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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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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

2 days 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

last week: [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

2 weeks 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 possibilities for girls in Africa

3 weeks ago: [Kenya] HESA alumna Sr. Ann 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 weeks 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

last month: [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

last month: [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

last month: [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

2 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

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

Many people living in sub-Saharan Africa are afraid to begin life anew due to disease, poverty and lack of resources. Catholic Sisters bring renewed hope to poor and marginalized communities across Africa.

Sisters renew hope in Africa for the poor and marginalized

2 months ago: [Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, SouthSudan, Uganda] ASEC educates religious women who are renewing hope in Africa for poor and marginalized communities. Catholic Sisters provide hope in Africa many people living who are afraid to begin life anew due to disease, poverty and lack of resources.

Catholic Sisters aren’t ‘just’ building infrastructure in Africa. They are building hope in communities where hope does not exist.

Sisters Build Hope by improving infrastructure in Africa

2 months ago: [Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, SouthSudan, Tanzania] Catholic Sisters are using their education to build infrastructure in Africa as they work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9 (SDG 9): Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

The presence of Sr. Stephany Ayomah, Sisters of Mary Immaculate (SMI), is vital to the rural community of Ordorme, Nanumba North district, Ghana.

Improving nutrition, reducing poverty and creating jobs in Ghana

3 months ago: [Ghana] Sr. Stephany's human development projects are improving nutrition, reducing poverty and creating jobs in Ghana.

Thanks to Sr. Immaculata, the library now serves over 3,000 students and staff. Through the power of reading, children now have access to books filled with knowledge.

Library builds minds and improves literacy in Nigeria

3 months ago: [Nigeria] Sr. Immaculata works to improve the literacy rate in Nigeria by obtaining funds to construct a children's library and the learning materials to fill it.

Sr. Benedicta Anslem is rebuilding Tanzania infrastructure through her grant writing skills and construction projects. She's always looking for ways to get involved in her service work.

Rebuilding Tanzania infrastructure, one brick at a time

3 months ago: [Tanzania] Sr. Benedicta Anslem is improving infrastructure and building hope in Tanzania, one brick at a time.

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