Unforgettable Lesson, by Joan Chepngeno – 1st Place Winner
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 not let me appreciate anything.” Click on the image below to read her shocking personal story about when she was wrongly jailed.
Joan accepting her award from Rev. Joseph Rono, our dear friend and contact at Mogonjet. She received the book GLASS GIRL by Laura Anderson Kurk, as well as $50 to put toward books/supplies for her class and $50 to put toward her personal school fees and supplies.