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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. Often referred to as nuns, Catholic sisters are a strong force in addressing Africa's challenges head-on and creating hope for a bright future.
Educated sisters are able to impact more people and make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals in Africa.
Why educate a Catholic sister?
Catholic nuns in Africa are using their education to solve some of the biggest development challenges our world is facing today.
- They 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.
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.
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Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA)
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International service learning opportunities for faculty, students and sisters.
Our ImpactOur statistics from educating Sisters in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa show the incredible impact1 that Sisters (Nuns) 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 2.2M+ people in poor, rural communities across Africa— where help is needed most.
Alumnae and their mentees have raised $19.3M+ in funding for community sustainability and improvement projects.
Educated sisters have mentored nearly 21,000 people, sharing the skills they've learned with other sisters and community members.
Alumnae projects initiated by sisters have created 3,800+ jobs in under-served rural African communities.
How educated sisters are making an impact
Sr. Josemaria is using her SLDI education to improve healthcare services and strengthen the resource mobilization skills of several congregations in Nigeria.
Sr. Mary Sarah strengthens the vitality of her congregation through leadership and governance training.
3 days ago: Congregations of Catholic sisters in Africa are being strengthened from within through ASEC programs.
last week: An SHCJ/ASEC joint effort provides financial support to African sisters responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and serving the poor and vulnerable in their communities.
last week: Sisters from ASEC's programs are finding new and innovative ways to serve the poor and vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.