ASEC Alumnae Projects by SDG

End poverty in all its forms everywhere End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure access to water and sanitation for all Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Reduce inequality within and among countries Sustainable Cities and Communities Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Blessed, Empowered and Happy: How Education Has Helped Fuel a Nun’s Life Work

Blessed, Empowered and Happy: How Education Has Helped Fuel a Nun’s Life Work

For Sr. Lucy, education has been the key to realizing the vision she had and fulling the mission of her community.

Investing in Africa’s Small Farms Yields Big Outcomes

Investing in Africa’s Small Farms Yields Big Outcomes

Catholic sisters in Africa are using crop and animal farming to sustainably support their local communities.

The Key To Success is Doing Ordinary Things Extraordinarily Well

The Key To Success is Doing Ordinary Things Extraordinarily Well

Sr. Leonarda has incorporated what she’s learned about leadership, finances and accountability into her ministry work to better serve the disabled and marginalized.

A Sustainable Farm Run by Catholic Nuns Reducing Food Insecurity in Rural Kenya

A Sustainable Farm Run by Catholic Nuns Reducing Food Insecurity in Rural Kenya

Sr. Susan is using her education to feed her community through a successful, sustainable farm in rural Kenya.

Tech-Savvy Sisters: Catholic Nuns Share How Technology Transforms Their Apostolates

Tech-Savvy Sisters: Catholic Nuns Share How Technology Transforms Their Apostolates

How Catholic nuns translate computer and tech skills into enhanced social services for Africa’s poor and vulnerable.

Nun Provides Safety to 700+ Young Students in Ghana

Nun Provides Safety to 700+ Young Students in Ghana

Sr. Irene Christine Oparku’s leadership and grant-writing skills have changed the lives of her students in Ghana.

Sisters Offering Refuge: How Training Catholic Sisters Provides Critical Help to Refugees

Sisters Offering Refuge: How Training Catholic Sisters Provides Critical Help to Refugees

Catholic nuns in Cameroon, Africa are using their financial and leadership training to help those displaced by war and violence.

Ugandan Nun Makes Huge Improvements at Rural Primary School

Ugandan Nun Makes Huge Improvements at Rural Primary School

As head teacher, Sr. Betty is using her HESA program education to provide a stable yet constantly improving learning environment for kids in Uganda.

African Sisters Cultivate Meaningful Change Through Mentoring

African Sisters Cultivate Meaningful Change Through Mentoring

Nuns provide guidance, motivation and support in their critical role as mentors, bringing to life the many benefits of mentorship in Africa.

One Sister’s Solutions to a War Torn South Sudan

One Sister’s Solutions to a War Torn South Sudan

Sr. Faida noticed how difficult it was for her neighbors to obtain healthy food during lockdown. So, she and the sisters taught them how to plant vegetables using sacks and broken buckets on their veranda.

Using Solar Energy to Support Kenyan Sisters in their Missions

Using Solar Energy to Support Kenyan Sisters in their Missions

The Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood in Kenya and Nairobi now have reliable, renewable energy thanks Sr. Susan’s grantmaking skills.

Bringing Light to the Darkness: Catholic Sisters on the Front Lines in Africa

Bringing Light to the Darkness: Catholic Sisters on the Front Lines in Africa

Catholic sisters have become a critical component of emergency response among local African communities in crisis.

Nun's Radio Show Disseminates COVID-19 Info to Zambians in Multiple Languages

Nun's Radio Show Disseminates COVID-19 Info to Zambians in Multiple Languages

Sr. Astridah is using the leadership skills she learned in ASEC's SLDI program to share critical health information about COVID-19 pandemic to 1.5 million Zambians via a multilingual radio show.

Following the Ripples - How Educating One Person Can Benefit Hundreds in Need

Following the Ripples - How Educating One Person Can Benefit Hundreds in Need

The stories of four African women who used their education to change the lives of hundreds of people they serve.

