Our Mission, Philosophy, Values and Work Kenyan
Urithi Education Fund (KUEF) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization
that works in partnership with local Kenyan communities
develop and grow projects that enrich and enhance education.
Our mission is to expand and enhance
the educational resources in the Kithoka community near Meru, Kenya.
Primary activities are focused on the Bishop Lawi Imathiu Secondary School, the largest day (vs. boarding) secondary school in the area.
KUEF was founded in the belief that Education is a key
component for change and
addressing the issues of poverty for the 'Bottom
Billion" of the world's population.
Partnership - Working with
local leadership to support Kenyan vision and goals. We believe that
together we can bring about change. We recognize the mutuality
of experiences. We
value collaboration through careful listening.
– Supporting Kenyan leaders to transform their own lives and
offer a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out.’ We deliver critical
resources to encourage educational development and enrichment that
would otherwise be unattainable by our Kenya partners.
Sustainability - We support launching initiatives in
Kithoka that include plans for self-sustainability by the local community after
a reasonable period of time.
our work is focused on Kithoka, a rural area outside of Meru,
BLISS students are the first in their families to advance beyond
primary school. Educational access is transforming the Kithoka
Previous to the establishment of BLISS, fewer than 20 Kithoka
students attended high school. Currently nearly 400 are enrolled at
BLISS. Over 300 students have graduated from BLISS since 2007.
BLISS is fast becoming a 'model' day school in Kenya. Read more in Moses Marete's recent email on the News page.
The Kenyan Urithi Education Fund (KUEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.