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.

555* of approximately 7,650 Catholic Sisters in Kenya have been served by ASEC programs.

CAPITAL
Nairobi
POPULATION
≈47.6 million
TOTAL SERVED
555*
ALUM FUNDS RAISED
≈$3,970,000

*The total number of participants served is not the total UNIQUE program participants. Please note that some sisters may have been served by more than 1 program.

Map of Africa, Kenya

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ASEC's work in Kenya
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ASEC works with 150 congregations registered with the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK).

SLDI has been working in Kenya since 2007.

ASEC has served 357 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 Evaluation Reports

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HESA has been working in Kenya since 2013.

HESA is supporting 198 Catholic Sisters in Kenya to study for degrees and diplomas.

  • 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 Evaluation Reports

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Service Learning


In Summer 2017, eight students from Marywood University & Chestnut Hill College attended a 3-week service trip to Nairobi, Kenya. This was ASEC's first service trip to Kenya. Participants 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.

Student Reflections:

Kenya Partners

Advantech Consulting Limited  (Kenya)
Facilitate SLDI workshops in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania and play an important role in updating and improving the workshop curricula.

Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK)  (Kenya)

Chemchemi Ya Uzima Institute  (Nairobi, Kenya)
HESA sisters, through the Onsite Model, are studying for Bachelor’s degrees in Theology or Catechetics.

Christian Organizations Research and Advisory Trust (CORAT)  (Kenya)
Facilitate SLDI workshops in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania, and play an important role in updating and improving the workshop curricula.

Enterprise Management Development Center  (Kenya)
Facilitate SLDI workshops in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania, and play an important role in updating and improving the workshop curricula.

Tangaza University College  (Nairobi, Kenya)
Services HESA sisters through the Onsite Model. SLDI alumni can complete the program in one-year. Sisters are studying for Diplomas in Leadership and Resource Management.

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)  (Nairobi, Kenya)
Partnered with Marywood University to support the HESA program in East Africa. Sisters complete one full year via online distance learning delivered by Marywood University and transfer to CUEA to complete their degrees.

Viffar Consulting Ltd.  (Kenya)
Facilitate SLDI workshops in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania, and play an important role in updating and improving the workshop curricula.

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