Nigeria

Nigeria

Located in West Africa, Nigeria is one of the most populated countries in the world and one of the largest economies in Africa.

5811 of approximately 5,6942 Catholic Sisters in Nigeria have been served by ASEC programs.

CAPITAL
Abuja
POPULATION
≈191 million
TOTAL SERVED
5811
ALUM FUNDS RAISED
≈$2.2 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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Nigeria Country Report by ASEC

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

Sisters impact in Nigeria
SLDIHESA

  • There's been a 6.8% increase in the number of women religious in Nigeria from 2012 to 2017.

Alumnae in Nigeria

  • Education (63.1%) and healthcare (37.8%) are the top Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that ASEC alumnae in country contribute to in their ministries (N=95)
  • 65% received leadership positions in their ministries (N=78)
  • 95% demonstrated effective use of skills in their ministries (N=82)
  • 87% demonstrated effective use of skills in their congregations (N=78)
ASEC works with congregations registered with the Nigerian Conference of Women Religious (NCWR).

Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) in Nigeria

SLDI has been working in Nigeria since 2007.

ASEC has served 431 Catholic sisters from Nigeria through the SLDI program.

  • 24% of 2019 SLDI participants in Nigeria report bursar as their ministry (N=75)
  • 44% of SLDI participants were trained in administration and 39% in finance, as of 2018 (N=355)

SLDI Partners of Nigeria

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Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) in Nigeria

HESA has been working in Nigeria since 2014.

ASEC is supporting 1503 Catholic sisters in Nigeria to study for degrees and diplomas through the HESA program.

  • 28% of HESA participants in Nigeria report bursar as their ministry (N=60)
  • 50% of HESA participants in Nigeria are studying in the field of education (N=143)

HESA Partners of Nigeria

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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