A lifelong lover of writing, author Sara Goff founded the global 501(c)(3) educational charity Lift the Lid, Inc. in 2010. Lift the Lid supports underprivileged schools and works with the students to explore self-expression through writing.
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Lift the Lid supports schools in Kenya, Tanzania, and the Philippines. 100% of all donations fund scholarships and projects that improve the students’ education – such as building classrooms; buying uniforms, shoes, books, and school supplies; implementing a lunch program; providing learning tablets with training, and making menstrual cups available. Lift the Lid has also started a band at The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines, providing ongoing free music lessons.
As a longterm project, Lift the Lid allocates funds to improve the schools’ libraries.
“Encouraging students to read and write 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 better future.”
Click on the above photo to read Joan’s essay, “An Unforgettable Lesson.”
Please consider helping the schools we support in Kenya, Tanzania, and the Philippines. You can make a secure donation HERE.