It feels so good that there are people who are willing to share much of themselves to others.
It feels so good that there are people who are willing to share much of themselves to others.

Support a School = Encourage Creativity

Lift the Lid, Inc. helps struggling schools with little more than a roof and four walls. Overcrowded, lacking in tools, teachers and structure, these schools are often the only hope for children brimming with talent and the desire to learn.

We believe encouraging students to be creative instills confidence and hope. It also sends the message that someone cares. Sometimes that’s all it takes to reveal the hidden talent in children and to give them a future.

Join us in encouraging creativity! When you give to one of our sponsored schools, you also show interest in a student’s writing.

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Ninth Writing Comp winners - Mogonjet - May 2019

Mogonjet’s Ninth Annual Writing Competition

We are proud to announce the winners of our Ninth Annual Writing Competition at Mogonjet Secondary School in Bomet County, Kenya (near Kericho.)

One first place, five-second place winners, and two honorable mentions were chosen. Each second-place winner receives a monetary award to put toward his or her education, while the first place winner is given double the amount in order to purchase a study tool or special treat for his or her class. All participants receive books!

Brian from Form Two (Sophomore) is this year’s First Place winner.

You can see more pictures from the ninth annual writing competition and read Brian’s essays by clicking the button below

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Climbing for Water – Namelok Junior Academy

I ski toured (uphill skiing) in Zermatt, Switzerland in order to raise $4000 to pipe clean water to Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya. This was a solo tour, climbing up to 13,000 feet, depending on conditions, and something I’d never attempted before. Your support meant a lot to me and everything to the 81 kids we support at Namelok Junior Academy through Lift the Lid.

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Lift the Lid is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our Tax ID number is 27-2974363.

Lift the Lid is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our Tax ID number is 27-2974363.

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Lift the Lid’s Mission

Since December of 2010, Lift the Lid has raised money for underfunded schools and has brought them out of obscurity by publishing the students’ writing.

How we support the schools in Kenya, Tanzania and the Philippines:

  1. Financially – All money raised by Lift the Lid goes toward the construction of classrooms and facilities, supplying textbooks, paper and pens, lunches, sports equipment and buses.
  2. Intellectually – For each donation made, Lift the Lid publishes a student’s poem or personal essay on our website and sends the link to the donor as a thank you.

We believe that financial support, coupled with the opportunity for self-expression, will allow students to realize and cultivate their talents.

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