Referred to as Warm Heart of Africa, Malawi is a land of smiles and hospitality with rich wildlife. Malawi is located in South Eastern Africa.
3221 of approximately 1,0802 Catholic Sisters in Malawi have been served by ASEC programs.
Recent News & Reflections
- Sisters Sustaining Sisters: Bring Vitality to Communities of Women Religious in Africa
- Catholic sisters are serving Africa's vulnerable during global pandemic
- Improving Congregational Operations and Archives in Malawi
Download the Malawi Country Report (PDF) for statistics about students and alumnae of ASEC's programs.
There's been a 12.1% increase in the number of women religious in Malawi from 2012 to 2017.
Alumnae in Malawi
- Healthcare (55.5%) and education (22%) are the top Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that ASEC alumnae in country contribute to in their ministries (N=45)
- 80% received leadership positions in their ministries (N=45)
- 83% demonstrated effective use of skills in their ministries (N=40)
- 93% demonstrated effective use of skills in their congregations (N=42)
Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) in Malawi
SLDI has been working in Malawi since 2013.
ASEC has served 238 Catholic sisters from Malawi through the SLDI program.
- 25% of 2019 SLDI participants in Malawi report teaching as their ministry (N=68)
- 49% of SLDI participants were trained in administration and 48% in finance, as of 2018 (N=170)
SLDI Partners of Malawi
Recent SLDI Reporting
Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) in Malawi
HESA has been working in Malawi since 2016 (January).
ASEC is supporting 373 Catholic sisters in Malawi to study for degrees and diplomas through the HESA program.
- 23% of HESA participants in Malawi report secretarial work as their ministry (N=22)
- 38% of HESA participants in Malawi are studying in the field of education (N=27)
HESA Partners of Malawi
Recent HESA Reporting
The Scholarship Program in Malawi
The Scholarship Program has been active in Malawi since 2016.
In 2016 ASEC expanded the Scholarship Program to Malawi and Zambia to fulfill the need for secondary and diploma level education among women religious.
47 women religious in Malawi have been able to attend school because of ASEC's Scholarship Program. Sisters are studying for their secondary education or two-year diploma.