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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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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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So Much More Than a School, The School in a Cart

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The street kids in Cubao, the Philippines need The School in a Cart for the same reasons why other kids need a home. The School in a Cart is a safe place where the students are cared for, encouraged to stay in school, and assisted with their learning and life-skills. The School in a Cart […]






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Celebrating Mogonjet’s Tailor Shop

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Mogonjet Secondary School in Kericho, Kenya held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday the 19th of July to officially open their new tailor shop. There was dancing and singing, and the school and community expressed deep appreciation to all those who contributed towards the facility. Many thanks to those who supported Lift the Lid in giving […]






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A Narrow Escape, by Favour Wambui

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Many thanks to Cherry Provost for her significant contribution to Lenana Girls High School in Kitale, Kenya. Cherry is on the Board of Directors of Lift the Lid and has been a Trustee of several esteemed art and educational institutions. She has served on the Board of Governors for The National Arts Club in Manhattan […]






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Unforgettable Lesson, by Joan Chepngeno — 1st Place Winner

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Lift the Lid is proud to announce the winner of the 5th Annual Writing Competition at Mogonjet Secondary School in Kericho, Kenya. Joan Chepngeno was chosen from nine finalists for her personal essay “Unforgettable Lesson.” She writes, “The music blaring from the speakers inside the bus sounded like screeching monkeys to me. My mood would […]






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My Experience, by Joy Huldah Moraa

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Thank you, again, Amran Hussein of Manhattan, New York for supporting Lift the Lid as we work to improve the education of underprivileged children. Lift the Lid helps selected schools to become self-sufficient and encourages the students to write. To show her appreciation, Joy Moraa of Lenana Girls High School in Kitale, Kenya would like to […]






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You Don’t Have to Say Yes to Early Marriage by Lavina Yego

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In response to my blog post on Choose NOW Ministries titled Why Are My Periods Painful?, Bridget Caletka from Texas has made a donation to Lift the Lid’s latest fundraiser, The Miracle Project. Our goal is to supply 25 students from Lenana Girls High School with reusable sanitary towels or The Moon Cup®. If we […]






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My Life Experience by Faith Mutua

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Many heartfelt thanks to Jennifer Lyons in London for making a significant donation to the schools we support through Cinven private equity firm. We would like to share an essay of sheer faith and determination, written by fifteen-year-old Faith Mutua of Lenana Girls High School in Kitale, Kenya. Lenana is a boarding school for girls […]






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