Education Facility Development

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Bishop Lawi Imathiu Secondary School, Kithoka Kenya

original classroom block completed in 2009

Bishop Lawi Imathiu Secondary School (BLISS) is a public day school that serves families in the community offering a cost effective alternative to the predominant boarding school system in Kenya.

Current enrollment exceeds 700 and is considered a high performing school  
based on student performance on their National Exams.

Second Block of Classrooms mirrors the original. 
Completed in 2014
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    2018-2021 BLISS HALL - MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING

 

Construction of BLISS Hall, started in 2018, provides space for 1,000 persons to gather.This space provides for activities integral to the school’s operation and community gatherings. Activities include: student dining, school assemblies, special events such as graduation, parent-teacher meetings, music rehearsal & performance, inter-school events, and national exam taking in addition to community gatherings.  No longer do students stand outside in inclement weather for morning assembly and eating lunch.
 

 
$120,459 Total Granted through KUEF  Since 2018
includes $25,000 from partner, Ann Arbor First United Methodist Church, Michigan



 

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JANUARY 2021

UPDATE

 

BLISS WATER TANK

The BLISS water tank was severely damaged during a storm last fall. 

It was repaired/ replaced through a grant from KUEF

This is a vital source of water not only for BLISS but additional area schools. 

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2018 - 2020 BLISS Public Health Initiative
 Constructed modern toilet facilities for 700 BLISS students, replacing pit latrines, thereby
improving sanitation and public health at the school. 
                                                                        PHASE I COMPLETED in 2018                                                               -construction of girl's toilet and wash facility to promote good hygiene and safety with 
septic systems and BIO-incinerator for sanitary pad disposal.

             PHASE 2 COMPLETED in 2020 boys toilet facilities
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 BEFORE…BLISS had a few outhouses, shown below

AFTER..separate boys & girls facilities

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2017 - School Kitchens at Kithoka and Gichunge Primary Schools

2016 BLISS Second Science Lab Classroom Block and

School Assembly Area & Flag Pole

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 

- Nelson Mandella

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