First Day of Secondary School, by Ismael Kiprotich Siget
Many thanks Johanna and Tim Masters for your annual Christmas donation to Lift the Lid! This year to show our appreciation, Ismael Kiprotich Siget from Mogonjet Secondary School in Kericho, Kenya shares his essay “First Day of Secondary School.”
Ismael describes the morning his father woke him with the news that he would be going to high school. He was eighteen years old at the time and it was a day he’ll never forget.
Your donation will go toward the scholarship fund at Mogonjet, which helps motivated students whose parents cannot afford school fees to continue their education. This year Lift the Lid is funding three students for a full year of school, enabling them to pursue their dreams without further interruption. Thank you, again. We couldn’t think of a better Christmas present!
I loved reading the details of your first day at Mogonjet! I could picture your transition from your home to your new school clearly, and you captured the emotions you felt starting this important new chapter in your life! Keep going with your writing and your studies. You will achieve your goals!
I enjoyed reading your essay, and compliment you on your good English. No doubt, this has made a wonderful impact on your life, being able to attend secondary school. I’m happy for you and wish you the very best in your future endeavors! Education is the best investment you can make, and will pay off in many, many ways!