Reducing the Spread and Stigma of HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Reducing the Spread and Stigma of HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Sr. Norah is saving lives by providing preventative care and support services that reduce the spread and stigma of HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Catholic Sisters Create a Safer World by Protecting Africa’s Children

Catholic Sisters Create a Safer World by Protecting Africa’s Children

Catholic sisters are creating and running programs to protect the children who are the most at-risk among Africa’s rapidly growing population.

Meet 3 Sisters Behind Programs & Policies that Protect African Children

Meet 3 Sisters Behind Programs & Policies that Protect African Children

ASEC alumnae implement programs and policies that protect and promote the welfare of children in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia.

Hundreds of Girls in Rural Uganda Benefit from Practical, Holistic Education

Hundreds of Girls in Rural Uganda Benefit from Practical, Holistic Education

Two Catholic nuns have used their education to advance the Boni Consilii school, providing previously unimagined opportunity to young girls in Uganda.

The Unlikely Women Creating Jobs and Reducing Poverty in Africa

The Unlikely Women Creating Jobs and Reducing Poverty in Africa

ASEC program participants are applying their education and skills to create and sustain jobs across Africa.

Helping Survivors Heal from Trauma in Northern Uganda

Helping Survivors Heal from Trauma in Northern Uganda

Sr. Judith received a grant to start the Capacitar Trauma Healing project in response to the effects of war crimes & cultural acceptance of sexual & gender-based violence (SGBV) in Northern Uganda.

Holistic Education & Life Skill Development in Kenya

Holistic Education & Life Skill Development in Kenya

After three Kenyan sisters received their training and education through ASEC, they needed ensure students' needs were met holistically in order to successfully provide a formal education.

4 Women Changing the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Narrative in Africa

4 Women Changing the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Narrative in Africa

4 Catholic sisters whose service work is helping to prevent and reduce sexual and gender-based violence in Africa.

Nun's Ministry Improves Healthcare in Tanzania

Nun's Ministry Improves Healthcare in Tanzania

Sr. Edna earns a degree to serve as a pharmaceutical technician in Tanzania to improve healthcare in the country.

Nun Reaches Out to Underserved Street Boys of Kitale, Kenya

Nun Reaches Out to Underserved Street Boys of Kitale, Kenya

HESA alumna Sr. Winnie provides food, shelter and a new chance at life to adolescent street boys in Kitale, Kenya.

Sisters Rise to the Top of the Class

Sisters Rise to the Top of the Class

African nuns are reaching major academic achievements while amplifying their influence on some of the biggest challenges facing African society.

Girls' High School in Lesotho Thrives Under Sister's Stewardship

Girls' High School in Lesotho Thrives Under Sister's Stewardship

“[SLDI] has helped me a great deal because I couldn't stand in front of different stakeholders and, you know, address them on issues. ASEC gave me the courage and stance to say, ‘Yeah this is what has to be done.’ For that, I’m grateful.”

Sisters Improve School Conditions for Girls in Zambia

Sisters Improve School Conditions for Girls in Zambia

Resource mobilization and project proposal writing skills learned in SLDI enable Sr. Christine to improve conditions at a girls’ boarding school in Zambia

Bread Bakery Brings Employment, Skill Building and Food Supply to Ugandan Community

Bread Bakery Brings Employment, Skill Building and Food Supply to Ugandan Community

The education Sr. Teopista gained through both SLDI and HESA help a bakery to thrive and provide nourishment to a Ugandan community.

Learning To Lead

Learning To Lead

Through education, Catholic sisters are becoming some of the top leaders bringing positive changes throughout Africa.

Teaching Primary School Children in Zambia

Teaching Primary School Children in Zambia

Sr. Rita uses her education scholarship to help children grow in spirit, in knowledge and in love of God.

The Importance of Rural Development in Tanzania

The Importance of Rural Development in Tanzania

Sr. Magreth continues her education in order to assist her congregation in developing its rural ministries across Tanzania.

Women Religious are Healing Africa Through Health and Wellness

Women Religious are Healing Africa Through Health and Wellness

Catholic sisters are providing much needed health and wellness services throughout Africa.

