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ASEC is serving Catholic Sisters in 10 sub-Saharan African countries, providing access to educational opportunities. There is much to celebrate regarding the work of ASEC and the impact of Sisters who are benefiting from our programs.

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Sisters from ASEC programs invite you to take a serious look at what you can do to better care for our environment. Ask yourself what mark you are leaving on the face of Mother Earth. What action can you take to erase that mark?

Unmarking Mother Earth; Sisters solve environmental issues in Africa

last month: [Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia] Sisters are dedicated to solving the serious environmental issues facing Africa today, leaving the world in better condition than how they received it.

90% of the children attending the school where Sr. Mary Mukuha, FMI ministers did not have a desk. A lack of basic facilities, such as desks, contributes to an inability to facilitate effective learning.

A classroom without desks in rural Kenya

last month: [Kenya] A lack of desks for school students remains a serious problem in rural areas in Kenya. But, Sr. Mary is changing that for students of Fr. Anthony Pagani Primary School.

ASEC staff and partners visit to Kikyusa Primary & Secondary schools in Kikyusa, Uganda, run by the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross (MHC).

ASEC staff visit alumnae projects in Uganda

last month: [Uganda] ASEC staff and partners visit several ASEC alumnae projects in Uganda to learn more about how ASEC programs are helping Sisters in their ministry work and service to the poor and marginalized:

Soon after graduating from ASEC's SLDI program, Sr. Elizabeth Kasanga was promoted to be Assistant Headmistress of the Corradini Pre and Primary School in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Teachers in Africa battle educational poverty

2 months ago: [Ghana, Kenya, SouthSudan, Tanzania, Zambia] Across Africa, Catholic Sisters battle educational poverty and so much more as they mold the minds of the future generation.

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Sisters at the forefront of sustainable agriculture in Africa

3 months ago: [Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia] African Sisters are practicing sustainable agriculture and farming to solve problems like malnutrition and food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sr. Eunice Okobia, MMM is a beneficiary of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation SLDI Alumnae Signature Grant, receiving the funds to purchase a cervical screening machine for her medical clinic.

Free cervical cancer screenings made possible for women in Nigeria

3 months ago: [Nigeria] SLDI alumna Sr. Eunice is ensuring that Nigerian women, regardless of their income, receive health education, proper maternal care and life-saving cervical screenings.

Sr. Esther began her ministry work with a community based health care program, caring for HIV/AIDS patients living in the Nairobi slums.

From nursing student to hospital CEO

4 months ago: [Kenya] HESA pilot nursing student achieves success as CEO of St. Francis Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

Catholic nuns with healing hands and valuable nursing skills are improving healthcare in communities across Africa.

Nursing education helping nuns improve healthcare in Africa

4 months ago: [Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia] Catholic nuns in Africa receive quality education through ASEC, providing them with valuable nursing skills to improve healthcare in their communities.

HESA Alumna Sr. Anne Kamene, ASN (front, center) is the Director of Cheshire Home for Girls in Lumuru, Kenya. Cheshire Home provides a residential and training program for girls with varying mental and physical disabilities.

Turning disability into possibility for girls in Africa

4 months ago: [Kenya] HESA alumna Sr. Anne is providing opportunities for girls with mental and physical disabilities in Kenya so they can reach their true potential.

The Good Shepherd Sisters sponsor orphans and poor children who cannot afford education. Through a grant they acquired, they provide the children with school fees, uniforms, healthcare and counseling. The children also keep chickens and rabbits for nutrition and finance purposes.

Education for orphans in Kenya

4 months ago: [Kenya] Sr. Lucy is using the skills she learned from ASEC's SLDI program to sponsor and support orphans in Kenya in desperate need of quality education.

The main purpose of the HIV Positive and Orphaned/Vulnerable Children project is to advocate and care for children who are and are not born with HIV/AIDS. At the forefront of this work is SLDI alumna Sr. Patricia Kyambuu.

Mercy for children born with HIV in Kenya

5 months ago: [Kenya] When Sr. Patricia finished ASEC's SLDI program, she knew exactly how to use her new skills in basic technology, administration and leadership: to help orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya living with HIV/AIDS.

Sisters spearhead youth projects in Africa, providing hope for the future generation

Sisters spearhead youth projects in Africa, providing hope for the future generation

5 months ago: [Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda] Religious sisters across Africa are using their ASEC education to spearhead projects in support of Africa's youth and future generation.

Father Christmas gives gifts and spreads Christmas joy to internally displaced children of Cameroon.

"Holiday Hope" for internally displaced children in Cameroon

5 months ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Louisa is using skills learned in ASEC's SLDI program to bring holiday cheer to displaced children in war-torn Cameroon.

Sr. Mary Frimpong visits with a mother and her premature baby, who was born at 7 months. The mother was at the hospital's Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre, which helps educate families how to cook nutritious and balanced meals. Photo Credit: Global Sisters Report

Patient dignity comes first at healthcare facility in Ghana

5 months ago: [Ghana] Optometry Nurse and Catholic Nun Sr. Mary Frimpong follows in Jesus' footsteps with a special emphasis on patient dignity in her healthcare ministry in Ghana.

Sr. Hellen Matchado is improving nutrition and food security in Malawi for pregnant women. Here, she's seen feeding a malnourished child and demonstrating positive parenting to new mothers.

Improving food security in Malawi for new mothers

6 months ago: [Malawi] Sr. Hellen is using skills learned in ASEC's SLDI program to ease the stress of motherhood affecting women across Malawi.

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