Alt About Us

  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

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. 

Our Philosophy

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.


  Our Core Values

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.

Empowerment – Supporting Kenyan leaders to transform their own lives and communities. We 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

Currently our work is focused on Kithoka, a rural area outside of Meru, Kenya. Many BLISS students are the first in their families to advance beyond primary school. Educational access is transforming the Kithoka community.

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.