"DREAMS" Program Reduces HIV/AIDS Among Young Women and Girls in Lesotho

SLDI alumna Sr. Anacletta implements a program to increase access to HIV/AIDS services and reduce the number of new HIV/AIDS cases among adolescent girls and young women in Lesotho.

Hospital in Uganda with Mission to Serve the Vulnerable

Hospital in Uganda with Mission to Serve the Vulnerable

Nursing Director and ASEC alumna Sr. Harriet is a driving force behind Nkozi Hospital's mission and vision for the future.

Sisters Sustaining Sisters: Bring Vitality to Communities of Women Religious in Africa

Sisters Sustaining Sisters: Bring Vitality to Communities of Women Religious in Africa

Congregations of Catholic sisters in Africa are being strengthened from within through ASEC programs.

Nigerian Nun's Grant Writing Skills Help Thousands in Need

Nigerian Nun's Grant Writing Skills Help Thousands in Need

Sr. Josemaria is using her SLDI education to improve healthcare services and strengthen the resource mobilization skills of several congregations in Nigeria.

Congregational Capacity Building in Uganda

Congregational Capacity Building in Uganda

Sr. Mary Sarah strengthens the vitality of her congregation through leadership and governance training.

Improving Congregational Operations and Archives in Malawi

Improving Congregational Operations and Archives in Malawi

To avoid the risk of losing important documents, Sr. Hellen used the skills she learned in SLDI to centralize records and create a data archive for her congregation.

4 Inspirational Homes in Africa Where Catholic Sisters Support Individuals with Disabilities

4 Inspirational Homes in Africa Where Catholic Sisters Support Individuals with Disabilities

Catholic nuns from ASEC programs are using their educational training to support people with disabilities at facilities throughout Africa.

Student Donates Musical Instruments to Ghanian Children with Special Needs

Student Donates Musical Instruments to Ghanian Children with Special Needs

Service Learning participant reflects on her volunteer experience and sharing her love of music with children with special needs in Ghana.

Caring for Ghanaian Children & Young Adults with Disabilities

Caring for Ghanaian Children & Young Adults with Disabilities

An SLDI alumna is helping children to realize that disability is not inability while advocating for the rights of Ghanaians with physical and mental disabilities.

Sisters a Source of Hope For Uganda's Elderly and Poor

Sisters a Source of Hope For Uganda's Elderly and Poor

At Mapeera Bakateyamba Home in Uganda, Good Samaritan Sisters serve the elderly, poor, destitute, disabled and neglected people of God without discrimination.

Supporting Seniors: Catholic Sisters Provide Sustainable, Long-Term Care for Africa's Elderly

Supporting Seniors: Catholic Sisters Provide Sustainable, Long-Term Care for Africa's Elderly

Educated nuns in Africa are becoming mutigenerational change multipliers by providing support to the most senior members of their communities.

Field Experience with the Elderly Affirms Sister's Passion for Social Work

Field Experience with the Elderly Affirms Sister's Passion for Social Work

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 Brings Fluoride-Free, Clean Water to Kenyans

Innovative Technology Brings Fluoride-Free, Clean Water to Kenyans

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.

Advancing the Girl Child in Africa: Catholic Sisters Empower the Next Generation of Women

Advancing the Girl Child in Africa: Catholic Sisters Empower the Next Generation of Women

Nuns in Africa are using their education to become change agents and forces multipliers of good by leading and supporting young women.

6 Catholic Nuns Building Businesses Across Africa

6 Catholic Nuns Building Businesses Across Africa

Entrepreneurial Catholic sisters are building businesses across Africa to meet the needs of the poor and marginalized.

Economic Growth & Opportunity For Women in Rural Cameroon

Economic Growth & Opportunity For Women in Rural Cameroon

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

Nun Provides Healthcare Services in a Place Where Doctors Shun to Go

Nun Provides Healthcare Services in a Place Where Doctors Shun to Go

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

Reducing Poverty Through Microloans for Women in Kenya

Reducing Poverty Through Microloans for Women in 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.

