Kenya

Kenya

Situated on the equator on Africa's east coast, Kenya has been described as ''the cradle of humanity.'' It is twice the size of the U.S. state of Nevada.

10901 of approximately 6,8782 Catholic Sisters in Kenya have been served by ASEC programs.

CAPITAL
Nairobi
POPULATION
≈47.6 million
TOTAL SERVED
10901
ALUM FUNDS RAISED
≈$5.1 million

1Total participants served; some Sisters may have been served by more than 1 program.
22017 Statistical Yearbook of the Church, Libreria Editrice Vaticana

LESOTHO ZAMBIA MALAWI TANZANIA KENYA UGANDA SOUTH SUDAN CAMEROON NIGERIA GHANA GHANA NIGERIA CAMEROON SOUTH SUDAN UGANDA KENYA TANZANIA ZAMBIA MALAWI LESOTHO

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Kenya Country Report by ASEC

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Download the Kenya Country Report (PDF) for statistics about students and alumnae of ASEC's programs.

Sisters impact in Kenya
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  • There's been a 42.7% increase in the number of women religious in Kenya from 2012 to 2017.

Alumnae in Kenya

  • Education (56.8%) and healthcare (34.8%) are the top Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that ASEC alumnae in country contribute to in their ministries (N=132)
  • 78% received leadership positions in their ministries (N=138)
  • 89% demonstrated effective use of skills in their ministries (N=130)
  • 86% demonstrated effective use of skills in their congregations (N=134)
ASEC works with congregations registered with the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK).

Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) in Kenya

SLDI has been working in Kenya since 2007.

ASEC has served 532 Catholic sisters from Kenya through the SLDI program.

  • 20% of 2019 SLDI participants in Kenya report administration as their ministry (N=99)
  • 40% of SLDI participants in Kenya were trained in administration and 34% in finance, as of 2018 (N=432)

SLDI Partners of Kenya

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Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) in Kenya

HESA has been working in Kenya since 2013.

ASEC is supporting 5583 Catholic sisters in Kenya to study for degrees and diplomas through the HESA program.

  • 33% of HESA participants in Kenya report teaching as their ministry (N=218)
  • 36% of HESA participants in Kenya are studying in the field of education (N=533)

HESA Partners of Kenya

3HESA total served is reported by the country of the institution where the sister is studying. Some sisters travel to a different country to attend specialized programs of study.

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Service Learning in Kenya


ASEC has served 30 individuals through the Service Learning program in Kenya (includes students, mentors, site hosts).

June 2017: Students from Marywood University & Chestnut Hill College attended a 3-week service trip to Kenya. They provided service at various sites, including a refugee center, a hospital, a home for street boys and an orphanage for both physically and mentally disabled children

May 2018: Service learning participants traveled to Kenya, staying with the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (LSOSF), a missionary community, where they took part in service learning activities within the LSOSF compound and throughout Nairobi.

Recent Service Learning Reporting

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