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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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In Kampala, Uganda, the Good Samaritan Sisters care for the elderly, poor, destitute, disabled and neglected at Mapeera Bakateyamba Home for the Elderly and Sick.

Supporting Seniors: Catholic sisters provide sustainable, long-term care for Africa's elderly

Yesterday: [Lesotho, Uganda] Educated nuns in Africa are becoming mutigenerational change multipliers by providing support to the most senior members of their communities.

Sr. Albertina interacts with residents of Reitumetse Old Age Home in Lesotho, where she completed her college field experience.

Field experience with the elderly affirms sister's passion for social work

2 days ago: [Lesotho] Sr. Albertina's field experience with the elderly affirms her passion for the social work field, where she has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable.

Innovative technology provides flouride-free, clean water to Kenyans

Innovative technology provides flouride-free, clean water to Kenyans

2 weeks ago: [Kenya] SLDI alumna collaborates with partners to implement an innovative water filtration process to remove fluoride and provide over 7,000 in Kasarani, Kenya with clean water.

You can support young girls in Africa by donating to the education of a Sister who uplifts her every single day.

Advancing the girl child in Africa: How Catholic sisters are empowering the next generation of women

3 weeks ago: [Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia] Nuns in Africa are using their education to become change agents and forces multipliers of good by leading and supporting young women.

A Catholic Sister's journey from leader to servant leader

A Catholic Sister's journey from leader to servant leader

last month: [Kenya] Sr. Ruth uses skills she learned in ASEC programs to be a role model and servant leader in her community.

Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, tries her hand at baking bread during a staff site visit to Cabana Sisters' Bread Bakery in Uganda. The Cabana Bakery is run by SLDI and HESA alumna Sr. Maria Teopista Namigga and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix (IHMR) Sisters.

Catholic nuns building businesses across Africa

last month: [Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda] Entrepreneurial Catholic sisters are building businesses across Africa to meet the needs of the poor and marginalized.

Sr. Caroline Acha, SST, serves in a remote area of northwest Cameroon. Her ASEC education is helping her to overcome the many challenges facing her community.

Improving education and women’s empowerment in rural Cameroon

last month: [Cameroon] Sr. Caroline uses her ASEC education to provide quality education for children and economic opportunities for marginalized women in rural Cameroon.

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

Srs. Gisele and Lucy developed a project to serve families living in urban poverty in the slums of Kenya. The project focuses on microloans for women, small business development and education of at-risk children.

Reducing poverty through microloans for women in Kenya

2 months ago: [Kenya] Srs. Gisele and Lucy are using the skills they learned in ASEC's SLDI program to provide microloans for Kenyan women living in urban poverty.

Through the foundation of their education, ASEC and SLDI alumnae consistently provide a stable foundation for the building up of other women and their surrounding communities. Here, SLDI alumna Sr. Judith Mwango, FMDM, is winnowing with local women farmers in Zambia.

Nuns in Africa spearhead women's empowerment projects

2 months ago: [Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria] Catholic Sisters in Africa are using education to empower women and work toward gender equality.

Over 90 million (nearly 11%) of the undernourished population are children under five years old.

Catholic Nuns Improve Food Security in Africa

3 months ago: [Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, SouthSudan, Uganda] In Africa, severe food insecurity and undernourishment is on the rise. But, educated Nuns are changing that reality for the communities they serve.

Despite the justice issues affecting sub-Saharan Africa, alumnae of ASEC’s programs are dedicated to changing the region’s narrative on advocacy and human rights.

Justice for All - Nuns advocate for the rights of the marginalized in Africa

4 months ago: [Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria] SLDI and HESA alumnae are at the forefront of social change and the promotion of justice, as they address injustice in their communities.

Sr. Monica and Sr. Imelda received promotions to head teachers upon receiving education degrees through ASEC’s Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program.

Nuns promoting holistic education at Kikyusa schools in Uganda

4 months ago: [Uganda] Quality education, community support and strong leadership results in a thriving student body led by Srs. Monica and Imelda.

Sr. Magdalena used her interpersonal relation skills to acquire much needed items for Alinafe Community Hospital in Malawi. She was promoted to her position as Administrator of the hospital after completing ASEC's SLDI program in 2018.

Filling healthcare gaps in Malawi

5 months ago: [Malawi] Sr. Magdalena uses her newfound skills to streamline hospital operations and improve patient care.

A lack of clean water affects nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide, the majority of which live in isolated rural areas. Water scarcity prevents many children, especially girls, from receiving an education.

Stream of Hope; clean water in Africa

6 months ago: [Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania] Catholic Nuns write grants and raise funds to support clean water projects in African communities.

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