Nuns in Africa Spearhead Women's Empowerment Projects

Nuns in Africa Spearhead Women's Empowerment Projects

Catholic Sisters in Africa are using education to empower women and work toward gender equality.

Catholic Nuns Improve Food Security in Africa

Catholic Nuns Improve Food Security in Africa

In Africa, severe food insecurity and undernourishment is on the rise. But, educated Nuns are changing that reality for the communities they serve.

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

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

SLDI and HESA alumnae are at the forefront of social change and the promotion of justice, as they address injustice in their communities.

Nuns Promote Holistic Education at Kikyusa Schools in Uganda

Nuns Promote Holistic Education at Kikyusa Schools in Uganda

Quality education, community support and strong leadership results in a thriving student body led by Srs. Monica and Imelda.

Filling Healthcare Gaps in Malawi

Filling Healthcare Gaps in Malawi

Sr. Magdalena uses her newfound skills to streamline hospital operations and improve patient care.

Stream of Hope; Clean Water Initiatives in Africa

Stream of Hope; Clean Water Initiatives in Africa

Catholic Nuns write grants and raise funds to support clean water projects in African communities.

Helping Orphans in Tanzania See a Brighter Tomorrow

Helping Orphans in Tanzania See a Brighter Tomorrow

Sr. Efrosina and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters provide love and comfort to orphans in Tanzania, giving them hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Orphans of God

Orphans of God

Across Africa, Catholic nuns are providing help and hope for orphaned children facing psychosocial distress, economic hardship, withdrawal from school, malnutrition and illness.

Unmarking Mother Earth; Sisters Solve Environmental Issues in Africa

Unmarking Mother Earth; Sisters Solve Environmental Issues in Africa

Sisters are dedicated to solving the serious environmental issues facing Africa today, leaving the world in better condition than how they received it.

The Classroom Without Desks in Rural Kenya

The Classroom Without Desks in Rural 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.

Teachers in Africa Battle Educational Poverty

Teachers in Africa Battle Educational Poverty

Across Africa, Catholic Sisters battle educational poverty and so much more as they mold the minds of the future generation.

Sisters at the Forefront of Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

Sisters at the Forefront of Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

African Sisters are practicing sustainable agriculture and farming to solve problems like malnutrition and food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Free Cervical Cancer Screenings for Women in Nigeria

Free Cervical Cancer Screenings for Women in 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.

From Nursing Student to Hospital CEO

From Nursing Student to Hospital CEO

HESA pilot nursing student achieves success as CEO of St. Francis Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nursing Education Helping Nuns Improve Healthcare in Africa

Nursing Education Helping Nuns Improve Healthcare in Africa

Catholic nuns in Africa receive quality education through ASEC, providing them with valuable nursing skills to improve healthcare in their communities.

Turning Disability Into Possibility for Girls in Africa (The Story of Cheshire Home)

Turning Disability Into Possibility for Girls in Africa (The Story of Cheshire Home)

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

Education for Orphans in Kenya

Education for Orphans in 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.

Mercy for Kenyan Children Born With HIV

Mercy for Kenyan Children Born With HIV

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

Religious sisters across Africa are using their ASEC education to spearhead projects in support of Africa's youth and future generation.

"Holiday Hope" for Cameroon's Internally Displaced Children

Sr. Louisa is using skills learned in ASEC's SLDI program to bring holiday cheer to displaced children in war-torn Cameroon.

Patient Dignity Comes First at Healthcare Facility in Ghana

Patient Dignity Comes First at Healthcare Facility in 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.

Food Security for New Mothers & Their Babies in Malawi

Food Security for New Mothers & Their Babies in Malawi

Sr. Hellen is using skills learned in ASEC's SLDI program to ease the stress of motherhood affecting women across Malawi.

Rebirth; Sisters Renew Hope in Africa for the Poor and Marginalized

Rebirth; Sisters Renew Hope in Africa for the Poor and Marginalized

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.

Library Builds Minds & Improves Literacy in Nigeria

Library Builds Minds & Improves Literacy in 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.

