The 2023 HESA Partners Conference took place in Nairobi, Kenya from June 13-17th.
The 2023 HESA Partners Conference took place in Nairobi, Kenya from June 13-17, 2023. US and Africa staff joined representatives from the 24 colleges/universities that ASEC partners at the Sarova Panafric Nairobi Hotel.
The theme of the conference was Mission of a Catholic University in the 21st Century.
The goals of the conference were to discuss the HESA program, network, and learn about institutional culture, mission, and values as a Catholic colleges/universities.
Facilitation was provided by Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, EdD President of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities & Michael James, PhD Director of the the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education and Resident Minister at Boston College.
US staff and US partner representatives also completed site visits during the trip (April Fowlkes, Chestnut Hill & Jim Sullivan, Marywood). Pictures have been uploaded to the Photo Share, see link.
Be a Ray of Hope
Communities across Africa are counting on Catholic Sisters, but 71% lack the education needed to carry out their important mission work. You can be a Ray of Hope for a Sister who needs you by donating to her education today.
Sr. Maria N. Isaya, a religious woman of the Institute of the Little Sisters of St. Francis in Tanzania, started her journey with ASEC in 2016 through the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA). Since then she has brought transformation to her community by using her skills to provide education to those in poverty, improving their overall quality of life.