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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


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 asec-sldi.org.

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

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Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, PhD

Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, PhD
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Sr. Nancy Kamau, LSOSF
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