ASEC News & Reflections

ASEC is serving 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. We encourage our staff, sisters in the program, and friends of ASEC to contribute their own news and success stories. Below you will find impactful stories and reflections written in their own words.

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Volunteering in Tanzania through ASEC's Service Learning program changed her life.

Volunteering in Tanzania changed my life

last month: [Tanzania, USA] Marywood University alumna Emily Schweiger reflects on volunteering in Tanzania through ASEC's Service Learning Program and its effects on her life.

In 2018, 46 students graduated from Bigwa Seminary Secondary School in Tanzania. 29 of those students were able to graduate because of the ASEC two year Bigwa scholarship.

Scholarshop recipients graduate from Bigwa Secondary School

6 months ago: [Tanzania] A celebration is held for the 2018 graduating class and the 50th Anniversary of the Bigwa Seminary Secondary School.

Bigwa 2017 form six graduates from L-R: Sr. Genovefa Mrope, OSB, Sr. Syrilla, OSB, and Sr. Idda Mponzi (Collegine sister) express their gratitude to ASEC donors for the financial support of their Bigwa scholarships.

22 ASEC scholarship recipients graduate from Bigwa Secondary School

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] ASEC donors supported the scholarships of 22 students who successfully graduated from Bigwa Secondary School in April, 2017. Sr. Maria discusses the success of Bigwa school in the area of society development.

Women religious studying biology at Bigwa Girls Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. A grant in March 2011 funded ASEC to support Bigwa with construction of labs for physics, chemistry, and biology.

Africa: Women and girls study science-related fields

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] ASEC stands in support of Catholic Sisters in Africa working in science-related fields, especially students in its Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) and Scholarship programs.

2016 Form V Bigwa Sisters School scholarship applicants.

2016 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients tell their stories

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Read these short stories from 2016 Scholarship Program applicants from Bigwa Sisters School.

Dormitory expansion in Tanzania is slow but keeps girls in school

Dormitory expansion in Tanzania is slow but keeps girls in school

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] In so many places around the world, the challenge to lowering teen pregnancy rates is a complicated combination of social pressure, poverty and oppression of women. Tanzania suffers from all of those issues, but they've also found a startlingly simple solution: Build a dormitory. From Global Sisters Report

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago support Scholarship Program for 3rd consecutive year.

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago support Scholarship Program for 3rd consecutive year.

more than a year ago.: [Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania] ASEC awarded $63,100 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. This is the third consecutive year the Franciscan Sisters have supported the Scholarship Program.

2015 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients and Site Visit Report

2015 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients and Site Visit Report

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] 28 sisters were awarded an ASEC scholarship to study at Bigwa Sisters Secondary School. Professor Donald Miller & Sr. Jane Wakahiu visited Bigwa in January 2015.

2014 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

2014 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Congratulations to the 2014 Bigwa Secondary School Scholarship Recipients

2013 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients

2013 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Four girls receive 2013 ASEC scholarship to attend the Bigwa School

2013 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

2013 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Congratulations to the 2013 Bigwa Secondary School scholarship recipients.

Friends from Marywood donate to Bigwa

Friends from Marywood donate to Bigwa

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Our friends from Marywood University have donated $1,160 to ASEC to support the education of girls to attend the Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania.

ASEC awarded a $50,000 grant for Bigwa scholarships

ASEC awarded a $50,000 grant for Bigwa scholarships

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] ASEC was awarded a $50,000 grant in May 2013 from the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago for Bigwa scholarships.

2013 Grant for Bigwa School from the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

2013 Grant for Bigwa School from the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] ASEC has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago (FSC) for its Bigwa Secondary School Scholarship Program.

2012 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

2012 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Congratulations to the 2012 Bigwa Secondary School scholarship recipients.

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