Higher Education for Sisters in Africa
Sisters Leadership Development Initiative
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We educate African Sisters, improving their ability to impact communities.
While Africa is a continent of vast potential, it faces serious obstacles of poverty, chronic hunger, disease, ecological degradation and violence. Catholic Sisters are a strong force in harnessing that potential, addressing these obstacles head-on and creating hope for a bright future.
By providing access to education, Sisters are able to impact more people and make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals in Africa. Sisters are improving healthcare, hunger and access to clean water. They give voices to people who are wrongly persecuted and silenced. They care for the young, the old and the forgotten. They mentor others, create jobs, strengthen congregations and unite communities.
African Sisters are using their education to solve some of the biggest development challenges our world is facing today. The impact they are making in communities across Africa is both admirable and heroic. At ASEC, we've learned that if you give a Sister the tools to succeed, she's going to change the world.
Our ImpactOur statistics from educating sisters in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa show the incredible impact1 that sisters are making on marginalized communities. Because of people like YOU, ASEC has served over 5,300 sisters & stakeholders with INCREDIBLE results such as...
ASEC alumnae have served over 2.1 million people in poor, rural communities across Africa— where help is needed most.
Alumnae and their mentees have raised $16.5M in funding for community sustainability and improvement projects.
Educated sisters have mentored 14,000+ people, sharing the skills they've learned with other sisters and community members.
Alumnae projects initiated by sisters have created 3,500 jobs in under-served rural African communities.
How educated sisters are making an impact
HESA alumna Sr. Ann is providing opportunities for girls with mental and physical disabilities in Kenya so they can reach their true potential.
Sr. Lucy is using the skills she learned from ASEC's SLDI program to sponsor and support orphans in Kenya in desperate need of quality education.
2 days ago: SLDI alumna Sr. Eunice is ensuring that Nigerian women, regardless of their income, receive health education, proper maternal care and life-saving cervical screenings.
last week: HESA pilot nursing student achieves success as CEO of St. Francis Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
2 weeks ago: Catholic nuns in Africa receive quality education through ASEC, providing them with valuable nursing skills to improve healthcare in their communities.