Improving Nutrition, Reducing Poverty and Creating Jobs in Ghana

Improving Nutrition, Reducing Poverty and Creating Jobs in Ghana

Sr. Stephany's human development projects are improving nutrition, reducing poverty and creating jobs in Ghana.

Rebuilding Tanzania infrastructure, one brick at a time

Rebuilding Tanzania infrastructure, one brick at a time

Sr. Benedicta Anslem is improving infrastructure and building hope in Tanzania, one brick at a time.

Sisters Build Hope by Improving Infrastructure in Africa

Sisters Build Hope by Improving Infrastructure in Africa

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.

Efficient, Confident and Competent in Her Accountant Career

Efficient, Confident and Competent in Her Accountant Career

Sr. Florida receives two promotions in her accountant career after completing her ASEC-sponsored education.

From Computer Illiterate to Empowered Accounts Manager

From Computer Illiterate to Empowered Accounts Manager

Find out how Sr. Faustina Khaoya is using her ASEC-sponsored education to help revamp her congregation's economy.

Financing the Future Generation

Financing the Future Generation

Find out how Sr. Agnes Manzede Freda is using her ASEC sponsored education to help support a children's program in Uganda.

Providing Quality Education to the Poorest Children in Zambia

Providing Quality Education to the Poorest Children in Zambia

Sr. Prema Anthony is using the education she received through ASEC to improve the quality of education for 1,700 students in Zambia.

This Sawdust Briquette Recipe Solves a Common Problem for Women in Rural Africa

This Sawdust Briquette Recipe Solves a Common Problem for Women in Rural Africa

In the forests of Malawi, women walk long distances to find dry wood for cooking and heating their homes. But, Sr. Jane's innovative idea solves this common problem and now she's teaching the recipe women in her community.

The Challenges of Consent & Respect for All Human Life

The Challenges of Consent & Respect for All Human Life

Sr. Olivia's faith in God, internal strength and education all play important roles in protecting and defending the lives of unborn children carried by young rape victims in a South Sudan health clinic.

The Sister Going Above & Beyond to Provide Health Services in South Sudan

The Sister Going Above & Beyond to Provide Health Services in South Sudan

Sr. Florence uses her nursing skills to care for her patients and her SLDI Finance training helps her to manage the clinic. Every single day she goes above and beyond to bring quality healthcare to the sick who need her.

Closing the Loop With an Innovative Recycling Project

Closing the Loop With an Innovative Recycling Project

Sr. Yvette's closed loop recycling project increases food production, manages waste and lifts the economic burden from her school during times of crisis in Cameroon.

Solar Project Creates Stable Electricity for Malawian Health Centre

Solar Project Creates Stable Electricity for Malawian Health Centre

The country of Malawi struggles with several problems including an unstable power grid, so SLDI Alumni Sr. Stella decided to use Malawi's natural resources to power her congregation's health centre.

Medical Camp in Uganda treats nearly 2,000 in rural community

Medical Camp in Uganda treats nearly 2,000 in rural community

SLDI Alumna Sr. Nirmala wrote a successful grant to hold a free medical camp in rural Uganda helping nearly 2000 people.

Donor retention strategies to win donor confidence

Donor retention strategies to win donor confidence

Sr. Teresa shares how she won the confidence of her donors and how donor retention plays an important role in receiving funding for multiple projects that can benefit the community.

A Village for Orphans in Kenya (The Story of Nyumbani Village)

A Village for Orphans in Kenya (The Story of Nyumbani Village)

Sr. Faith Kamau, HESA student, is using her education to help the children and residents of the Nyumbani Village orphanage.

HIV+ Youth in Malawi Learn To Live with Hope

HIV+ Youth in Malawi Learn To Live with Hope

The story of Agnes, a young girl who was unaware she was HIV positive until the death of her mother and father. Agnes joined Sr. Sonia's support group where she learned how to deal with the stigma and challenges facing Malawian youth living with HIV.

