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Sr. Rita

Sr. Rita


Sr. Rita wants to be a primary school teacher and help the most vulnerable in society; women and children.

Your sponsorship will provide a Sister, just like Sr. Rita, with secondary school tuition; the first step in achieving her career goals. Just $20 will pay for one week of a Sister's education.

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Sr. Rita is a member of the congregation Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate (LSMI) in Zambia. She is a 2-year scholarship recipient who received her diploma in primary education from Kasama College of Education, Zambia, in December 2018.

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Update on Sr. Rita

What the Lord has done for me I cannot tell it all.

I remember those days I reached KACE to begin my three-year program in early childhood education. After a few awkward experiences my dreams were becoming shattered.

Thanks be to God for everything is possible with him because I had to embrace humility which helped me pull through both academically and socially.

Many thanks to ASEC for continuous support ensuring that we understood why we were studying helping the most vulnerable in society women and children. To keep my charism and spirituality during my studies as the young people I was studying with were on different levels and how to handle the challenges of life.

The two-year sponsorship I received will go along way in my life, the life of the congregation and the children I will serve in schools and society. I pray for you that you may continue with the same spirit to help many others so that they can offer better services to the church and society at large.

Today as I celebrate and give my success story, I extend my gratitude to the donors and my Provincial Superior and councilors for the support and encouragement. God bless you always.

Thank you very much.

Sr. Rita
ASEC Scholarship Recipient, Zambia

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Your sponsorship will provide a Sister like Sr. Rita with secondary school tuition; the first step in achieving her career goals. Just $20 will bring a Ray of Hope into a Sister's life and those she will serve.

Bigwa Tuition Costs: $20 (one week) | $85 (one month) | $1,000 (one year) | $2,000 (two years)

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Learn more about ASEC's Scholarship Program

Watch the video below to learn more about how ASEC's Scholarship Program bridges the gap to higher education for Sisters in Africa.

About ASEC

The African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) was established in 1999 by four Catholic universities in the U.S. and their congregations:

  • the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill College)
  • the Sisters of IHM of Scranton (Marywood University)
  • the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia (Neumann University)
  • the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (Rosemont College)

That same year, ASEC set up computer labs and began providing technology workshops to African Sisters in five pilot countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. We received 501(c)(3) nonprofit approval in 2006.

ASEC now serves 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with over 50 partnerships in the USA and Africa combined.

Need more info? Read our extensive evaluation reports to understand our program outcomes and performance. Our reports are dated back to 2007! Don't forget to check out our Press & Media page, too.

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