






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I Really Do Exist by Nancy Njoki

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Thank you, Solveig, for your donation to Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya. It is the best birthday gift I could ask for! We are raising money to finish the classroom windows with a durable plastic covering to keep out the wind and rain. 100% of your contribution will go toward this project. In exchange […]






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You Are . . ., by Zipporah Nyongesa

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Thank you, Rita Hanitchak, for supporting Zipporah Nyongesa in her education at Lenana Girls High School in Kitale, Kenya. Zipporah is in Pre-form One and hopes to continue her education throughout high school and maybe even college, uninterrupted by a lack of school fees. To show her appreciation, Zipporah has written a very sweet poem […]






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Westgate Mall, by Esther Namunyak

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Many thanks to Man-Ching Fung of London for making a donation to Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya in honor of Lucas Nilsson’s Fifth Birthday! In exchange for her donation, Esther Namunyak shares her poem “Westgate Mall,” a lament for the unthinkable violence that took place there on September 21, 2013. A year ago, when […]






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The Tormented Earth, by Micheal Roine

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Thank you Johanna and Tim Masters for making a donation to Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya in the name of Lucas Nilsson for his Fifth Birthday!  Micheal Roine shares his thoughts and feelings about the tragedy at Westgate Mall in Nairobi on the 21st of September, 2013. Micheal, now eleven years old, wrote a […]






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