In Her Shoes, by Lavina Yego
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. Our latest project, going into 2015, is to take part in helping Lenana build a science laboratory. Science is an integral part of life and students need more than books to fully understand its purpose.
To express our gratitude, Lavina Yego has written a poem called “In Her Shoes,” which makes the point that graduating from high school is just the beginning. Education, training, mentoring, and financial assistance must continue through university and beyond. It is a long and fascinating road of sacrifice and hard work, but girls must stay on it to improve themselves, their family and community. Thank you, again!