Sustainable Farming Project Pays Teacher Salaries

Sustainable Farming Project Pays Teacher Salaries

The sustainable farming / biogas project pays a portion of primary school teacher salaries, fights climate change and cuts down cost of living for the community.

Inclusive Development For Disabled Children in Ghana

Inclusive Development For Disabled Children in Ghana

Sr. Joyce works with her congregation and the community to ensure that disabled children receive medical care, education and a chance at inclusive development in Ghana.

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Nigeria Through Economic Empowerment

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Nigeria Through Economic Empowerment

Sr. Veronica, a humanitarian aid worker, has trained over 250 beneficiaries, providing opportunities through her economic empowerment program, as a means to prevent more cases of HIV/AIDS.

Fighting Malaria in Malawi One Child at a Time

Fighting Malaria in Malawi One Child at a Time

As malaria continues to be a leading cause of death in African countries, Sr. Grace Akpan of Malawi spends her time helping those infected.

A Small Rural Health Centre with Big Impact in Remote Zambia

A Small Rural Health Centre with Big Impact in Remote Zambia

Because of Sr. Constancia, an isolated community plagued with HIV cases now has access to basic healthcare.

Help & Hope for Homeless Boys in Kenya (The Story of Kwetu Home)

Help & Hope for Homeless Boys in Kenya (The Story of Kwetu Home)

Sr. Felistas combs the slums of Nairobi, Kenya in search of poor, orphaned street boys in need of a home.

Holistic Education for Girls in Uganda

Holistic Education for Girls in Uganda

With leadership skills learned in SLDI & HESA, Sr. Petronilla is providing quality, holistic education to girls in Northern Uganda.

A Home for the Elderly to Reflect on Life's Journey

A Home for the Elderly to Reflect on Life's Journey

Although she was excited to begin work with the elderly at Elizabeth Bruyere Old Age Home in Lesotho, Sr. Theresia noticed her lack of education proved to be a barrier in her service.

A Place For the Displaced to Call Home

A Place For the Displaced to Call Home

Sr. Veronica is using the skills she learned from the SLDI program to turn one village's reality into a possibility.

Offering Second Chances to Prisoners in Cameroon

Offering Second Chances to Prisoners in Cameroon

Sr. Gwen has made it her mission in life to ensure that inmates in Cameroonian prisons are given second chances.

When the Teacher Becomes the Student: Serving a Desperately Understaffed School

When the Teacher Becomes the Student: Serving a Desperately Understaffed School

When Sr. Lucy arrived at the school she was eager to help mold young minds, but she never imagined that, in the end, it was her mind that would be molded.

Disability is Not Inability (The Story of Providence Home, Uganda)

Disability is Not Inability (The Story of Providence Home, Uganda)

In Providence Home, one sees the endowment of the Catholic Church through the kindly serving hands of the religious women who care for marginalized members of the society.

Sisters Fight HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sisters Fight HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sisters in sub-Saharan Africa work tirelessly to prevent, treat and support those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS.

Liberation from the burden of HIV/AIDS in Malawi

Liberation from the burden of HIV/AIDS in Malawi

ASEC not only aids the marginalized, but has been a key component in helping the Teresian Sisters realize their congregation's charism of liberation.

Fighting for Human Trafficking Victims in the Middle East

Fighting for Human Trafficking Victims in the Middle East

Sr. Vanaja and her organization identify Cameroonian trafficking victims in the Middle East and bring them home. On June 27, 2017, SLDI alumna Sr. Vanaja received an award in recognition of her unrelenting efforts to combat modern slavery.

Eco-Friendly Farming with Renewable Energy in Rural Zambia

Eco-Friendly Farming with Renewable Energy in Rural Zambia

Reaching out to women in the rural areas, the Mother Earth Centre promotes improved nutrition and self sustainability through multiple projects. In this photo, farmers are cultivating moringa powder.

Customer service training yields positive reputation for St. Martin de Porres hospital

Customer service training yields positive reputation for St. Martin de Porres hospital

Good customer service learned in alumnae meeting produced increased turnout at St. Martin de Porres hospital Njinikom, Cameroon.

