Representative Kyle J. Mullins visits ASEC, local Scranton nonprofit organization

African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)

ASEC Executive Director Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D. of Uganda (left) and ASEC Asst. Director of Development Sr. Nancy Kamau, LSOSF, of Kenya (center) pose with Hon. Kyle J Mullins (right) at ASEC's headquarters, located on Marywood University's campus in Scranton, PA

Follow ASEC on

Rep. Kyle J. Mullins meets with Executive Director of Scranton nonprofit, African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

On Friday, May 24, 2019, African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) staff were delighted by a visit from Hon. Kyle J Mullins, the representative from 112th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Rep. Mullins took time to meet with ASEC Executive Director Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D. of Uganda and ASEC Asst. Director of Development Sr. Nancy Kamau, LSOSF, of Kenya. Marywood University, one of of ASEC’s eight founding institutions, hosts the nonprofit’s headquarters on their campus in Scranton, PA.

Sr. Draru and Rep. Mullins met briefly at Marywood University's Sixth Annual Community Leadership Celebration on Thursday, May 2, 2019. In a friendly follow-up visit, Rep. Mullins toured ASEC headquarters and extended his help and guidance to Sr. Draru. Rep. Mullins also posed for several pictures with ASEC staff.

African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) is a non-profit organization facilitating access to education for women religious in sub-Saharan Africa. Graduates of ASEC’s programs demonstrate that educating a sister can result in rippling, far-reaching impacts that significantly contribute to sustainable development in Africa. Learn more at

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, ASEC Executive Director, at 570-961-4700 or

Be a Ray of Hope

Communities across Africa are counting on Catholic Sisters, but 80% 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.

Make a donation today »

Sharing this story is one of the easiest ways you can support our mission:

This article is addressing the following UN Sustainable Development Goal(s):

Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D.

Profiled in article
Executive Director  

Profiled in article
Assistant Director, Development  

Amy Fedele

Media and Communications Manager  

Leave a comment »

Keep Reading...

2019 ASEC Annual Board Meetings take place at Marywood University

May 1-2, 2019: ASEC’s annual Advisory Board and Board of Directors Meetings took place at ASEC USA headquarters located on Marywood University’s campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.

Dr. Tara Lopatofsky, Awarded Ph.D. for Research on Catholic Sisters in Kenya

ASEC HESA Evaluator Tara Lopatofsky, Ph.D., CCLS receives Doctorate in Administration and Leadership from Marywood University after successful defense of her research on the impact of post-secondary education on Catholic Sisters in Kenya.

ASEC staff meet in Ghana for collaborative leadership activities

ASEC staff from USA and ten African countries gather together in Accra, Ghana for a week-long staff training focused on collaborative leadership.

Don't forget to follow ASEC on social media:
Back to news »