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Since Sr. Anastasia received her Bachelor’s of Clinical Science via ASEC's Scholarship program, she's been serving in a rural place providing professional healthcare to patients who otherwise would not have access to treatment.

Access to Quality Healthcare in Zambia

last week: [Zambia] Sr. Anastasia provides obstetric, gynecological and surgical treatment to patients who would otherwise have limited to no access to medical care.

ASEC scholarship recipient Fidesta Mashambo graduates from Bigwa Secondary School in 2019. Her academic performance at Bigwa contributed to the school's most improved academic performance award.

Bigwa Secondary School in Tanzania achieves academic excellence

2 weeks ago: [Tanzania] Bigwa Sisters Seminary Secondary School receives “Most Improved Schools” award for high academic performance.

The grant will be used for education scholarships for Catholic Sisters in Africa; especially those working in fields related to healthcare and teaching.

Partnership provides nursing/teacher scholarships for Catholic Sisters in Africa

2 weeks ago: [Tanzania] Education scholarships are made possible by the National Catholic Community Foundation (NCCF) Tomorrow's Leaders: Educating Children in Healthier Families Fund.

Sr. Francisca Damoah, SIJ, ASEC Regional Director West Africa, plays with a child at St. Elizabeth Day Center for Children & Young Adults with Disabilities, Ghana, during a site visit (June, 2018).

ASEC's Scholarship Program expands to Ghana

3 weeks ago: [Ghana] ASEC will now fund scholarships for Catholic Sisters in Ghana who wish to pursue degrees and training for special education.

11 ASEC-sponsored students graduated from Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania with their 27 classmates (May 18, 2019).

Scholarship Program, 2019 year in review

4 months ago: [Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia] A year in review of ASEC's Scholarship Program for women religious in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Read about the program growth, celebrations and achievements as 2019 comes to an end.

Efficient, confident and competent in her accountant career

Efficient, confident and competent in her accountant career

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Sr. Florida receives two promotions in her accountant career after completing her ASEC-sponsored education.

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 (April, 2018).

Scholarship Program, 2018 year in review

more than a year ago.: [Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia] A year in review of ASEC's Scholarship Program for women religious in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Read about the program growth, celebrations and achievements as 2018 comes to an end.

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

Volunteering in Tanzania changed my life

more than a year ago.: [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

more than a year 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] On #WomenScienceDay, ASEC shines a light on gender barriers in the science field and aims to support women and engage girls in STEM education.

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.

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