The Gift of Proposal Writing Skills Keeps on Giving

The Gift of Proposal Writing Skills Keeps on Giving

Sr. Consolata is addressing urgent needs in local hospitals, schools, orphanages and disabled homes with her proposal writing skills. She has written over 60 project proposals, 75% of of which have been successful!

The Impact of Drug Abuse in Developing Countries

The Impact of Drug Abuse in Developing Countries

Understanding the severe impact that drug abuse has on health, development, peace and security in developing countries of Africa.

Teaching Orphaned Boys about Sustainable Farming

Teaching Orphaned Boys about Sustainable Farming

SLDI mentee Sr. Catherine Wanza creates a biogas digester plant at Ukweli Home of Hope, allowing her to teach boys from the streets of Nairobi about sustainable agriculture and farming.

Clean Drinking Water Transforms Communities in Ghana

Clean Drinking Water Transforms Communities in Ghana

The urgent need to stop a major cholera outbreak prompted the Sisters of St. Louis to find funding for a filtered water project. What they didn't expect was for clean water to transform their community in so many other ways.

Social Justice & Peace For Marginalized Women in Kenya

Social Justice & Peace For Marginalized Women in Kenya

Sr. Josephine began her project social justice project, Women Peacemakers with Alternative Livelihood, after recognizing the need to empower women in Kenya in dealing with social justice issues like violence, income setbacks, poverty and healthcare.

Catholic Sisters Confront FGM in Kenya [Video]

Catholic Sisters Confront FGM in Kenya [Video]

Sr. Caroline Kimani describes how the SLDI leadership course changed her perspective and helped her become a better advocate in the fight against FGM.

Participants of SLDI Workshops Discuss Their Achievements

Participants of SLDI Workshops Discuss Their Achievements

Several participants of SLDI workshops are using their education to help their congregations and communities.

Volunteering in Tanzania Changed My Life

Volunteering in Tanzania Changed My Life

Marywood University alumna Emily Schweiger reflects on volunteering in Tanzania through ASEC's Service Learning Program and its effects on her life.

Confidence gained from an education leads to facilitating a workshop

Confidence gained from an education leads to facilitating a workshop

By participating in the HESA program, Sr. Caroline gained the confidence she would not have had otherwise to facilitate a 2 day workshop for the 25 junior sisters gracefully and with confidence.

Education is the Gift That Keeps Giving

Education is the Gift That Keeps Giving

Sr. Juliana is using the skills she acquired from ASEC's SLDI administrative track to help give presentations to others on how to better their lives and achieve their goals.

Using education to teach others

Using education to teach others

Sr. Mary Nalule writes thanking ASEC for helping her to achieve her dream of studying Education to achieve her dream of becoming a school teacher.

Catholic Sisters in Malawi Realizing Dreams

Catholic Sisters in Malawi Realizing Dreams

Numerous dreams of the religious congregations, the church and Malawi as a nation are being realized thanks to ASEC, the Hilton Fund and all well-wishers who support ASEC programs.

Five HESA Sisters in Nigeria Graduate as Head of Department

Five HESA Sisters in Nigeria Graduate as Head of Department

Five HESA sisters receive Head of Department awards at Veritas University graduation ceremony for their outstanding academic performance.

Graduating as 2020 CUEA Valedictorian and Top of Class

Graduating as 2020 CUEA Valedictorian and Top of Class

HESA participant Sr. Irene Kwena receives honors as top graduating student and valedictorian of her class at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Kenya.

From Leader to Servant Leader: A Catholic Nun's Journey

From Leader to Servant Leader: A Catholic Nun's Journey

Sr. Ruth uses skills she learned in ASEC programs to be a role model and servant leader in her community.

ASEC Staff Visit Alumnae Projects in Uganda

ASEC Staff Visit Alumnae Projects in 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:

African Sisters in the Fight Against Cancer

African Sisters in the Fight Against Cancer

On World Cancer Awareness Day, ASEC would like to acknowledge the sisters working to prevent, treat and support individuals in their fight against cancer.