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KUEF partners with Kithoka community near Meru, Kenya
develop sustainable solutions to improve education for those living in acute poverty. 

"Urithi(pronounced: oo-re-dee) in the Kimeru language literally means 'to feed, nurture or nourish'.

---------------------------- Our Current Projects


"Pamoja Tunaweza Kulea Watoto Wetu"
Kiswhaili translates to "Together We Can Nurture Our Children". 

KUEF is continuously looking for ways to improve access to and quality of education in the Kithoka area. After numerous discussions with Principals and teachers at BLISS, Gichunge and Kithoka Primary schools and some baseline research conducted by our Research Interns, KUEF has decided to support the development of a school feeding program to provide meals at the two primary schools. Currently they are not feeding students.

Almost 30 % of  these primary school children are malnourished and alarmingly, some are 'wasting' - or severely malnourished.  You can help feed these children. Consider a donation to this program and literally NOURISH young lives. 

Hear about the impact of the Feeding Program from a Kenyan Primary School Student.

Pennies for Porridge Program


"Elimu kwa Wasichana kila Siku"
Kiswhaili translates to "Education for Girls Everyday"

This project plays an important role in keeping young women in school every day. Typically Kenyan girls miss one week of school every month. This program launched in June 2011. Currently we are able to provide feminine supplies for 300 young women in Kithoka to keep them in school everyday.

Learn more about this program. Plans are coming together to make this program sustainable. 

Learn about KUEF' Board President Larry Dittmar's ambitious endeavor to initiate a Band and Orchestra program for the Kithoka community.  BLISS is one of few secondary schools in the nation to have a band.  This is a remarkable accomplishment serving a Day School focused on educating the rural poor in Kenya. 

This significant program was honored fall of 2010 at the Nairobi TEDx event.  Learn more about the BLISS band and the Meru Music Project. 

Shar Music from Ann Arbor, MI donated fifty violins to launch our newest primary string instrument program January 2011.


  BLISS Facility Building Fund

KUEF is partnering to expand the BLISS educational complex to alleviate overcrowding and increase enrollment.

Current building plans include:
(1) an additional 8 Classroom Block, and
(2) Multi-Purpose Facility to be used for the Meru Music Program, student dining, and community events.


Teacher Development Grants

Recognizing the crucial role that teachers and staff play in student success, KUEF has set up a  fund for additional training for BLISS staff and support toward acquiring advanced degrees. All donations go directly to BLISS.



Computer Development and Support 

A service team from KUEF set up a 13 workstation computer lab at BLISS in the fall of 2010.  KUEF continues to develop and expand computer use in local schools.

KUEF offers a 'hand up' not a 'hand out."
All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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