Where We Work
We serve 10 African countries
Women religious dedicate their lives to social and human development. However, sisters often do not have access to the education and training they need to effectively carry out their work.
ASEC is headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania (USA). To date, we have served approximately 5,300 women religious in 10 African countries. Despite the challenges faced by young African women seeking religious life, the number of African sisters has increased dramatically over the last 50 years. A survey conducted by ASEC in 2014-2015 documented more than 42,900 Catholic sisters and 4,298 women in formation houses in the 10 countries we serve, and these numbers are growing.