Education Facility Development
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
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
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.
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
BEFORE…BLISS had a few outhouses, shown below
AFTER..separate boys & girls facilities
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