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.
1 of approximately 6,878 2 Catholic Sisters in Kenya have been served by ASEC programs.
ALUM FUNDS RAISED
1Total participants served; some Sisters may have been served by more than 1 program.
22017 Statistical Yearbook of the Church, Libreria Editrice Vaticana
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There's been a 42.7% increase in the number of women religious in Kenya from 2012 to 2017.
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.
Kenya's impact projects are focused on:
Education (34.8%) - highest percentage of all reporting countries
Improving health (19.9%)
Improving access to water (13.5%)
Addressing HIV/AIDS (7.1%).
Kenya’s impact projects are helping to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, specifically: 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
403 Catholic Sisters in Kenya to study for degrees and diplomas through the HESA program.
About 1/3 of the sisters are studying for Bachelor of Education degrees.
The remainder are studying for degrees in fields including accounting, economics, business administration, commerce, social work, sociology, theology, and religious studies. HESA Partners of Kenya
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Service Learning in Kenya
ASEC has served
18 individuals through the Service Learning program in Kenya (includes students, mentors, site hosts).
June 2017: 8 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: A total of 13 service learning participants will travel to Kenya and stay with the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (LSOSF), a missionary community, where they will take part in service learning activities within the LSOSF compound and throughout Nairobi.
Recent Service Learning Reporting
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Success Stories from 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.
Catholic Sisters in Africa are using education to empower women and work toward gender equality.
SLDI and HESA alumnae are at the forefront of social change and the promotion of justice, as they address injustice in their communities.
Catholic Nuns write grants and raise funds to support clean water projects in African communities.
Across Africa, Catholic nuns are providing help and hope for orphaned children facing psychosocial distress, economic hardship, withdrawal from school, malnutrition and ...
Sisters are dedicated to solving the serious environmental issues facing Africa today, leaving the world in better condition than how they received it.
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.
Across Africa, Catholic Sisters battle educational poverty and so much more as they mold the minds of the future generation.
HESA pilot nursing student achieves success as CEO of St. Francis Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
Catholic nuns in Africa receive quality education through ASEC, providing them with valuable nursing skills to improve healthcare in their communities.
HESA alumna Sr. Anne is providing opportunities for girls with mental and physical disabilities in Kenya so they can reach their true potential.
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.
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 ...
Religious sisters across Africa are using their ASEC education to spearhead projects in support of Africa's youth and future generation.
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 ...
Catholic Sisters are using their education to build infrastructure in Africa as they work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9 (SDG 9): Industry, Innovation ...
Sr. Faith Kamau, HESA student, is using her education to help the children and residents of the Nyumbani Village orphanage.
Sr. Felistas combs the slums of Nairobi, Kenya in search of poor, orphaned street boys in need of a home.
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 ...
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 ...
Sr. Josephine began her project social justice project, Women Peacemakers with Alternative Livelihood, after recognizing the need to empower women in Kenya in dealing ...